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Employment Law This Week – Episode 5 – Week of November 16, 2015 [VIDEO]

We look at the latest trends, important court decisions, and new developments that could impact your work.  This week’s topics … (1) OSHA Fines Rise OSHA fines are set to increase for the first time in 25 years. Under the new bipartisan budget bill, OSHA civil penalties will rise next year to reflect the difference …

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Lawrence of Arabia Makes Surprise Contribution to UK Holiday Pay Debate

British plan and the future of Great Britain including England Scotland and Wales as a concept of the direction of the british economy and economic path of the United Kingdom as a businessman walking on a group of roads shaped as a flag.

There is a line in, I think, Lawrence of Arabia where a terrified young soldier trapped under fire with a small group of his colleagues asks Peter O’Toole as Lawrence what they  are going to do.  “Nothing”, drawls O’Toole languidly, “After all, it’s generally best”. And so by a tenuous little link to the question …

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EEOC Seeks to Clarify Application of GINA to Wellness Programs

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Earlier this year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) published a proposed rule that would amend the agency’s regulations and interpretive guidance implementing Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) as they relate to employer wellness programs. Now, the EEOC has turned its attention to Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 …

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Marijuana in the Workplace: The Growing Conflict Between Drug and Employment Laws

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Despite the growing number of states that have legalized the use of marijuana, the drug remains illegal under federal drug laws. The legal landscape is made more confusing when considering the differing levels of employment protection that these state laws offer to marijuana users. With this patchwork of state laws, employers are left to grapple …

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Facebook: Second Circuit “Likes” Employee Rights Under the NLRA

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Employers should continue to proceed with caution before disciplining employees for their Facebook activity. In Three D, LLC d/b/a Triple Play Sports Bar and Grille v. NLRB, the Federal Appeals Court for Connecticut, New York and Vermont recently upheld a National Labor Relations Board decision that found that one employee’s “liking” another employee’s comments about the terms …

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