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High Court Affirmative Action Case Could Have Workplace Implications

June 5, 2013
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The forthcoming ruling from the Supreme Court on Fisher v. University of Texas is unpredictable and carries the potential to negatively affect the legality of affirmative action.
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The Hot List 2013: The Ever-Expanding Role of the EAP

June 5, 2013
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Paired and offered with other employee benefits like heath care, employee assistance program providers now tackle everything from more traditional employee issues such as substance abuse and psychological ailments to financial duress, wellness and overall employee stress.
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The Last Word: Those Happy Days at SHRM

May 28, 2013
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My real hope for you is that, like my first conference experience, you'll create lasting relationships while at SHRM.
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Email Surveillance as Evidence of Retaliation

May 22, 2013
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If you are going to enforce a policy or exercise some employer right (like surveillance of corporate email or computer systems), do it consistently, not selectively and only after an employee complains about discrimination. Otherwise, you could change a legal and reasonable act into evidence of unlawful retaliation.
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Workforce Software Gets to Work Abroad

May 21, 2013
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Workforce Software acquires Australia-based RosterLive among other moves.
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Plan to Cap Retirement Funds May Reach Beyond the Wealthy

May 17, 2013
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A Washington-based think tank says the Obama proposal would affect 20 percent of Americans ages 25 to 64 with retirement plans that could hinder incentives to save money.
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Patriots Cutting Diabetic Player Raises Serious ADA Issues

May 16, 2013
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It is an understatement to characterize this termination—undertaken without any apparent consideration of whether the team could accommodate the diabetes—as high risk. It would not surprise me in the least if, given the high profile nature of this employment decision, the EEOC takes up Kyle Love's cause to further its mission of disability-rights awareness.
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Hillary Clinton to Kick Off SHRM's Annual Conference

May 15, 2013
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The opening session scheduled for Sunday, June 16, also features journalist and CNN host Fareed Zakaria.
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Employee vs. Independent Contractor: Do You Know the Difference?

May 15, 2013
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Employers owe contractors far fewer obligations than employees. Employers take a risk when they classify someone performing services for them as an independent contractor instead of an employee.
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