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5 Ways to Lose the Employment At-Will Relationship

  Absent a written agreement stating otherwise, with the exception of Montana, employment relationships are presumed to be at-will. In other words, an employer can terminate an employee at any time for any reason, or for no reason, so long… continue
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A 9/11 Look at Employee Political Extremism

As last month’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia showed, political extremism in the US is on the rise. After white supremacists descended upon Charlottesville, some marchers were identified on social media and lost their jobs as a result. This was far… continue
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5 CEO Ethics Firings and How HR Can Help Prevent Them

Does it seem that there have been more news stories recently about CEOs being fired for scandals and ethics violations? That’s because it’s true! A recent study by Success&, a part of the PwC network, found that dismissals of CEOs… continue
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Tools HR Can Use to Detect Lies During Investigations

HR professionals, probably more often than they would like, find themselves having to determine whether an employee is telling the truth, particularly during an internal investigation where they are being presented with several versions of the same event. Enter former… continue
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Employer Drug Testing in the Age of Legalization

With medical marijuana now legal in 29 states and recreational marijuana use permitted in eight states plus the District of Columbia, some employers are understandably concerned about this trend, especially with a recent Quest Diagnostics report showing drug use at… continue
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Employment Terminations in the US and UK: Significant Differences Across the Pond

While some similarities exist between US and UK employment laws, there are fundamental differences that global employers need to be aware of when considering terminating an employee. In a recent XpertHR webinar, Philadelphia employment attorney Jonathan A. Segal, who heads… continue
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HR Intel: Sports Edition – March Madness Infects the Workplace

A round up of workplace developments and legal trends to help keep HR ahead of the curve If you’re in HR, March is probably one of your favorite times of year. There are no messy open enrollment or year-end issues… continue
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EEOC Spotlights 7 Compliance Issues: Is Your Company Prepared?

  With Democratic President Barak Obama at the helm and a Republican Congress, it remains extremely difficult for any employment law legislation to pass. Nonetheless, the EEOC has been aggressively following up on its Strategic Plan from 2012 and attempting… continue
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HR Intel: What Apple’s Fight with the Feds Means for Employers

As Apple continues its slugfest with the federal government over access to the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone (the Department of Justice now wants Apple to decrypt 12 additional iPhones for unrelated, non-terror-related crimes), employers and HR professionals should closely monitor… continue
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HR Intel – The Age of HR Analytics is Upon Us

A round up of workplace developments and legal trends to help keep HR ahead of the curve Among the many developments or “disruptions” to the traditional workplace in 2016, the increasing presence of “people analytics” might be both the most… continue
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