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Showing 31 posts in Employment Liability.

EEOC (and Pregnant Worker) vs National Restaurant Chain

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Scheduling changes based on employer’s legitimate staffing concerns during upcoming leave of absence violated federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Discrimination, Employment Liability, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Should Employers Exempt Medical Marijuana From Their Drug Testing Policies?

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Employers in some states are finding they can’t fire employees who test positive for marijuana. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Cannabis, Employment Liability, Medical Marijuana

I-9 Form Revised… Again!

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There is another new I-9 form that must be used by employers to verify eligibility. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Liability, Labor Law

Michigan Court of Appeals Decides Transgender Case

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Employers can learn valuable lessons from a recent ruling by Michigan appellate court involving a plaintiff’s complaint concerning a transgender woman’s use of a women’s locker room. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Liability

What’s up at the DOL? Pulling Guidance, Changing Standards

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Recent guidance from Department of Labor under Trump administration finally provides some good news for employers. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Department of Labor (DOL), Employment Liability

The Trend in the Law is 'Don't Ask…'

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The list of questions employers can’t ask applicants continues to grow! Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Liability, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Appellate Court ‘Labors’ Over Collective Bargaining, Right to Work Rulings

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Recent labor law cases involving collective bargaining and right to work issues have implications even for non-union employers. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Liability, Labor Law, National Labor Relations Act, National Labor Relations Board, Right to Work

Employer’s Well-Played Pre-Termination Strategy Results in Favorable Ruling

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Employee fails to establish her intentional infliction of emotional distress tort and whistleblower claims because employer had a solid strategy.  Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Liability, Whistleblower Protection Act

A Fibber and Two Dismissals

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Appellate court ruling underscores the value of a good employment application. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Liability, Retaliation, Workplace Harassment

Same-Actor Defense Panned by Appellate Court in Direct Evidence of Stereotyping Case

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Appellate court reverses lower court ruling based on same-actor defense in employment case involving direct evidence of discrimination. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Discrimination, Employment Liability
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