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EEOC Cracks Down on Employer’s "English Only" Rule

June 10, 2014
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If you intend to enforce an English-only rule, make sure you can justify the nexus between English fluency and job performance.
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Equal Treatment in Workplace Misconduct Helps Avoid an Ugly Discrimination Claim

June 9, 2014
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Parties who are equally culpable in workplace misconduct should be treated equally. Disparate treatment is, well, disparate treatment, which is a Title VII no-no.
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Federal Court Blows Up EEOC's Stance on Medical Leaves of Absence

June 6, 2014
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Employers should still think long and hard (and only after engaging in the interactive process) before denying an extended unpaid leave of absence under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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What the F?! NLRB Allows Employee to Curse Out the Boss

June 5, 2014
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It's not that far from the NLRB letting the chickens run the workplace henhouse. How will employers be able to effectively manage then?
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A Black and Blue Lawsuit: Tiffany & Co. Sued for Race Discrimination

June 4, 2014
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It doesn't look good if only 0.5 percent of your managers are African American when you're defending a race-discrimination case.
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Legal Briefing: NLRB Answers Don't Answer That

June 3, 2014
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Employers may not generally discipline an employee union delegate for advising an employee during an investigative interview.
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Legal Briefing: Court Delivers FedEx Ruling on Hiring Decision

June 3, 2014
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When an employer inquires into an applicant’s medical condition as a condition of a job, the employer must focus on the individual job at issue.
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‘Free Speech’ Can Be Costly in the Workplace

June 3, 2014
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It’s a common misconception among employees that their First Amendment rights of free speech carry over to the private workplace. The expression of a political opinion can lead to the loss of a job.
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Employers Beware: EEOC Stepping Up Disability Discrimination Enforcement

June 2, 2014
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Ten of the 22 lawsuits filed or settlements reached by the EEOC in May included allegations of disability discrimination. That’s a .455 batting average, which is none too shabby in anyone’s book.
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You Should be Paying Your Interns

May 29, 2014
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If you use the services of interns, pay them. Otherwise, you are taking a huge gamble that is difficult to win.
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