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August 25, 2006

Are Emotional Distress Damages "Income" Subject to Tax? "No" Says The D.C. Court of Appeals in Murphy v. United States

On August 22, 2006, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held it unconstitutional,

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August 24, 2006

The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005: Requiring Health Care Employers to Educate Employees in Whistleblowing

On February 8, 2006, President Bush signed into law the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA). Included

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August 23, 2006

Fear of Flying? Addressing Employees' Concerns Regarding the Threat of Terrorism to Business Travel

In the five years since September 11, 2001, the world has faced a number of actual tragedies and other

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August 17, 2006

Colorado Employers Faced With the Nation's Strictest Employment Verifications Requirement

Faced with mounting political pressure, the Colorado Legislature convened a special legislative session

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August 17, 2006

Cash Balance Comeback - New Opportunities for Employers in Wake of Court Decision and New Legislation

In recent years many employers that maintain traditional defined benefit pension plans have been searching

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August 15, 2006

Heat Illness Prevention Regulation for California Employers Made Permanent

The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board has approved permanent Heat Illness Prevention

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August 8, 2006

Chicago's Living Wage Ordinance: A Sign of What is to Come?

OverviewAfter weeks of harried lobbying, grassroots protests and dueling full-page newspaper ads, the

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July 28, 2006

California Supreme Court Clarifies Who Has Standing to Sue Under California's Unfair Competition Law

On July 24, 2006, the California Supreme Court issued its eagerly awaited opinions in two cases involving

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July 25, 2006

Increasing Employer Control: The NLRB Significantly Restricts Nurses' Right to Wear Certain Union-Related Buttons

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or "the Board") has long recognized an employer's right

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July 20, 2006

California's Supreme Court Requires Employers Nationally to Re-Examine Telephone Monitoring Policies and Practice

In a unanimous decision with national implications, the California Supreme Court ruled July 13, 2006,

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