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‘Association discrimination’ in the workplace December 26 2014

‘Association discrimination’ in the workplace

The ADA protects employees who are adversely treated based on stereotypes and assumptions arising from the employee’s relationship to someone with a disability

Obama’s immigration actions: An overview December 12 2014

Obama’s immigration actions: An overview

Some of the changes represent a sharp break from past practices, but others probably should have been made a long time ago

Where you live may not be where you’re domiciled November 28 2014

Where you live may not be where you’re domiciled

Pull out quote: Failing to appreciate the distinction between domicile and residence can have dramatic consequences

Benefit corporations: coming soon to New Hampshire November 28 2014

Benefit corporations: coming soon to New Hampshire

A new state law gives socially minded businesses an alternative corporate option

New OSHA rule expands recordkeeping requirements October 31 2014

New OSHA rule expands recordkeeping requirements

More injuries, industries are covered by change in regulations

Pregnancy discrimination hasn’t gone away October 3 2014

Pregnancy discrimination hasn’t gone away

In response to a growing number of complaints, the EEOC has issued new guidance for employers

Workplace investigations: what you need to know August 8 2014

Workplace investigations: what you need to know

The choice of investigator is important and should be based on broader criteria than simply short-term cost

Arbitration has an upside, but there are drawbacks August 8 2014

Arbitration has an upside, but there are drawbacks

Costs, potential conflicts, finality of verdict are possible negatives

The pros and cons of the Consumer Protection Act July 11 2014

The pros and cons of the Consumer Protection Act

Businesses can use it as a ‘sword’ and a ‘shield’

New court ruling takes on the sabotaging co-worker July 11 2014

New court ruling takes on the sabotaging co-worker

An employer can be held liable for discrimination when it fires an employee who has been maligned by a jilted co-worker intent on revenge

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