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Showing 34 posts in Employment Liability.

Is it Really a Done Deal When Employee Resigns Then Signs a Release?

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A poorly drafted release agreement preserved an employee’s statutory claims. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Liability, Human Resources

To Vaccinate or not to Vaccinate…That's the Question of the Day!

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What employers need to know when employees object to a mandatory flu vaccination. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Liability, Labor Law

Is it the Most Wonderful or Most Dangerous Time of the Year for Employers?

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With these tips, sexual harassment won’t be the Grinch that steals your company’s holiday cheer. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Liability, Workplace Harassment

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
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