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Helping employers navigate the complicated and ever-changing world of employment and labor laws, rules, and regulations, rationally and pragmatically.

Woman Fired for Fertilization Treatments Will Test Bounds of Title VII's Ministerial Exception

April 30, 2012
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This case will be fascinating to follow, much more so for the religious implications than for the pregnancy discrimination implications.
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EEOC Sets New Guidance on Criminal Background Checks Under Title VII

April 26, 2012
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This enforcement guidance is required reading for any business that takes arrest or conviction records into consideration in any employment decision.
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EEOC Pronounces Protections for Transgendered Workers

April 25, 2012
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The EEOC and I disagree on a lot. Yet, on this issue, we are on the same page.
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'Eat Shop Sleep' Underscores Importance of Proactively Addressing Wage/Hour Issues

April 24, 2012
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I remain convinced, as I've pointed out before, that I can walk into any company and find a wage-and-hour violation.
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'The Bachelor' as Discrimination? Publicity Stunt Lawsuit Undermines Legitimate Claims

April 20, 2012
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Does 'The Bachelor' skew white? Absolutely. Are there other reality shows that skew black, or Latino, or gay? You bet.
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Don't Post Those New NLRB Notices—Finally

April 18, 2012
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The April 30 deadline for posting the NLRB's employee rights notice is hanging on by a fingernail. It could take into next year before these issues work their way through the circuit courts, not to mention a likely appeal to the Supreme Court.
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Standing Up for Your Employees

April 12, 2012
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Your organization is not a hockey team, but there is a lesson to learn from Peter Laviolette. If you have your employees' backs, they will reciprocate.
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Disturbing Study About (Mis)Use of Employers' Confidential Information

April 9, 2012
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Welcome to our new Workforce blog, the Practical Employer. And meet our new blogger, employment law expert Jon Hyman. His debut post addresses the touchy topic of where Internet Protocol awareness starts. It should begin, he says, with a clear set of policies and agreements that prioritize the confidentiality of your information and data.
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