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EEOC Confirms that Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation are Protected

The EEOC Special Task Force Issues Its Report on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace

Employers Take Note: New Overtime Rule Announced

The Affordable Care Act Reporting Requirements for Employers


Updated Federal Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Notices

U.S. Equal Opportunity Comission (EEOC) Holds Transgender Individuals May State a Claim for Sex Discrimination

DOL and IRS Plan to Coordinate on Employee Misclassification Compliance

Supreme Court Rules in Wal-Mart Class Action Case

Supreme Court Decision Clears The Way For States To Mandate E-Verify

Fair Labor Standards Act Amended to Require Employers to Provide Breaks to Breastfeeding

Corporate Officers May Be Individually Liable For Violations Of The Family And Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Fair Credit Reporting Act Has Broad Implications For Employers

Protect Your Company And Employees From Harassment Claims

Independent Contractor Or Employee?

Weingarten Rights No Longer Apply To Nonunion Employees

Supreme Court Holds EEOC Not Bound By Arbitration Agreement

Employers Can Defend Decisions Not To Hire Disables Individuals Who Are At Risk Of Workplace Health Hazards

“Continuing Violation” Theory Overrides Time Limit For Filing Hostile Enviornment Charges Under Title VII

Tips For Handling Terminations

Osha Illness And Injury Posting Requirements

Illinois Equal Pay Act

Five Best Practices For Managing FMLA Leave

Important Notice To Missouri Employers: New Missouri Law Allows Individuals To Carry Concealed Firearms

New Unemployment Compensation Defenses For Missouri Employers

FTC Regulations Require Business To Properly Dispose Of Employees’ Personal Information

NLRB Rules To Confidentiality Provision In Employee Handbook Violates Federal Labor Law

Cancer In The Workplace: Questions And Answers From The EEOC

Protection From Discharge Upon Return To Work

Reinstatement Of Pension Benefits

Continuation Of Medical Benefits

Rights And Benefits Provided To Others In Similar Status

Reinstatement With Seniority, Rights And Benefits Upon Return To Work

Non-Discrimination Based on Military Status

DOL Issues Final USERRA Regulations

Illinois Human Rights Act Amended To Include Sexual Orientation

EEOC Overhauls EEO-1 Report – January 31, 2006

U.S. Supreme Court Rules In Retaliation Case – July 6, 2006

Direct Deposit Of Employee Wages – August 11, 2006

Common Employer Mistake Draws Lawsuit by EEOC – October 1, 2006

Missouri Minimum Wage Increase Law Includes Changes in Overtime Compensation Rules – January 1, 2007

Tools for Managing FMLA Intermittent Leave – January 24, 2007

Social Security No-Match Regulations are Suspended – October 10, 2007

EEOC Issues Guidance Regarding Employment Tests and Selection Procedures – December 3, 2007

FMLA Amended to Extend Leave to Families of Servicemembers – December 14, 2007

Illinois Bans Smoking in Places of Employment – January 1, 2008

Missouri Enacts Law To Crack Down On Illegal Immigrants – August 2008

ADA Amendments Act of 2008 – September 26, 2008

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act of 2009 Signed on January 29, 2009

EEOC Releases New Equal Employment Opportunity Poster

EEOC Has Renewed Focus on Criminal Background Checks