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Articles by Judy Greenwald

Use of Temporary Workers Also Invites Exposures to Lawsuits

March 17, 2010
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Attorneys say temporary workers hired through staffing agencies generally are considered to be employed by both the agency and company, even though the agency pays the salary.
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Ledbetter Fair-Pay Law Has Yet to Flood Courts

February 25, 2010
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The year-old bias law has changed the rules, however, and some experts say litigation may rise.
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Employers Urged to Save Pay Documents

February 25, 2010
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To defend themselves against allegations of discriminatory pay practices, employers may have to go back decades to provide documentation to defend against those claims. Such records may include payroll files, compensation programs, performance reviews and any of the decisions and guidelines around starting pay, promotional pay and merit increases.
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Could Your Company Be Liable for Child-Porn Viewing

December 16, 2009
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Attorneys say that employers can be held liable for negligent supervision or retention of workers who view child pornography on company computers. They can also be found liable if they discover an individual has been viewing pornography and do nothing.
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Supreme Court Nominee's Views on Business Are Hard to Read

June 10, 2009
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While Judge Sonia Sotomayor has a reputation as a liberal on social issues, experts say she could go either way on cases affecting businesses.
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Stable-Value Funds Pose More Risks Than Anticipated

May 14, 2009
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Stable-value funds are the safest investment option available to 401(k) plan participants despite two funds’ recent problems, but plan sponsors still should exercise caution in selecting these products, observers say.
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Employee Furloughs Can Complicate Benefits Offerings

May 7, 2009
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A growing number of employers already have introduced furloughs or are considering them, observers say. Furloughs can affect health plans, 401(k)s and other benefits.
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Wage Bias Law Will Burden Employers, Some Say

January 30, 2009
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The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 could lead to increased litigation and administrative headaches for many employers, observers say.
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With Layoffs on the Rise, Retaliation Risks Grow

January 30, 2009
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Some experts expect violent incidents to rise during the next several months because the number of layoffs at companies nationwide is expected to increase. While there is no ironclad guarantee someone will not become violent after being laid off or fired, there are steps companies can take to significantly mitigate the risk.
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Web-Based Screening May Lead to Bias Suits

April 1, 2008
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Without adequate policies in place, employers may be leaving themselves vulnerable to charges that they are using the data available on the Web sites to cull minorities, homosexuals and other applicants who are members of protected classes.
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