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Discrimination and EEOC Compliance

The Plus Factor

July 26, 2004
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A Supreme Court decision on diversity in educational settings is prompting companies to reconsider how they weigh diversity in their hiring decisions.
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Race Complaints Abroad--Wild West Environment

May 29, 2004
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How hotspots far from headquarters can be legal nightmares for employers.
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Beyond Unions

May 29, 2004
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Some experts think Wal-Mart's principle focus will be keeping unions out, but Coleman Peterson says that view is "myopic."
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Little Impact From Gay Marriage Ruling

January 30, 2004
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The Massachusetts court sanctioned gay marriage, but many companies already offer such benefits. There's little cost involved.
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People Problems on Every Aisle

January 30, 2004
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The world's largest retailer is beset by allegations of discrimination, overtime-law violations and turnover that is "spiraling in the wrong direction," to the tune of some 600,000 employees a year. For a company that practices what could be called HR lite, it might be time for a change.
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English-only Policies Can Translate into Problems for Employers

January 5, 2004
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The policies are legal when companies can make a case for English as a business necessity. That's a tricky definition. Just ask a casino that required its housekeeping staff to speak only English, and wound up paying a $.5 million legal settlement.
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Guerrillas in Your Midst

January 5, 2004
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Like a fighter hidden in the foliage, "guerrilla bias" is concealed by good intentions. The behavior is manifested in ways such as reluctance to coach a female employee for fear of hurting her feelings, or excessive accommodation for cultural differences such as varying standards of punctuality. There are many examples of the bias interfering with effectiveness in the workplace.
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The EEOCs English-only Rules

January 5, 2004
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Straight from the horse’s mouth: The U.S. EEOC’s policy on national-origin discrimination.
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When Men Take Paternity Leave, True Equality Begins

December 16, 2003
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Employers think of paternity leave as a cost, with no return on investment for the corporation. KPMG tried it and found quite the opposite. Guest columnist Julie Shields discusses why paternity leave should not be overlooked as a benefit for both employers and employees.
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The Car Wreck You Can Stop

November 26, 2003
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Regardless of the scenario, a frustrated employee can usually find solace in the open arms of a plaintiff's attorney.
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