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

EEOC Rejects Staffing Company's “Just Following Orders” Defense

December 10, 2012
If you are a staffing company, consider writing indemnification clauses into your agreements to help insure against liability when the company for whom you are staffing discriminates. Otherwise, there is a good chance that the law will not protect you from your customer's discrimination.
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The Internet is Today's Employee Complaint Box

December 6, 2012
Employees are online, talking about what is happening in your workplace. The Internet is today's complaint box. If you want to fix problems before they get out of control, you need only turn to social media sites and sites like coworker.org and Glassdoor.
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Who Is a Supervisor Under Title VII? (Vance v. Ball St. Univ.)

November 28, 2012
This case asks whether one can qualify as a supervisor under Title VII if one is given any authority to direct and oversee another's daily work, or if supervisory status is limited to those who have the power to hire, fire, demote, promote, transfer, or discipline others.
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