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Temps Can Cause Long-Lasting Legal Headaches

August 28, 2014
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As more employers use staffing agencies, they should pay attention to the possibility that their organization, and not the staffing agency, could be liable for the conduct of a temporary employee.
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A Lesson on Union Avoidance

January 29, 2014
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Do you know what to do if a labor union comes knocking at your door? Do you know what you can say to your employees if you hear the whispers of unionization floating through your workplace?
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When an Extended Leave of Absence is NOT a Reasonable Accommodation

December 5, 2013
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If you are planning on denying an unpaid leave as a reasonable accommodation, understand that these terminations are risky and will draw scrutiny from the EEOC.
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Will This Change Our Culture?

October 1, 2013
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The point is that while experts have their processes and special methods, it is the leaders who determine their value and effectiveness.
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Fox Searchlight Case Confirms That Unpaid Interns Are a Dying Breed

June 18, 2013
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I think it's fair to say that the sun in quickly setting on the use of unpaid internships in corporate America.
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NLRB Confirms Legality of Most At-Will Employment Disclaimers

April 24, 2013
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The NLRB will examine at-will disclaimers on a case-by-case basis, and I do not expect we will see the Board take the unreasonable position that all at-will disclaimers are unlawful.
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What Are Right-To-Work Laws, and Should you Care?

December 11, 2012
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Right-to-work laws were born out of an exception in the Taft-Hartley Act, under which individual states can pass laws outlawing agency shops.
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Arbitrator Reinstates Chrysler Workers Fired for Drinking During Breaks

December 10, 2012
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The workers were fired in September 2010 after a Fox network station in Detroit filmed them during breaks drinking alcohol and smoking in a nearby parking lot over several days.
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The Internet is Today's Employee Complaint Box

December 6, 2012
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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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Workers Take Aim at Walmart With Strikes

November 16, 2012
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Walmart Stores Inc. workers are beginning strike actions in a lead-up to Black Friday (the shopping day after Thanksgiving) citing company attempts to squelch efforts by workers speaking out for better jobs.
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