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Employers Legal Obligations to Employees in the Military

October 5, 2007
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Hiring citizen soldiers has great benefits, but there are also strict laws governing their treatment that every employer needs to know.
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How Your ZIP Code Determines Your Employees Legal Rights

September 25, 2007
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Sometimes, which laws apply to employees and how the laws are interpreted by the courts is more a function of your ZIP code than anything else.
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What to Do When an HR Employee Sues

July 26, 2007
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When an HR staffer alleges employment discrimination, it’s automatically a different kind of claim. Here’s how to proceed when the claimant is someone who is likely to know damaging, embarrassing or unflattering information about the company—and might be willing to use it to bolster a case. It’s not all bad news, however. Sometimes it’s easier to deal with an HR claimant.
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Alcoholism and the ADA

October 10, 2006
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Employers should note that in order for a protected disability to exist, the plaintiff must address the specific condition which affords protection under the ADA and is the basis for the employer’s alleged violation of that law.
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Epileptic Truck Driver Entitled to ADA Accommodation

August 1, 2006
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Employers are advised to always consider reasonable accommodations that may permit the continued employment of protected disabled employees.
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Pot-Smoking Employee Need Not Be Accommodated

July 1, 2006
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Employers are cautioned that the medical use of marijuana will continue to be a contentious issue affecting employment policies and practices so long as federal and state laws continue to be in conflict.
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