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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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The GM Nod and Salute: Legal Poisons at Work, Part 2

June 10, 2014
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My guess is that GM’s silent communication system started with senior leaders becoming so pervasive that people understood these gestures as clearly as if they had heard them out loud.


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Legal Briefing: NLRB Answers Don't Answer That

June 3, 2014
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Employers may not generally discipline an employee union delegate for advising an employee during an investigative interview.
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Legal Briefing: Court Delivers FedEx Ruling on Hiring Decision

June 3, 2014
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When an employer inquires into an applicant’s medical condition as a condition of a job, the employer must focus on the individual job at issue.
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Formula for Lactation Policies

May 8, 2014
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Women enjoy the legal right to reasonable breaks for lactation in the workplace. Two different laws grant this right: the Affordable Care Act and Title VII’s sex-discrimination protections.
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