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What to Do About Body Art at Work

March 24, 2010
Although some employers, particularly in traditionally creative fields, may encourage employee displays of body art as a form of self-expression, many others worry that their employees’ visible body piercings and tattoos may be off-putting or even offensive to customers, investors and the public at large. Here are some suggestions for legally managing body art at work.
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Employers and the Prevention of Workplace Violence

March 9, 2010
Commentary: For every headline-grabbing act of violence in the workplace, hundreds more—less dramatic in scale—go unreported each year. Although employers are not responsible for unknowable risk, victims or their families can hold employers accountable for those that they should have anticipated. Here are some preventive actions that companies can take to address the unpredictable results of human emotion and interaction.
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Legal Questions and Answers on the Swine Flu Pandemic

November 19, 2009
In reviewing their HR policies, employers must consider how federal and state laws affect pandemic preparedness. These laws include the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991, and state workers’ compensation laws. Here are some frequently asked questions on general and legal aspects of the pandemic.
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