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NLRB Issues Critical Guidance On Employer Handbooks, Rules and Policies, Including “Approved” Language

On March 18, 2015, NLRB General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr. issuedGeneral Counsel Memorandum GC 15-04 containing extensive guidance as to the General Counsel’s views as to what types employer polices and rules, in handbooks and otherwise, will be considered by the NLRB investigators and regional offices to be lawful and which are likely to …

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Statements of Samantha Elauf and David Lopez Following Oral Argument at the Supreme Court in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.

Samantha Elauf filed the original charge of religious discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that led to today’s argument in the Supreme Court. She has the following statement for the press: I was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. When I applied for a position with Abercrombie Kids, I was a teenager …

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Wal-Mart to Pay $150,000 to Settle EEOC Age and Disability Discrimination Suit

Keller Store Manager Was Harassed and Fired Because of His Age and Denied Accommodation for His Diabetes, Federal Agency Charged Wal-Mart Stores of Texas, L.L.C. (Wal-Mart) has agreed to pay $150,000 and provide other significant relief to settle an age and disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency …

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National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Judge Gives a “Like” to Facebook-Related Termination

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Administrative Law Judge Jay R. Pollack recommended the dismissal of a complaint involving the termination of two former employees of the Richmond District Neighborhood Center, a non-profit organization in the San Francisco Bay Area that runs community programs including after-school and summer programs for youth. The decision is all the …

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Varying Maternity Leave Policies Within the Same Company

Is it permissible for a company to have separate maternity policies for a corporate office from that of a store location? The concern is of course that a claim of discrimination would be made if different policies were used, and it was right for the question to be asked.  However, what may be surprising is …

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