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Workplace Racism Persists, Diversity Training Needed
Racism isn't just a a sensitive topic in Ferguson, Mo. It remains a sensitive topic in the workplace.

Comments Sought on Contraceptive Rules
The Obama administration issued a new proposed rule and interim final rule to accommodate employers with religious objections to providing contraceptive coverage.

Paid SIck Leave: Newest Wrinkle in Coordinating Leave
Coordinating leave has just become even more complicated with the appearance of paid sick leave ordinances.

EEOC Sues Employer's Wellness Program
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed the agency's first lawsuit to directly challenge a wellness program under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Six Ways to Modernize FLSA Overtime Regulations
The upcoming proposed rule to revise the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations should do more than narrow the interpretation of the law's statutory exemptions, the HR Policy Association wrote in a letter to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez.

Employee Relations
Late Disability Disclosure Didn't Prevent Lawful Discharge
An employee who is on the verge of being discharged can't compel his employer to keep him employed by revealing he has a disability for the first time at his termination meeting.

Labor Relations
NLRB Strikes Down Employer's Internet Policy
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has identified the phrase "inappropriate discussions" as unlawfully vague language in an employer's Internet policy.

Safety & Security
Ban-the-Box Movement Goes Viral
Dozens of cities and states restrict employers from asking job applicants about criminal convictions.

Staffing Management
Texas Loses Skirmish With EEOC Over Criminal Background Checks
Texas' attempt to throw up a roadblock to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance on criminal background checks was steamrolled when a district court rejected the state's arguments that the guidance shouldn't apply to it.


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