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Anniken Davenport

Think twice before filing criminal charges against a former employee — you might find your organization on the receiving end of a prosecution lawsuit.

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These recent cases prove courts are becoming more sensitive to sexual discrimination claims that can have a real effect on careers and work environment.

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The U.S. Supreme Court just rejected an equal pay lawsuit for a most unusual reason. Even so, employers can learn valuable pay equity lessons from the case.

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Warning: Firing an employee while referencing use of FMLA leave may trigger a retaliation lawsuit.

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FMLA isn’t just about maternity leave and medical concerns – but it does have its limitations. As employers can see in these recent court cases, it’s important to document decisions and know what you can, and cannot do when it comes to the FMLA.

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The Trump administration is using no-match letters to help enforce the president’s Buy American, Hire American Executive Order. The program will continue in the spring of 2019, when the SSA will be comparing 2018 W-2 tax form data to its records and informing employers when there is a discrepancy.

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Let these recent course cases serve as a reminder on how to handle religious accommodation in your workplace.

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These recent court cases are a good reminder that under the Whistleblower Protection Act, employees have a legal right to blow the whistle without retaliation or harassment.

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While Title VII of the Civil Rights Act doesn’t mention marital status, it can be the basis of a bias claim.

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Never discount the possibility that some of your supervisors may be completely clueless about the legal trouble they might cause while managing pregnant staff.

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Make lactation time and space a priority for 2019.

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A recent settlement shows just how much the DOL dislikes seeing employers game the system by trying to classify employees as independent contractors.

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In early November, the Department of Labor issued four opinion letters in in response to employer requests about the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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This recent sexual harassment lawsuit case proves that if the matter gets to court, the more details you can provide, the better.

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It’s never a good idea to diagnose or suspect your employees of a disability. If you suspect an employee may be disabled, keep it to yourself.

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While workplace holiday parties are perfectly acceptable when it comes to business etiquette and protocol, this year only 65% of companies plan to hold one.

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How to create a voluntary affirmative action policy that doesn’t stray too far from certain employment laws.

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Employers can help foreign applicants or employees arrange visas to work and live in the U.S. But doing so doesn’t create an employment contract.

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Nonexempt employees must be paid for all hours they work. Time clocks and other time-tracking systems are designed to ensure workers receive all the pay they are entitled to.

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Workers have just two years to file a lawsuit over alleged FMLA violations unless they can prove their employer willfully violated the law. If they can, they get another year to sue.

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