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Presidential Order Protects LGBT Workers at Federal Contractors
Federal contractors are now prohibited from discriminating against workers and job applicants based on sexual orientation and gender identity, under an executive order that President Barack Obama signed July 21, 2014. 




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Will 30 Be the New 40?
Health care reform may result in more claims of off-the-clock work.

SHRM's LegalEase provides plain English definitions of common legal terminology for HR professionals.   


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SHRM's Workplace Law Bulletin offers summaries of legal decisions, legislative and regulatory news and analysis of what they mean for your organization. It also provides you with bookmarks to new legal resources on the SHRM web site.

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The California Employment Law e-newsletter is a monthly e-newsletter that provides the top California employment law news, including updates on state and federal court decisions and analysis of state legislation and regulations.

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Retaliation Claims
Allison West, Principal for Employment Practices Specialists, talks about some common mistakes managers should avoid when a retaliation claim is made.

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A Crash Course in Canadian Employment Law
In this April 24, 2013 primer on Canadian employment practices, Kathryn Benson, MIRHR, and Stacy Glass, CHRP, will provide a clear understanding of Canadian employment laws and practices.

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Workflex: The Essential Guide to Effective and Flexible Workplaces

This guide includes research, legal, and experience-based perspectives and in-depth case studies of workplace flexibility as well the tools and techniques needed to translate those perspectives into action.