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Cross-border employers must take care before implementing drug-and-alcohol-testing policies at non-U.S. operations

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • Canada, European Union, USA
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  • February 18 2014

Many U.S.-based employers perform pre-employment, post-accident, or random drug testing, and with some exceptions, are generally permitted wide

Using conviction records as a screening tool

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 1 2012

The retail industry is beset by shrink both from internal and external sources

Proposed "independent misclassification" law

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 3 2014

Government efforts aimed at cracking down on perceived independent-contractor misclassification show no signs of slowing down as 2014 begins. On

Criminal background checks: proceed with caution

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 2 2013

In 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its Enforcement Guidance (Guidance) on the Consideration of Arrest and

A tale of two stores

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 1 2012

Most small box retailers treat the manager of each individual location as an exempt employee under the "managerial exemption" of the Fair Labor Standards Act

Part 2: are your employees really important business partners?

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 2 2010

In our last article we took a hard look at the easy-to-say concept that companies "value their employees" or that employees "are our most important asset."

Supreme Court: public employers may ask comprehensive background questions of employees

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 19 2011

In a rare unanimous decision, the Supreme Court held on January 19, 2011 that NASA's background inquiries of its contract employees regarding drug treatment or counseling and other negative "general behavior or conduct" of its contract employees were tailored to the government's interests in managing its workforce and therefore did not violate the employees' right to informational privacy

Florida minimum wage rising to $7.93

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 7 2014

On January 1, 2014, the minimum wage for employees working in Florida rose to $7.93 per hour. This represents an hourly increase of $0.14 over the

Men are from Mars, women are from Venus, and Equal Pay Act claims are everywhere

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 1 2011

Because of recent high-profile cases claiming gender-based pay discrimination, the Equal Pay Act has taken on a new life

2010 OSHA recordkeeping annual summary must be posted by February 1, 2011

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 26 2011

All employers maintaining the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's 300 Logs for workplace injuries and illnesses pursuant to OSHA's recordkeeping standard must post their 2010 annual summary by February 1, 2011