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How To Keep Up with California Employment Law

Yesterday’s CED dealt with whether employment laws that require notice to employees about their wage and hour, safety, and other protections also require that this information be provided in other languages if you have non-English-speaking workers.

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Federal Inactivity Continues to Spark State Immigration Action

A federal judge blocked parts of Arizona’s new immigration law on Wednesday, the day before the rest of the measure went into effect. But legal challenges are already flying and many are waiting to see what happens next. Last year, a record number of immigration-related laws were considered and passed in the 50 states. Over […]

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Is There a Difference Between ‘Fired’ and ‘Laid Off’?

While there is little to no practical difference between a layoff and a termination (in both cases, the employee lost his or her job), in the minds of employees the difference is both real and significant, says Attorney Matthew Effland Effland, a shareholder at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart’s Indianapolis office, made his remarks […]

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At Age 20, ADA Still Hasn’t Fully Matured

Earlier this week, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) passed a major milestone when it turned 20 years old. Like most 20-year-olds, it (1) didn’t get this far without some growing pains and (2) still has a ways to go before reaching full maturity. Let’s take a look back at where the law began, how […]

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Must You Post Notices in Foreign Languages?

Federal and state governments require multiple notices to employees, but do they also require them in foreign languages for non-English-speaking workers? The short answer … maybe. Because you’re conscientious about employment law, you’ve put up the required safety and health, family leave, USERRA, and other postings. And you’ve supplied your employees with required information under […]

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Forget ‘Survivor Guilt’ – Now It’s ‘Survivor Anger’!

It’s a great relief to be coming out of the recession, but there are special challenges for employers, says Attorney Matthew Effland. Employees’ expectations and management’s plans may be at odds—and that might turn survivor guilt into survivor anger. Effland, a shareholder at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart’s Indianapolis office, made his remarks at […]

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Preaching on the Job Results in Termination for Cause

By Dominique Launay Dealing with an employee’s religious beliefs is a delicate matter, not only for employers but also for tribunals. The case Friesen v. Fisher Bay Seafood and others, 2009 BCHRT 1 demonstrates the importance of employers fulfilling their duty to accommodate to the point of undue hardship. In this case, an employee was […]

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Mr. "Please Sue Me" Takes on Terminations

In yesterday’s Advisor, we heard from Hunter "Please Sue Me" Lott on wage-and-hour issues. Today, his take on avoiding termination-based lawsuits, and an introduction to the extraordinary all-in-one HR website, HR.BLR.com. Lott, an HR practitioner dedicated to the "rights of management," is known for his entertaining yet informative approach. His remarks came during his annual […]

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Hot List: Bestselling “Management and Leadership” Books on Amazon.com

Amazon.com updates its list of the bestselling books every hour. Here is a snapshot of what is hot right now, this Monday morning, July 26, in the “Management and Leadership” section of the “Business and Investing” category. 1. Doing Both: How Cisco Captures Today’s Profit and Drives Tomorrow’s Growth by Inder Sidhu. Cisco’s Senior Vice […]

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