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A federal appeals court ruled late last month that arbitration agreements prohibiting class-action lawsuits violate the National Labor Relations Act.
Some workers are thin-skinned and seem to think that little annoyances can add up to a discrimination or retaliation lawsuit. Fortunately, that’s not true.
Carefully document each and every disciplinary action at the time it occurs, complete with details on who said what and when it happened.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on May 23 that the clock starts ticking on constructive discharge cases on the day the employee announces plans to resign, not the day an employer’s allegedly intolerable act occurred.
A recent court decision is good news for employers of commissioned, exempt salespeople that also imply in their advertising that the salespeople don’t work on commission.
The former president of a Pennsyl­vania state employees union has been sentenced to house arrest and probation after pleading guilty to federal fraud charges.
A federal court has rejected an employer’s claim that by emailing a series of documents to herself before quitting, a former employee committed theft.
If you’re ever hauled into court to testify in a lawsuit against your organization, what you say, and how you say it, can sink your defense—or help you win. Here are the 10 weaknesses you must be prepared to defend:

Q. One of our former employees has asked to see his personnel file. Are we required to grant him access to it?

The U.S. Supreme Court on May 16 struck a minor blow against class-action lawsuits and took a pass on a case that could have dealt a blow to the Affordable Care Act. Both cases could have had a substantial effect on some HR operations.
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