Blog Posts in Summer 2019 Newsletter

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  • Resume-screening programs could raise discrimination concerns
    Resume-screening programs could raise discrimination concerns

    If you’re a desirable employer in a competitive job market, you probably get dozens if not hundreds of applications when you post an opening on a job board like monster.com or indeed.com. Thankfully ...

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  • Salesman's family can't recover for fatal accident during commute
    Salesman's family can't recover for fatal accident during commute

    Generally if you’re hurt in an accident commuting to or from work, you can’t receive worker’s compensation benefits. That’s because of the “coming and going” rule which says such accidents don’t occur ...

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  • Moonlighting workers deemed employees, not contractors
    Moonlighting workers deemed employees, not contractors

    Many employers like to classify their workers as “inde­pendent contractors” instead of employees, so that those workers aren’t subject to wage and hour laws and aren’t entitled to other benefits like ...

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  • Employer's failure to stop gossip may constitute sex discrimination
    Employer's failure to stop gossip may constitute sex discrimination

    Most employers know that Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act prohibits workplace dis­crimination and harassment based on race, sex, religion and ethnicity. An employer can be held accountable ...

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  • Marijuana and the workplace: What employers need to know
    Marijuana and the workplace: What employers need to know

    The landscape around marijuana use has changed dramatically over the past couple of decades. While possession of even a small amount of marijuana used to be a crime across the country, 33 states and ...

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