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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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State's Measure Could Undercut Damage Rewards

February 25, 2005
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California’s anti-harassment training law could make punitive damage awards harder to get.
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Death and Danger Mount for Contractors in Iraq

January 31, 2005
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More than 200 civilians working for U.S. government contractors have died in Iraq since the spring of 2003. Some wonder how many companies will continue sending workers there.
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A Call-Center Scam Prompts Greater Scrutiny

June 1, 2004
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International fraud, customer dissatisfaction and a sense of lack of control have pushed companies to step up oversight at outsourced overseas call centers.
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The Supreme Court's Workplace Docket

January 5, 2004
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The court will consider such issues as reverse age discrimination, ERISA's primacy over state-court lawsuits and the limits of existing sexual-harassment case law.
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Friends Harassment Case May Throw Cold Water on any Sexual Talk at Work

January 25, 2002
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If the ruling is upheld, even workplaces where discussion of potential offensive matters is part of the job would have to crack down, says an attorney for the shows producers.
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A Return to At-Will Employment

May 6, 2001
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It's a hard fall for some employees, but a decision by the trend-setting California Supreme Court might bring business back to real employment at will.
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Ways of Assuring At-Will Clarity

May 6, 2001
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Watch your employee handbook--and not just the part about "at-will employment."
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