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What Employers Should Know (and Do) in Response to the Ebola Threat

October 17, 2014
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Employee safety should always be the company's highest priority, and employers should follow CDC guidance and avoid knee-jerk reactions, no matter how provocative an employee's activities may be.


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Drinking and Driving Out Workers

October 2, 2014
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The ADA protects “alcoholism” as a disability, but there is a difference between alcoholism and being drunk at work, which the ADA absolutely does not protect.
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Implicit Bias, Explicit Results

September 19, 2014
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A single one-time dose of learning may raise awareness about bias, but it won’t permanently change habits.
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The Workplace Market and Hobby Lobby

August 31, 2014
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Kris Dunn says honor the decision and let the free market decide what happens to Hobby Lobby. The market never lies about what’s most important to the people it serves.
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Free Advice on Unpaid Internships

August 5, 2014
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In the wake of a landmark 2013 ruling, it would seem unpaid internships aren’t long for the business world. Yet, such positions aren’t illegal.
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A Prescription to Stop Bullying

July 18, 2014
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Leaders must explicitly communicate that uncivil, abusive behavior is thwarting their institutional objectives.


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OSHA's Foulke Tale: Ed Foulke Reflects on His Tenure

June 30, 2014
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During his tenure as the head of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, Ed Foulke emphasized assistance, rather than inspections and enforcement, to improve safety.
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What, Their Worries? More Feds, Expenses and Social Media

June 30, 2014
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A recent study identified the top business-related litigation trends and concerns from 2013.
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Hold the Onion(head): What Is a 'Religion' Under Title VII?

June 16, 2014
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According to the EEOC, one company required its employees to participate in a 'belief system' that the defendants’ family member created, called “Onionhead.”
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Time to Tackle Telecommuting

June 12, 2014
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Telecommuting raises enough unique issues under the ADA and the FLSA that inattentive employers that ignore these issues risk getting burned.
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