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Knocking Down the Maternal Wall to Avoid Family Responsibility Discrimination

On March 8, 2017, International Women’s Day, women all over the US donned red to celebrate “A Day Without Women” and highlight the economic power and significance that women have in the US and global economies and also call attention… continue

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Sexual Harassment Still Ranks High on EEOC’s Radar

Sexual harassment claims remain all too common on the evening news and in courts across the nation. From recent allegations against on-demand driving giant Uber to jewelry stores Kay and Jared, the stories are hard to miss.
Despite the fact… continue

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EEOC Attorney Offers Tips For Tackling National Origin Discrimination

You may have missed it amidst the election talk of wall building and Muslim bans, but the EEOC quietly issued an enforcement guidance to address its concerns about national origin discrimination in the workplace.
The pronouncement is the agency’s first… continue

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States Increasingly Preempting Pro-Employee City Laws

 
With various employment-related ordinances, such as minimum wage and paid sick leave laws trending on a local level, employers are probably wondering, is my city next?  Maybe, maybe not.
While local employment laws may be on the rise, state… continue

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How Sexual Harassment Training Misses the Mark

The rapid fall of Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes this summer amidst multiple sexual harassment claims has once again brought this diciest of workplace issues to the forefront. Ailes certainly isn’t the first high-profile leader felled by sex… continue

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Accommodating Ramadan in the Workplace: Top 10 Tips

Muslims around the world are celebrating the month-long religious holiday of Ramadan from June 5 to July 5. As part of their observance, many Muslims are required to fast and refrain from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset. Many… continue

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HR Intel: Gig Economy Clashes with Traditional Labor

A regular round up of news, legal trends and workplace developments to help keep HR ahead of the curve.
Is Uber’s recognition of the Independent Driver’s Guild (IDG) in New York a step in the right direction or an evil… continue

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Celebrating Memorial Day: 4 Legal Developments Affecting Veterans in the Workplace

With Memorial Day upon us, employers should recognize the immense talent and skills that veterans and those in the military can bring to the workplace. When it comes to leadership and dedication, veterans can enrich a workforce, improve an employer’s… continue

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HR Intel – HR Is Dead; Long Live HR

A round up of workplace developments and legal trends to help keep HR ahead of the curve
If you’re in HR, it won’t surprise you that industry observers have called for a transformation of HR as we know it or… continue

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Transgender Rights and Restroom Use: Key Dos and Don’ts for Employers

Lately, the private issue of restroom use has become a very public matter. It has been almost a year since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, and since then, there has been a significant shift in LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual… continue

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