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HR in 2011: Avoid Legal Pitfalls

Employment Law Guide in Your State — 2011 Are you ready for 2011? The most up-to-date version of BLR’s Employment Law Guide—In Your State is now available. It pulls together all the federal and state laws you need to know about to stay in compliance. The guide includes all changes that federal legislators and regulators […]

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Behind the Scenes

With The Office closed (i.e., not airing a new episode) when it became this blogger’s turn to write again, he found himself with a dearth of fresh material.  So, instead of quantifying hypothetical litigation value, this post will tie up a loose end from his last entry in October, when he cryptically referred to “where […]

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FMLA/ADA: Restoration. Light Duty, Hardship

FMLA and ADA: well intentioned but the devil to administer. In yesterday’s Advisor, attorney Susan Fahey Desmond covered job protection under FMLA and ADA; today, job restoration, light duty, and undue hardship, and an introduction to the “FMLA Bible.” Desmond’s remarks came at the recent BLR National Employment Law Update in Las Vegas. She is […]

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Ubiquitous Affirmative Action Policy Is Unenforceable, Meaningless

Ubiquitous Affirmative Action Policy Is Unenforceable, Meaninglessby Kurt Ronn, president and founder, HRworks If a tree falls in the forest, and nobody is there to hear it fall, does it make a sound? If affirmative action regulations are so complex, so broad that they impact nearly everyone, so constantly changing that no one can keep […]

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Human Resources Professional Associations

Listings of Human Resources professional associations. These associations cover the entire field of Human Resources.< Society for Human Resource Management The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), founded in 1948, is the largest Human Resources industry professional association. SHRM represents more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries. At this writing, SHRM has more than […]

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3 ECN Member Blogs Nominated for ABA Blawg 100

Three blogs written by members of the Employers Counsel Network have been nominated for the American Bar Association Journal’s annual Blawg 100 competition. For the fourth year in a row, That’s What She Said, a blog written by attorneys at Ford & Harrison LLP, has been selected as one of the 100 best law blogs […]

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Verizon To Pay $6 Million To Settle Family Leave Class Action Suit

The state Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) just announced that Verizon has agreed to pay up to $6,011,190 to current and former California employees to settle a class action lawsuit the DFEH filed challenging the company’s family medical leave practices. The settlement, which is subject to court approval, covers Verizon’s voice, data and […]

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