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Revisiting the 'Manager Rule'
A recent decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals may force employers to put a sharp focus on the retaliation "minefield" of the Fair Labor Standards Act, experts say.
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Compliance Officers Need More Clout
A recent survey finds more companies are hiring compliance and ethics officers; however, scandal and fraud continue, and a lack of effective training and empowerment are likely chief factors.
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A Matter of Faith
Observant Muslims are required to pray five times a day. However, accommodating this need has proven contentious in some workplaces.
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Employment Law Outlook for 2016
Litigation against employers continues to rise, often with significant financial consequences. What can HR do to reduce the risk?
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Hitting Pause on Workplace-Recording Policies
Legal experts say a recent NLRB ruling gives employers with "no-recordings" policies another reason to reconsider their handbook language in an era of aggressive enforcement and employee protection.
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SOTU Speech Signals More Workplace Changes
In Tuesday's State of the Union Address, President Obama talked about revamping workplace regulations and giving employees more of a voice in how they work. While that sounds promising, experts predict it may simply mean more upcoming regulations for employers.
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A Look Ahead
Experts say upcoming decisions from the Supreme Court and the National Labor Relations Board are just a few of the issues HR leaders need to be focused on in the coming 12 months.
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Avoiding Holiday Party Liability and Danger
Despite the best of intentions, the unfortunate reality is that holiday parties create an increased risk of liability and danger for both employers and employees. Here are some ways to avoid the pitfalls along the holiday-party road.
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Decoding Disability Discrimination
New research uncovers biases against disabled applicants in the hiring process, while experts say HR needs to play a frontline role in helping recruiters and managers overcome any stigma associated with disabilities.
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Seeking Clarity on Privacy
A new proposed rule by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission attempts to provide a clearer framework for employers to follow when collecting information on employees' spouses.
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Legal Clinic Column

Question: If I employ someone jointly with another employer, can I be liable for the other employer's discriminatory acts towards that employee?
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