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Is Your Photocopier a Security Risk?

Your new copying machine may be keeping copies of records that have been scanned into the copier’s hard drive. You can’t access those records directly, but someone could remove the drive and copy your confidential records.

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Gays and Lesbians Are Not in a Protected Class … or Are They?

Title VII does not prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. However, individuals who identify as gays, lesbians, or transgendered have successfully asserted claims of discrimination under Title VII. The claims are made on the basis of an employer’s gender stereotyping of characteristics or traits associated with a particular gender. For example, a federal court has […]

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Georgia Governor Set to Sign Aggressive Immigration Law

By Geetha Adinata, Ford & Harrison LLP Another domino has fallen in the changing landscape of immigration law. Following in the footsteps of states such as Arizona, Georgia has passed legislation addressing the issue of illegal immigration within its borders. Last week, the Georgia Senate adopted and amended HB 87, which includes numerous provisions that […]

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No Overtime for UPS Supervisor, Court Rules

Yesterday, we looked at the case of Taylor v. United Parcel Service, Inc., in which longtime UPS supervisor David Taylor claimed he was entitled to back overtime pay. Today, the ruling of the California Court of Appeals

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Quebec Employer Not Entitled to Review Employee’s Email to Union

By Antoine Aylwin A month ago, we reported on the Ontario Court of Appeal’s surprising decision in R. v. Cole.  In that decision the Court of Appeal said that a high school teacher was protected against searches on his work computer by the police absent a search warrant. The Court of Appeal based its decision […]

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Bottom Line Impact for Flex Programs

In yesterday’s Advisor, we featured Ellen Galinsky’s imperatives for workplace flexibility. In today’s issue—specific examples of flex programs that are paying off for employers, and an introduction to a unique guide just for smaller or even one-person HR departments. Galinsky, president and co-founder of the Families and Work Institute in New York made her remarks […]

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Good People Are Good People to Know

Last week I spent a few days with members of the Employers Counsel Network, a group of people that our company works with closely on a regular basis. We tend to get together formally as a group once each year to catch up, discuss business, and strengthen our bonds. It’s a great meeting that mixes […]

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Hot List: New York Times Bestselling Paperback Business Books

The following is a list of the bestselling paperback business books as ranked by the New York Times on April 2. 1. The Millionaire Messenger: Make a Difference and a Fortune Sharing Your Advice by Brendon Burchard. How everyday people can make money sharing their advice. 2. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by […]

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UPS Supervisor Claims OT Entitlement

Litigation related to the misclassification of nonexempt employees has been heating up over the past few years, and class actions are a legitimate and potentially costly worry for employers.

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Yes, There Is a Strong Business Case for Flex

There’s now a business imperative for workplace flexibility, says Ellen Galinsky, and it’s showing up on the bottom line. In today’s Advisor, what’s changed and why you need to respond. Galinsky, president and co-founder of the Families and Work Institute in New York made her remarks at SHRM’s recent Employment law and Legislative Conference in […]

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