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Biometrics in the Workplace
While the use of biometrics continues to emerge in the workplace, at least one group is pushing back against its use: employees.
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The GOP Effect on the EEOC
Legal experts debate whether a Republican-controlled Congress will have any effect on the direction of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's agenda in 2015.
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Time to Stand Up to Workplace Bullies
Legal experts say California's new anti-bullying legislation may set a new national standard for employment-law compliance.
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CVS Arbitration Policy Raises Concerns
Former supervising pharmacist speaks out about a new opt-out option within a CVS training module he says could rob workers of their rights.
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Addressing 'Egregious' Online Behavior
While examples have been plentiful of National Labor Relations Board decisions erring on the side of free-speech protections in social-media posts, a new board ruling shows some worker discussions on online platforms may be explicit enough to justify action on an employer's part.
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EEOC Throws a Wellness Curve
With its third lawsuit in 2014, the EEOC has given employers pause when it comes to wellness initiatives and conflicting laws.
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Reform, GOP-Style
After the recent midterm elections, experts say the GOP's control of Senate will make piecemeal civil-service reform more likely.
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A Case of Anger, Disability and a Dog
Hawaiian case involving a Hertz supervisor with angry outbursts that he blames on other underlying medical conditions raises a few new questions about reasonable accommodations and the ADA.
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Screens Under Scrutiny
Many companies employ online personality tests as a way to determine if candidates possess certain job-specific traits. But do some of them violate the ADA and discriminate against those with disabilities?
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Noncompete Clause Headaches
A recent court case in Missouri regarding noncompete clauses demonstrates that, while such documents may indeed protect an organization's best interests, they can also cause plenty of legal and HR issues as well.
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A Difficult Transition
As two groundbreaking new cases filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission clearly illustrate, the HR issues surrounding the proper handling of workers in the process of transitioning from one gender to another are manifold.
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A Disconnect Between HR and Employees
New research finds employees are dissatisfied with their HR departments, though experts say there are ways the function can change how it's perceived within an organization.
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Lightening a Burden -- Of Proof
A proposed clarification on whistleblowers' burden of proof by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will likely bring more suits -- and HR headaches -- according to legal experts.
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HR's Role in Safeguarding PHI
With the constant proliferation of protected health information, HR teams need a thorough understanding of where it exists, its security risks and the appropriate data-protection obligations.
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The Trouble with Medical-History Requests
Asking an employee for access to his or her family's medical history is difficult to justify in court, legal experts say, just as a new lawsuit puts the issue of "overbroad" medical inquiries in the spotlight.
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Ratcheting Up Reporting Rules
OSHA's new workplace death and serious-accident reporting rules could have employers scrambling to ensure they are reporting a much broader array of workplace incidents.
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Clearing Up Pay Transparency
The United States Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs recently proposed a rule aimed at knocking down the walls of secrecy when it comes to pay for federal contractors. HR experts weigh in on what the rule -- if accepted -- may mean for employers with federal contracts.
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Reality Check on Marijuana
With all eyes on an upcoming Colorado Supreme Court hearing, experts weigh in on whether employers will ever really be forced to let cannabis infiltrate their workplaces.
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Legal Clinic Column

Question: I own several restaurants and I do not have a way to safely and efficiently distribute paychecks. Aside from distributing paychecks to employees at the workplace, what alternatives are available to employers to securely pay their employees, and what do I need to do to comply with federal and state laws?
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