The HR Specialist: Employment Law

John Ramirez’s union asked him to apply for a welder’s job to help organize the workers. He got the job and quickly started rallying support for a union bid. But …

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Barbara Fleming, a nurse at a women’s prison, complained to her direct supervisor that other employees were providing inmates medication under expired prescriptions. When her oral complaint got no response, …

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Jackie Lauture, an African-American, was an at-will employee at IBM for 16 years before she was fired for poor performance. She sued for race discrimination …

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Seventy-two hours can make a world of difference on a claim. Philip Swartzendruber ended up at the emergency room after working a shift at a grocery store. His artificial hip socket …

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William Gilbert III agreed to settle his age discrimination case against Monsanto Co. by accepting a lump sum payment and immediate access to his pension. Because the company’s attorney said …

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Want to get your managers to take sexual harassment claims seriously? Here’s how one human resources director does it: He begins each training session …

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Check your retirement plan to see if it gave proper service credit to women who took maternity leave before the Pregnancy Discrimination Act …

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To ensure your workers understand your anti-discrimination policy, translate it and then sit down and explain it to them. Insiders say the …

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This month a U.S. Labor Department regulation is set to take effect allowing states to use unemployment insurance to pay employees who take leave for birth or adoption. But it faces …

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The proportion of major U.S. companies that require new or current employees to submit to drug tests slipped to 66 percent this year, down from 70 percent last year and 74 …

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