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Breathing New Life into Old Workplace Policies

It’s that time of the year again – when employers should reflect upon the previous year and revise employee handbooks and employee policy and procedure guidelines to ensure that they are compliant with the most recent interpretations of both federal and state employment regulations. This can help employers reduce their risk of liability for future litigation, so long as employers…
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You’ve Been WARNed: Protecting Your Company Amid Large-Scale Layoffs and Business Closures

After filing for bankruptcy last month, retail chain store Charming Charlie was sued by a former employee as part of a proposed class action lawsuit for alleged violations of the WARN Act. To avoid being in the unfortunate situation that Charming Charlie now faces – a potential lawsuit on top of bankruptcy proceedings – employers should ensure they know whether…
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Breaking News: SCOTUS Allows Discrimination Claim to Proceed, Absent Adherence to Statutory EEOC Filing Requirements

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Fort Bend County v. Davis opens a narrow door for plaintiffs to attempt bringing claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended without previously filing a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) asserting such claims. (more…)
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