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Creative but Unnecessary: Lewd Picture in Harassment Case Refused as Evidence

May 15, 2014
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Bravo for creativity, but let me suggest a less intrusive, and more conclusive, alternative to the racy pic: a forensic exam of the phone that sent the photo.
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Should you Check Your Employee's Social Media Accounts?

May 14, 2014
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Do employers have a right to monitor employees’ social media accounts, or is this an invasion of their personal lives?
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Don't Be That Boss: Company Pays Big for Use of the N-Word

May 13, 2014
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Do you have a case for discrimination and harassment if you’re an African-American whose boss calls you a 'n***er,' and intimidates you with a handgun during meetings? You bet you do.
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EEOC Continues Fight Against Severance Agreements and Employers Fight Back

May 9, 2014
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Employers should take a wait-and-see approach on this issue. It's is too important for employers to knee-jerk pull these key clauses from their agreements.
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Formula for Lactation Policies

May 8, 2014
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Women enjoy the legal right to reasonable breaks for lactation in the workplace. Two different laws grant this right: the Affordable Care Act and Title VII’s sex-discrimination protections.
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Legal Briefing: 100 Percent Wrong?

May 8, 2014
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Policies that require employees to return to work only if they are 100 percent healed may violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Legal Briefing: One Doctor's Note Will Do

May 8, 2014
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Employers cannot request recertification of approved FMLA leave of absence each time the employee requests such an absence.
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How Flexible are our Workplaces?

May 7, 2014
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There is no excuse for an employer to not offer flexibility. If the employee isn’t performing, treat it as an indictment of that employee, not the flexibility policy.
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Potty-Mouthed Employees

May 6, 2014
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Most non-union employees are at-will, which means you can fire them for any reason, as long as some other law, such as discrimination laws, doesn’t trump. So, if an employee has a potty mouth, you can fire her, right?
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FAMILY Act: A Baby Boon?

May 6, 2014
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More companies are offering paid parental leave for their employees, and a bill in Congress could extend that benefit to all workers in the United States.


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