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Understanding Negative Hiring Practices and How to Avoid Them

Interviewing applicants for jobs typically involves questions and sometimes testing. As an employer, you should be aware that some questions have a negative impact on certain protected classes. Protected classes are groups of people based on race, color, religion, sex, … Continue reading

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Is It Time to Update Your Severance Agreements?

Keeping your handbooks, employment agreements, severance agreements and other documents current with laws and legal trends can seem like a lot of work. However, when you get caught on the wrong side of a legal dispute, hindsight says it was … Continue reading

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Largest Delivery Company in the Nation Sued for Religious Discrimination

Religious discrimination has been in the news a lot recently. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) just filed a lawsuit against the United States’ largest package delivery company, UPS (United Parcel Service, Inc.) based on claims of religious discrimination. The … Continue reading

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Is the Job Applicant’s Age a Factor You Consider When Hiring?

As a business owner, have you heard your manager claim that someone is too old to hire for a particular job? Or, have there been discussions that a younger person would be a better candidate for any number of reasons? … Continue reading

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What Employers Should Know About Retaliation

Based on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)  explains that it is illegal for employers to fire, demote, or otherwise “retaliate” against employees or applicants because they filed a discrimination charge, complained to … Continue reading

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Take Quick Actions When Signs of Discrimination Emerge in Your Business

All too often, business owners are not aware of their managers or supervisors engaging in discriminatory practices toward workers. When workers complain about racial or nationality slurs being made in the workplace, this is a red flag for owners to … Continue reading

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Religious Discrimination Case Goes before the Supreme Court

The nuances of religious discrimination and where responsibility falls now lies in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court. In the case EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., a Muslim woman named Samantha Elauf applied for a job at … Continue reading

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