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Discrimination and EEOC FAQs
Answers to FAQs about employment discrimination and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, by Neil Klingshirn.

Retaliation FAQs
Retaliation and Whistleblowing Answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Rights of the Accused
How to protect the rights of the accused during a sexual harassment investigation without impairing the integrity of the investigation.

Workplace Issues Articles

Writing Effective Employee Handbooks
Employee handbooks provide important guidance to employees about benefits, vacations, holidays, work rules and the laws of your workplace. Some courts have found that statements in employee handbooks created contracts, however. In order to provide your em...

Equal Pay Act requires Equal Pay for Equal Work
The Equal Pay Act specifically targets gender based pay differences. The Equal Pay Act prohibits unequal pay for substantially equal work. An employer therefore cannot pay male and female employees differently for doing substantially equal work. To prove ...

An Apology is not Enough to Avoid Sexual Harassment Liability
Liability for an employer’s harassing conduct is not avoided with a simple apology from the employer. Corrective actions are needed such as an investigation and subsequent disciplinary action. In Retuerto v. Berea Moving Storage & Logistics , an...

NLRB Revises Joint-Employer Standard as Applied to Staffing Agencies
In a recent decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) clarified its joint-employer standard, deciding that employers do not need to exercise their authority to control employees' terms and conditions of employment to be considered a joint em...

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