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Heresy! Is “flexibility at work” overrated?

USA - October 14 2016 Or is it loved as much as ever, as long as it doesn't cost employees money? Interesting questions are raised by a study conducted and recently

EEOC appeals loss in Detroit transgender case

USA - October 17 2016 As we knew it would, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has appealed the decision of Judge Sean Cox, who granted summary judgment to a

Employer’s Guide to State Voting Laws - 2016

USA - October 6 2016 Alabama. Leave required: - YES. Rights: Up to one hour specified by employer to vote in municipal, county, state, or federal primary or election

Pros and cons of “resign to run” laws for elected officials

USA - October 13 2016 During this election season, we thought it would be timely to bring up what are commonly referred to as "resign to run" laws. So-called "resign to

Restroom use “catch 22” for transgender individuals violates Title VII, court says

USA - October 10 2016 Roberts v. Clark County (NV) School District involved a female-to-male transgender police officer. Although the School District later changed its

Finally some sanity for federal contractors! Judge issues preliminary injunction on Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces Rule

USA - October 26 2016 On the eve of the effective date, a federal judge granted a nationwide preliminary injunction, stopping implementation of the majority of the Fair

Tech company sued for alleged hiring bias against Asians, OFCCP’s Shiu to step down

USA - October 26 2016 Being part of the “in” crowd with the FBI apparently does not protect you from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Alyssa Peters To

Plan Ahead for Extended Leaves of Absence - Even If You Never Intend to Take Them

USA - October 26 2016 During college, law school and the first few years of my practice, I never gave much (ok, any) thought to taking a break from work. I was too focused

Board decision requiring offer to bargain over “discretionary” discipline puts employers between a rock and a hard place

USA - October 24 2016 In Total Security Management, the Board on August 26 found that an employer contemplating discretionary discipline of an employee -- before it enters

U.S. Department of Labor appeals “Persuader Rule” injunction to Fifth Circuit

USA - October 24 2016 On August 25, the U.S. Department of Labor appealed the nationwide temporary injunction against enforcement of its "Persuader Rule." The injunction