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U.S. Labor Department Seeks Clamp Down on Union Activity Advice

February 20, 2013
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In June 2011, the Labor Department dropped a bombshell, proposing that the advice exception be substantially narrowed because the broad reading of the exception had resulted in the 'underreporting' of persuader activity.
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Background Screening Firms Face Increased Scrutiny

September 29, 2012
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In the wake of HireRight Solutions' $2.6 million penalty, background screening services are under greater scrutiny.
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'Great Texas Lactation Case' Debates Whether Breast-Milk Pumping Is a Pregnancy-Related Condition

August 23, 2012
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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is acting for a Texas mother who was fired days after she asked her employer about a room to pump breast milk. A judge ruled that after the woman gave birth the former employee 'was no longer pregnant and her pregnancy-related conditions ended.'
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Substance-Abuse Intervention Works Best When the Boss Steps In: Study

July 10, 2012
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A new study reveals supervisors must go past detection and aid in enforcement of substance-abuse policies to deter use of alcohol and drugs on the job.
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Employers Could Unlike Outcome of Facebook Password Requests

June 6, 2012
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No court has specifically addressed the legality of a social media background check. 'Privacy is very much a floating concept,' one expert says.
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'Hotness Discrimination' Isn't a Superficial Problem for Employers

May 8, 2012
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Such discrimination claims may seem frivolous but legal experts say employers should take them as seriously as they would any harassment complaint.
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The Fight for Rights: An Interview With Nicholas Katzenbach

April 10, 2012
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As part of our 90th anniversary, Workforce Management is talking to some of the people and organizations that helped influence today's workplace. In this installment, Workforce Management contributor Matthew Heller talks with former U.S. Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach about the development of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the problems the Kennedy and Johnson administrations faced, and how the legislation has evolved and how successful it has been over the years.
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Lawsuits Put the Spotlight on Hiring of Interns

April 3, 2012
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High-profile media outlets are targeted by class-action lawsuits as questions of pay and hours draw attention.
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Ethics Group Warns of ‘Steep Declines’ in Workforce Trust

March 20, 2012
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The ‘ominous warning signs’ of an ethics decline, says the Ethics Resource Center in a new survey, include a sharp increase in retaliation against employee whistle-blowers.
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