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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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The NLRB is Looking to Overturn Email Solicitation Rules

May 5, 2014
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While a revised ruling would be consistent with the NLRB’s recent position on workplace communication, it is concerning for employers and bears monitoring.
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Don't Ask Medical-Related Questions During Interviews

April 29, 2014
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Questions about medical conditions during interviews taints the entire process.
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NLRB judge: Employers Cannot Require Employee Social Media Disclaimers

April 28, 2014
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This decision adds to the confusion that already exists around workplace social media policies. As for me, I see little harm in these types of disclaimers.
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The Last Word: Four Union Guys Walk Into a Bar ...

April 24, 2014
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I thought of my father and his friends as a new union movement headed into uncharted waters earlier this year.
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