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English-Only Rule Questioned

February 16, 2006
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Courts and enforcement agencies strictly scrutinize English-only polices. Consideration must be given to whether English-only policies encompass business-only conversations and do not create a hostile work environment.
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RICO Lawsuits Show Need to Eye Recruiters

February 16, 2006
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Zinkle Fruit Co. paid $1.3 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a group of legal workers accusing the grower of depressing wages, which is illegal under RICO laws, by hiring illegal immigrants. The fine marks the first time that legal workers will receive damages for wage depression attributed to hiring illegal immigrants.
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Court Ruling That Employer's Integrity Test Violated ADA Could Open Door to Litigation

September 1, 2005
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Companies are urged to make sure they can show that such screenings relate to a job's requirements.
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An Unfair Play Against Bias

June 24, 2005
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According to the author, employers who take part in unlawful employment practices should be held accountable. But it offends his sense of fair play when employers are tricked by actors into making bad decisions.
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God Goes to Work

June 23, 2005
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Questions and answers about faith and business in conflict.
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Legal Gender Bending

April 29, 2005
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Can an employer treat female employees differently than male employees and still comply with federal "equal treatment" requirements?
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Costco's Appearance Crusade

April 1, 2005
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When a Costco employee who belongs to the Church of Body Modification insisted that her religious beliefs trumped the company dress code, a legal battle ensued. This in-depth report examines what happens when an employee’s religious beliefs conflict with the company dress code.
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Costco's Appearance Crusade

April 1, 2005
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When a Costco employee who belongs to the Church of Body Modification insisted that her religious beliefs trumped the company dress code, a legal battle ensued. This in-depth report examines what happens when an employee’s religious beliefs conflict with the company dress code.
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Discrimination Suit Can Be a Damaging Workplace Distraction

March 17, 2005
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While an embattled company is defending itself in a discrimination lawsuit, it ought not ignore what’s going on in the office or the factory. Otherwise, the workforce could drown in gossip, low morale, cover-ups and retaliation.
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Wal-Mart's Man With a Mission

March 3, 2005
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Lawrence V. Jackson, Wal-Mart’s new chief human resources officer, has been both a friend to workers and a tough-minded management honcho. He’ll need both sets of skills as he steps into a leadership role at a company facing class-action lawsuits, unionization battles and huge worldwide growth.
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