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High Court to Consider Pregnancy Accommodations, EEOC Settlement Efforts
In the few days since the start of the 2014-15 U.S. Supreme Court term, the justices have chosen not to rule on same-sex marriage and heard arguments in an important Fair Labor Standards Act dispute.

Compensation
Wal-Mart, Starbucks Will Raise Pay
Companies are getting ahead of federal minimum wage requirements in some recently reported instances, as Wal-Mart and Starbucks both have announced plans to increase workers' pay.

Diversity
EEOC Brief: Title VII Already Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Courts should interpret Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, according to an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brief.

Safety & Security
Cal/OSHA Releases Ebola Protection Guidelines
California's worker protection and public health agencies announced interim guidelines for preventing occupational exposure to Ebola.

Staffing Management
OPM Director Encourages Hiring of Long-Term Unemployed
When it comes to hiring, gaps in employment can be deal-breakers. Not anymore at the federal government.

PERM Takes Time, Effort
A preliminary step in the process of obtaining a green card for a worker--the permanent labor certification (PERM)--"requires extraordinary attention to painstaking detail, as there is no process for correcting errors," an immigration attorney says.

 

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