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Weeding Out the Passive-Aggressive, the Liar and the Blamer

January 25, 2008
Based on his 30 years in practice, attorney Alan L. Rupe says there are three behaviors common to plaintiffs in trumped-up employment lawsuits: They’re passive-aggressive; they exaggerate or lie; or they refuse to accept personal responsibility for their own poor performance. Those three behaviors cause trouble in the workplace, too. Here’s some practical HR advice on weeding them out before they become plaintiffs.
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Kennedy Wants to Move Pay Discrimination Bill Forward

January 24, 2008
The Fair Pay Restoration Act would reset the wage discrimination statute of limitations each time a worker receives an infected paycheck. Last spring, the Supreme Court ruled that the federal statute of limitations requires workers to take action within 180 days of the original discriminatory decision.
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EEOC Issues Rule On Retiree Health Benefits

December 27, 2007
The rule allows employers that provide retiree health benefits to continue to coordinate those benefits with Medicare or comparable state health benefits without violating the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
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Do Your Employees Consider Your Corporate Policies Racist

December 13, 2007
Reactions to recent (and not so recent) news events show that black and white Americans see things very differently. As businesspeople we must ask ourselves a very difficult and important question: Is it possible that a company’s policies are being viewed differently by different minority groups within its overall employee base?
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Lessons From Plaintiffs University

December 6, 2007
Employees trained at PU invariably dodge their responsibility for prompt reporting of harassment by framing their lack of understanding of the policy in such a way that their failure to complain somehow becomes reasonable. But here’s a holiday gift from columnist Alan Rupe: a surefire way to defeat them.
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