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June 14, 2011

EEOC to Hold Public Meeting on Disparate Treatment in Hiring

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that it will hold a public meeting to

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June 13, 2011

Proposed Legislation to Provide Tax Relief for Domestic Partner Health Coverage

In early June, a bipartisan group of House members led by Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA) introduced

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June 13, 2011

Washington Supreme Court Blunt in Ruling: No Claim for Wrongful Discharge Under State's Medical Use of Marijuana Act

Washington employers with drug-free workplace programs received a boost this month. The Washington Supreme

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June 13, 2011

Bill Would Require Employers that Use Electronic Payroll Cards to Make Certain Disclosures

On June 3, 2011 Rep. Joe Baca (D-CA) introduced legislation that would mandate certain disclosures to

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June 10, 2011

Employer Challenges to Developing and Enforcing Social Media/Web 2.0 Policies

I was recently interviewed by Nymity on the dozen top challenges for employers when developing and enforcing

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June 10, 2011

Alabama Enacts E-Verify Law

Alabama is now the most recent state to require all employers to enroll in and verify employment eligibility

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June 9, 2011

Alabama Is Latest State to Enact E-Verify Requirement

On June 3, 2011, the Alabama legislature passed by a large margin in both houses legislation prohibiting

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June 9, 2011

Whistleblowers Cannot Rely on Documents Received in Response to FOIA Requests to Maintain a Qui Tam Action

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a significant decision on May 16, 2011, in Schindler Elevator Corp. v.

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June 9, 2011

EEOC Meeting and Forthcoming Written Guidance Address Leave Policies and Reasonable Accommodations Under the ADA

How do you know the appropriate amount of leave to provide an employee as a reasonable accommodation

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June 9, 2011

U.S. Supreme Court Sets New Guidelines for Recovery of Legal Fees for Frivolous Civil Rights Claims

In Fox v. Vice, No. 10-114 (June 6, 2011), the U.S. Supreme Court held that, in civil rights cases where

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