Positive tests for pot hit 14-year high last year

April 16, 2019
More workers are testing positive for marijuana than at any time in the last 14 years, according to data compiled by Quest Diagnostics.
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Fired harasser can’t collect unemployment

April 2, 2019
If you have a robust harassment policy that prohibits even a single incident of unwanted touching, rest assured that a fired harasser won’t be eligible for unemployment benefits.
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Court won’t referee popularity contest: Being disliked isn’t grounds for lawsuit

March 26, 2019
Some workers seem to believe that any slight or negative comment is grounds for a discrimination lawsuit. Fortunately, that’s not the case.
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Don’t assume disability because of prescription

March 13, 2019
If you learn an employee is taking a prescription containing a controlled substance, make sure you don’t make assumptions about disability. You don’t want to be accused of violating ADA “regarded as disabled” provisions.
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Employers sharing less pay info now than in 2010

March 5, 2019
Forty-seven percent of organizations now provide employees only minimal information about others’ pay, compared to 32% in 2010.
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Don’t ‘game the system’ to favor one race over another

February 13, 2019
Trying to manipulate an otherwise neutral hiring or promotion process can backfire.
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Remind staff: Contractors aren’t employees

February 13, 2019
The more control you exert, the more likely your organization will be on the hook as the employer in any lawsuit.
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ADA accommodation: Take all requests seriously

February 12, 2019
When an employee asks for an ADA reasonable accommodation, take that request seriously even if you don’t think it’s valid. Start the interactive process and see where it goes.
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Temporary injuries generally don’t rise to the level of ADA disability

February 12, 2019
Each condition must be assessed individually. Here’s how that played out in a recent case.
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Sexual harassment doesn’t always have to focus on sexual activity

February 6, 2019
An intense focus on sexual activity or sex characteristics isn’t always necessary to prove sexual harassment. As long as the victim can link the behavior she’s calling harassment to her sex in some way, she’s got a case.
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