Labor/Employment

 

  • $5 Million Legal Malpractice Verdict

    A jury in a federal court in Detroit has imposed $5 million in damages for legal malpractice against a Michigan law firm that provided advice on an acquisition. Trade magazine Business Insurance America reports that Jaffe Raitt...

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  • Drafting BYOD Policies

    Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is ubiquitous in many industries, but allowing employees to retain confidential company information on personal devices poses a number of risks. Exposure resulting from a leak of information on an employee-owned device...

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  • A Global Look at Managing Extremism in the Workplace

    Recent acts of terrorism in the name of religion in France, England and other countries, along with demonstrations and protests across the United States by extremist groups, have created management challenges for employers around the globe. Issues...

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  • “Sex” In Title VII

    Gender norms are rapidly breaking down. As millennials join the workforce, they bring changed attitudes with them. Ironically, the law that governs the changes those attitudes mandate originated back in 1964. Title VII is a piece of...

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  • sexual harassment
    If An Employee Claims Sexual Harassment, Whose Interest Does HR Represent?

    Revelations about film mogul Harvey Weinstein, and with it a growing awareness that sexual harassment may be deeply ingrained in the work culture of companies that have ignored or kept it under wraps, have led to questions...

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  • 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...

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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...

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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 ...

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