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What You Need to Know About Lawful Waivers of Age Discrimination Claims

March 3, 2009
To have a valid release of claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, employers must comply with several technical requirements. Courts consistently have stated that these requirements are ‘strict and unqualified,’ and if an employer fails to meet any of the statutory requirements, the waiver is ‘ineffective as a matter of law.’ Here is an outline of what companies must do to comply.
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Don't Cut Legal Compliance Training

February 5, 2009
Commentary: A recession is exactly the wrong time to cut the budgets for training in support of legal compliance issues. In addition to preventing management mistakes that may give rise to legal claims after a negative job action, training can provide an important affirmative defense. Should a company be taken to court, every training dollar spent can be cited as proof of a good-faith effort to comply with worker protections.
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Diversity The Obama Effect

February 5, 2009
Experts believe the election of the first African-American president of the United States will redefine workplace diversity, placing a greater emphasis on multiculturalism and socioeconomic status.
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Senate Approves Pay Discrimination Measure

January 22, 2009
Democrats want to send the legislation to President Barack Obama quickly so it can be one of the first bills he signs. The president and first lady Michelle Obama made it a centerpiece of campaign events designed to highlight women’s issues.
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