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Ramadan in the Workplace: Keys to Understanding and Accommodation

This year Ramadan, the month-long religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide, began on June 18 and ends on July 17. Because federal, state and local laws prohibit discrimination and harassment based on a job applicant’s or employee’s religious beliefs and… continue
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Nine Ways Employers Can Avoid Taking the Heat This Summer

Summer often means more casual dress, office parties, a new crop of interns and vacation time. However, it is critical for an employer to have the proper workplace policies and procedures in place to effectively handle summer issues and avoid… continue
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Reduce Workplace Absenteeism With Five Simple Steps

Summer not only brings days of sun and fun – it can also exacerbate an issue that plagues workplaces far and wide: chronic absenteeism. Employees may search for ways to beat the traffic to summer destinations such as music festivals,… continue
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California-Specific Webinar Highlights Pressing Handbook Issues

California employers face a host of unique employment law issues at both the state and local levels that must be taken into account when developing, implementing and enforcing employee handbooks. Littler Mendelson employment attorneys Chris Cobey and Ben Emmert, of… continue
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California Remains Ahead of the Curve With Workplace Trends

California continues to lead the way in expanding the rights of employees and obligations of employers in the workplace in many areas. This should come as no surprise to employers and HR since the California Fair Employment and Housing Act… continue
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Increased Employee Leave Protections Examined in New Podcast

While Congress may be mired in gridlock, the same often does not hold true at the state and municipal levels as evidenced by the growing number of leave laws to protect US employees. Three states—California, Connecticut and Massachusetts—have enacted paid… continue
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Employee Handbook Mistakes: FMLA Case Offers Important Lessons

A recent 6th Circuit Court of Appeals case provides employers with important lessons when it comes to employee handbook policies, in particular their family and medical leave policy. Employees are eligible for leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave… continue
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New Leave Laws Impact Employee Handbooks: Five Key Facts

As we say hello to 2015, a number of new leave laws may have a significant impact on employee handbooks. If you have not updated your handbook in the past year or two, chances are it is not compliant with… continue
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Five Need to Know Trends About Employee Handbooks

When it comes to employee handbooks, employers should commit to managing them as ever-evolving documents which should be kept current and updated and amended based on changes and trends in the law, culture and society. Here are five need to… continue
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Disability Awareness Month: Make Sure You Are “A-OK” With the ADA

October marks National Disability Employment Awareness Month in the US. Here are four tips employers should keep in mind to comply with the ADA and manage individuals with disabilities: Disabilities are defined broadly The 2008 Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments… continue
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