Employee Arrest and Conviction Records – the “Green Factors”

Brian Sharpe By Brian Sharpe, on 03/1/19
Filed As: Compliance

One of your employees was just arrested… Or, you have become aware that a new hire was convicted of a crime… You can terminate the employee, right? Not so fast.

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Failure to accommodate religious practices can be an expensive lesson.

Gina LiVolsi By Gina LiVolsi, on 01/31/19
Filed As: Compliance

You may have seen the recent attention-grabbing headlines about a former hotel housekeeper awarded $21.5 million in damages in the case of Jean Pierre v. Park Hotels, Inc. after finding she suffered religious discrimination and retaliation in violations of Title VII…

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Workplace Drug Testing Considerations in Light of OSHA’S Anti-Retaliation Provisions

Gina LiVolsi By Gina LiVolsi, on 06/29/18
Filed As: Compliance

In drafting and enforcing drug testing policies, employers need to consider OSHA’s 2016 Final Rule, which added additional provisions regarding retaliation for workplace reporting. 

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NLRB Issues New Guidance on Employee Handbooks

David E. Stevens By David E. Stevens, on 06/15/18
Filed As: Compliance

On June 6, 2018, the NLRB’s General Counsel issued new guidance on how employee handbook rules and policies would be interpreted, as those rules and policies relate to employees’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act.

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The Illinois Biometrics Information Privacy Act: A Flood of Class Action Litigation

David E. Stevens By David E. Stevens, on 03/30/18
Filed As: Compliance

Since last summer, over thirty class action lawsuits have been filed against Illinois employers alleging violations of the Illinois Biometrics Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”). 

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My employee has a “new” Social Security Number… Now what?

Brian Sharpe By Brian Sharpe, on 03/23/18
Filed As: Compliance

Employers are sometimes forced to walk a fine line between I-9 compliance and national origin discrimination.

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