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Employer refusal to provide a "fragrance-free" workplace may violate ADA

USA - August 6 2012 Presume for a moment an employee complains to Human Resources that a co-worker's perfume makes her want to choke.

Recent NLRB rulings may surprise and concern you

USA - August 9 2012 In recent months, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has grabbed the attention of many employers, union and non-union alike.

EEOC experiences sharp rise in discrimination charges: how to lessen your risk of being part of this trend

USA - March 12 2009 In a press release issued yesterday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reports that, in its fiscal year 2008 (October 1, 2007 – September 30, 2008), there was a 15 percent increase in the number of employment discrimination charges filed against employers.

Major changes to affirmative action requirements effective March 24, 2014

USA - October 8 2013 Companies covered by federal affirmative action obligations have some major changes for which to prepare. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance…

Building a model for a defensible reduction-in-force

USA - September 14 2011 The continuing struggle to improve the economy leaves many financial institutions of all sizes still looking for ways to improve efficiency and profitability.