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Employer Drug Testing in the Age of Legalization

With medical marijuana now legal in 29 states and recreational marijuana use permitted in eight states plus the District of Columbia, some employers are understandably concerned about this trend, especially with a recent Quest Diagnostics report showing drug use at… continue

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Employment Terminations in the US and UK: Significant Differences Across the Pond

While some similarities exist between US and UK employment laws, there are fundamental differences that global employers need to be aware of when considering terminating an employee.
In a recent XpertHR webinar, Philadelphia employment attorney Jonathan A. Segal, who heads… continue

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HR Intel: Sports Edition – March Madness Infects the Workplace

A round up of workplace developments and legal trends to help keep HR ahead of the curve
If you’re in HR, March is probably one of your favorite times of year. There are no messy open enrollment or year-end issues… continue

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EEOC Spotlights 7 Compliance Issues: Is Your Company Prepared?

 
With Democratic President Barak Obama at the helm and a Republican Congress, it remains extremely difficult for any employment law legislation to pass. Nonetheless, the EEOC has been aggressively following up on its Strategic Plan from 2012 and attempting… continue

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HR Intel: What Apple’s Fight with the Feds Means for Employers

As Apple continues its slugfest with the federal government over access to the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone (the Department of Justice now wants Apple to decrypt 12 additional iPhones for unrelated, non-terror-related crimes), employers and HR professionals should closely monitor… continue

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HR Intel – The Age of HR Analytics is Upon Us

A round up of workplace developments and legal trends to help keep HR ahead of the curve
Among the many developments or “disruptions” to the traditional workplace in 2016, the increasing presence of “people analytics” might be both the most… continue

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Why New York Employers Need to Get Ready for Changes

New York may be leading the way when it comes to new laws affecting the workplace. Today, the Women’s Equality Act takes effect in New York State, an employment law aiming to increase opportunities and benefits for women in the… continue

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“I Have a Dream” of Workplace Diversity – 6 Laws Promoting Diversity in the Workplace

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…I have a dream that my four… continue

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Your Employee Handbook in 2016: Top Seven Updates

With 2016 fast approaching, an employer should be sure to take the time to review and update its employee handbook so that it remains legally compliant. There have been a number of significant legal changes on the federal, state and… continue

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HR Intel – HR is the First Line of Defense in the War Against Workplace Violence and More…

A round up of workplace developments and legal trends to help keep HR ahead of the curve
Last week’s mass murder at a Southern California office holiday party represents one of the worst workplace violence incidents in US history. Only… continue

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