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Q. With Valentine’s Day around the corner and love in the air, I think it would be an opportune time to convince our employee to take her husband’s last name.
If an agreement includes specific disciplinary provisions, it’s up to an arbitrator to determine if an employee violated the rules. But if the agreement spells out the punishment, the arbitrator is not free to modify the penalty.
The fate of the Department of Labor’s long-delayed new overtime pay rules will not be known for several more weeks. That doesn’t bode well for their eventual enactment.
Summit Brewing in St. Paul is suing its former vice president of sales for providing trade secrets to a direct competitor.

If you advertise job openings and someone does not apply, they’re going to have a hard time proving that you discriminated against them.

A federal appeals court has decided ADA disability discrimination claims can continue even though the employee has died.
All the math adds up to one conclusion: Employers better get their pay systems right.
Retaliation passed race discrimination as the most common EEOC charge in 2009.
An employer has learned the hard way that taking draconian action against an employee who might have filed false harassment charges usually isn’t a good idea.
If you use arbitration agreements to resolve workplace disputes, make sure you can prove that the employee actually agreed to the terms.
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