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Avoid TMI About Prospective Employees
This article discusses what federal and state laws govern outside background checks, the risks employers take by requiring applicants to submit to the checks, and, when they are appropriate or necessary, how these checks can be used lawfully.

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EEOC Cracks Down on Systemic Discrimination
Have a plan when an EEOC investigation becomes systemic.

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Lynn Outwater, Equity Shareholder at Jackson Lewis, shares some unlawful reasons for requiring confidentiality from employees according to the NLRB.

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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

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