The HR Specialist: Employment Law

A doughnut shop in Oregon is feeling the wrath of the vegan community.

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Within the next two months, expect the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service to publish a long-awaited update to the Form I-9.

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No federal laws give employees the right to leave work to vote. But a majority of states do have such laws.

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Customers may not always be right. But it’s wise to document their complaints at the time they make them.

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So far, 24 states and more than 100 municipalities have passed laws prohibiting employers from asking applicants about their criminal records early in the hiring process.

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A Connecticut garment maker will pay $80,000 to settle an EEOC sexual harassment lawsuit.

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Only employers with 50 or more employees within a 75-mile radius must offer job-protected FMLA leave to their employees. If your organization is below that limit, make sure not to mention it in your employee handbook or benefits materials.

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Want to get the attention of bosses who’ve demonstrated borderline harassing behavior in the past? Scare them straight with the eye-opening news that being on the losing end of a harassment lawsuit could mean more than just bad news for the company.

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A new U.S. Government Accountability Office study of performance reviews found that 99% of federal government employees were rated as being good at their jobs, and almost two-thirds do “outstanding” work.

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In response to the recent spike in high-profile mass shootings and ­suicide terrorist attacks, more em­­ploy­­ers are training their workers how to respond to a shooter in the ­workplace.

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