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Chicago Police Officers' Overtime Lawsuit Has Wide Repercussions

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September 9, 2015

Are LinkedIn Parties Legal?

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September 9, 2015

Target Will Pay $2.8M Over Employment Tests

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August 26, 2015


A manager has an open position. He will need to work closely with the new hire.

Alan applies for the job.  The manager truly loathes him.  I could say it softer but that is the reality.

Alan has all the requisite skill, education and experience.  But the sound of Alan’s voice makes the manager’s skin crawl.

Based on his intense dislike for Alan, the manager does not want to interview him, let alone promote him. What do you do?

August 6, 2015

Employing Minors Requires Attention to Laws

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July 10, 2015

Racist Remarks During Picketing Somehow Protected

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July 9, 2015



Q:  My wife interviewed for a job recently and I was amazed that one of the questions she was asked by the interviewer was “Do you have any children?”  We do, but what does that have to do with her qualifications for the job?  Plus, I thought it was illegal to ask those questions. 

June 24, 2015

We’re now in the home stretch of my tips for harassment policies and complaint procedures. (It’s not exactly like America Pharoah’s “home stretch” run for the Triple Crown – but close!)

“Pregnancy” as a Protected Characteristic

My first tip creates a very cathartic experience because it forces me to admit that nobody’s perfect, including me.  In my case, the “no-harm/no-foul” rule saved me.  But, there was once a client who wasn’t as lucky.

June 23, 2015

Calif.: FedEx Agrees to Settle Drivers' Misclassification Claims for $228M

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June 19, 2015

Labor Laws Apply When Your Intern Is Really an Employee

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June 1, 2015

What Can HR Learn from the Ellen Pao Trial?

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May 28, 2015

On May 27, @shrmnextchat chatted with employment attorney Jonathan Segal @jonathan_HR_law about How Workplace Violence Creates HR Nightmares.

If you missed this important chat, you can read all the tweets here:


May 27, 2015

It’s important for HR professionals to know and understand the ramifications of workplace violence to reference not only on the human level, but also concerning employer’s workers compensation and liability coverage for such acts. Other legal issues loom large, too,

May 25, 2015

What If an Employee Admits Prior I-9 Documents Were Fake?

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May 20, 2015

Unlawful Genetic Test Used to Try to Catch Troublemakers

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May 18, 2015

HRMA 2015: Employment Contracts in British Columbia

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May 18, 2015


Complaint Procedure (With More “Fixes” to Come)

On June 29 – for the twenty-first straight year - - I will have the pleasure to share my expertise on handbooks at SHRM’s 2015 Annual Conference.  Over the years, approximately 10,000 SHRM members have walked away with a new way of looking at their handbooks: “every word counts.”

May 12, 2015

High Court to Review Time Limit for Filing Constructive Discharge Claim

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May 1, 2015



You are investigating a complaint of harassment.  You meet with witness Wally and he tells you the following:

April 23, 2015

Unwittingly Asking Illegal Interview Questions

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April 20, 2015