Labor/Employment

 

  • Diversity
    Is Diversity Really A “Win-Win”?

    New Yorker writer Kelefa Sanneh examines the evolution of the concept “diversity” and how it has been applied to institutions – academic, corporate and otherwise – over the decades. His analysis comes in the context of a...

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  • Understanding The New Laws On Pay Equity

    California led the way in pay equity legislation with its Fair Pay Act in 2015, and since then other states, as well as a few cities, have enacted their own versions. These laws in one way or...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Marijuana use
    New Laws Complicate Employee Marijuana Use Rules

    While the first wave of medical marijuana laws beginning in 1996 generally left intact the rights of employers to prohibit and test for marijuana use, a number of new medical marijuana laws include employment-related protections for individuals...

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  • Using Big Data Analysis To Protect Against Internal Threats

    The disgruntled engineer, the employee angling for a new job, or just the chatty manager who likes to tell people how much he knows about the business – they may all constitute a potential threat to a...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Labor Abuse Alleged At Trump Project In Dubai

    For construction workers at a Trump mega-project in Dubai, payment is often slow, with much of it ending up in the hands of the recruiter. Housing is crowded and ...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Don’t Let Data Walk Out The Door

    Hacking generates the headlines, but by far the most common way for confidential company information to enter the public domain is by way of departing employees who take it with them. One study found that half the...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Legal Hurdles In Global Employment

    Already fielding a variety of federal, state and local employment regulations, companies that expand globally will find compliance even more of a challenge. Variations in the requirements for paid parental leave, for example, run the gamut from...

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  • Employers Use Temps to Skirt E-Verify

    A big leap in the number of temp workers is reported in states that require private employers to use E-Verify. According to one expert, companies quickly realized that the law applies to hiring people, but the problem...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Implementing an Effective Trade Secrets/Confidential Information Protection Program

    With the easy portability of information enabled by technology, it’s important for in-house counsel to implement a trade secrets/confidential business information protection program. Such a program will have two principal components: physical security and legal security. It...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Understanding the New Laws on Pay Equity

    California passed its Fair Pay Act in 2015, ostensibly to tighten existing laws prohibiting pay discrimination and to eliminate pay disparities between men and women. Effective Jan. 1, 2016, it modified existing law regarding who may qualify...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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