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Workplace harassment issues in a virtual world

Most individuals are familiar with online video games such as FIFA, Minecraft or Fortnite permitting players to play and communicate with others online while seated at their Xbox or PlayStation consoles. Augmented Realty (AR) games, such as Pokémon-GO, superimpose a ...

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Employer must produce attorney’s investigation documents

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A federal court judge has ordered a town that retained an attorney to investigate an employee’s hostile work environment complaints to respond to discovery requests about the investigation. Plaintiff Jennifer Berry Brown brought claims under Title VII and the Family ...

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The ins and outs of no-poach provisions

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No-poach provisions are agreements that prohibit one company from hiring another company’s employees. This article addresses whether no-poach provisions violate applicable antitrust laws, and more specifically, the conditions under which no-poach provisions are legal. No-poach provisions are often horizontal restraints; ...

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Lawyers offer businesses advice on planning for succession

Business owners may be so busy running their companies that they don’t stop to consider what the future might hold if they weren’t there. Owners, however, can exercise control over what that picture will look like — as they contemplate ...

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Unlawful retaliation in the workplace

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Anti-retaliation laws safeguard basic rights afforded to workers. They ensure that workers can complain in good faith about violations of their rights to the government or their employers without fear that they will be disciplined or fired. State law may ...

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ADEA plaintiff gets costs, front pay, attorney fees

After a jury found a brush company terminated the plaintiff because of his age, a federal court in Virginia awarded him attorney fees and costs, pre and post-judgment interest and front pay for one year. Warren Cannada alleged that his ...

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As COVID-19 persists, so do disputes about vaccinations

Vaccinated woman in mask showing COVID-19 Vaccination Record

Here are seven key takeaways from a recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission webinar about vaccinations. Stay vigilant when it comes to vaccination disputes 30 percent of all COVID-19-related EEOC charges filed by employees since April 2020 involved a vaccine dispute, ...

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OSHA introduces program to combat workplace heat hazards

Federal officials are embarking on a new endeavor to protect workers from illness and injury from heat exposure after the Biden administration announced the move last year. The Occupational Safety and Health administration last week introduced its National Emphasis Program ...

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Covid-related business losses are not ‘physical loss’

Where a West Virginia business closed two of its art studio locations because of the governor’s Covid-19 executive order, its claim for lost business income and other expenses was denied because there was no material destruction or harm to its ...

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Are you discriminating against employees with caregiving responsibilities?

As the world enters year three of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has issued a warning to employers of yet another risk to their businesses: caregiver discrimination claims. It is no surprise that the pandemic has ...

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