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Illinois: What To Do About Fraudulent Unemployment Claims
November 12, 2020
Sometimes, crisis brings out the best in people. Unfortunately, it also often brings out the worst. While not an entirely new phenomenon, fraudulent unemployment claims have become a widespread phenomenon across the country, including in Illinois.
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Employees May Be Prohibited From Linking to Company Website on Personal Blogs
August 30, 2020
The National Labor Relations Board held that a company’s policy prohibiting employees from linking to the company’s website on their personal blogs was lawful under the National Labor Relations Act.
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Politics in the Workplace: Productivity or Polarization?
August 27, 2020
In what appears to be our never-ending political season, employers should prepare for employee discussions during worktime related to political matters.
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Race and the Workplace
June 25, 2020
We by no means claim to be social scientists with a blueprint to address the scope of racial disparities. That said, we suggest employers consider the following.
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Behind the Blind Selection Screen
November 19, 2019
A market has developed for blind interviewing software to strip identifying information from applicant resumes.
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Lactation Law Verdict Sends a Message: Don’t Mess With Mom!
May 7, 2019
$3.8 million dollars. That’s what a Tucson, Arizona jury awarded to a former fire paramedic denied workplace accommodations required under the Fair Labor Standards Act for women who want to pump breast milk for their infants.
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An Employer’s Guide to March Madness
March 18, 2019
March Madness has descended upon employers everywhere. Yesterday was Selection Sunday for the NCAA Men’s Division I basketball tournament, and today, an estimated 40 million Americans will begin filling out their tournament brackets – many of them at work.
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Extraordinary Employee Misconduct: Saving Nude Pictures to Work Computer!
February 13, 2019
Many people use their personal cell phones for work. And as a matter of habit, they may plug their cell phones into their work computer – maybe to sync it or charge it. But what they aren’t thinking about is that the work computer backs up the content on the phone. All. Of. It.
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Technology in the Workplace – an Overview of Employment Law Issues in Europe
February 1, 2019
In this article, we discuss the key issues relating to technology in the workplace in various European jurisdictions.
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Now that You Know that a RIF Is Not a “Magic Bullet” (Performance Management Advice for Managers in Five Easy Pieces)
January 25, 2019
Let’s talk about how to “set the table” for success – or separation from employment that will hold up – such that your company is not tempted to use a RIF as a means to an end (other than its intended end).
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Oh, the Weather Outside is Frightful (I think I Need a Sick Day)!!
January 3, 2019
If you are in a state with mandatory sick leave, employees may be invoking their right to no-questions-asked leave when you otherwise prohibit any excuses.
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21C Workplace Success Begins with a Handshake (and Eye Contact)!
December 12, 2018
The 21st Century is in full swing.  Yet, we still don’t quite know what it means to be a 21C workplace.
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Nov 16

U.S. DOL Issues Opinion Letters Regarding Compensation for Travel Time and Voluntary Training https://t.co/FKg3vkD0Ia

Nov 13

New @shrm Court Report: Discrimination Jury Verdict Upheld https://t.co/JikyMA8Wkz

Nov 12

Illinois: What To Do About Fraudulent Unemployment Claims https://t.co/vkqBIvrbfs