New Contraceptive Care Rules After Hobby Lobby

New Contraceptive Care Rules After Hobby Lobby

The Obama Administration published new regulations to address recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions concerning employers who religiously object to offering health coverage for contraceptives.

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The Hobby Lobby Case

The Hobby Lobby Case

The Supreme Court has ruled closely-held corporations can exercise religion and can exempt themselves from federal laws if there is a substantial infringement on their religious beliefs.

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Employment Law Blog Carnival – Small Business Edition

Employment Law Blog Carnival – Small Business Edition

This month, I get to host the Employment Law Blog Carnival (“ELBC), a collection of the most current and best workplace blogs in one article. Each ELBC update centers on a theme. This month’s theme celebrates National Small Business Week, which just occurred from May 12through May 16, 2014.

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Why It Shouldn’t Matter That Governor Walker Shared A Stage With A Sex Offender

Why It Shouldn’t Matter That Governor Walker Shared A Stage With A Sex Offender

A worker acknowledged by Governor Walker during the State of the State address has a criminal record which includes a sexual offense and drunk driving. Should the person's background matter? Not in this instance.

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Employment Law Blog Carnival – Season of Giving Edition

Employment Law Blog Carnival – Season of Giving Edition

This month I have the privilege of compiling the Employment Law Blog Carnival (ELBC). What’s that, you ask? Answer: it is a blog post that compiles the best Human Resources and Employment Law articles in one space, all neatly tied together around a special theme. Since the holidays are here, my theme highlights local and national charities.

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Religious Freedom

Religious Freedom

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that business owners and their companies are persons entitled to religious freedom. In addition, federal law forcing them to offer contraception care violated those religious rights.

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Guest Post: Worker’s Compensation – 5 Tips for Employers

Guest Post: Worker’s Compensation – 5 Tips for Employers

Work injuries can affect employee productivity, employers' insurance premiums, and important relationships within a company. Thankfully, workplace injuries and costs can be minimized by keeping a few simple things in mind.

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Guest Post by the HR Generalist Store: Cost Effective Recruiting – Letting Technology Do It For Free

Guest Post by the HR Generalist Store: Cost Effective Recruiting – Letting Technology Do It For Free

Guest post by Mandy Ayers of the HR Generalist Store with tips and advice for making the recruiting process easier.

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Spousal Rights After DOMA

Spousal Rights After DOMA

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to strike down part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) means same sex married couples will receive rights and protections under federal employment laws.

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What Not To Do When An Employee Is Pregnant

What Not To Do When An Employee Is Pregnant

Considering the amount of training and advice available to organizations, there are some things supervisors should know not say to a pregnant employee. For example, don’t suggest an abortion because of concerns of future absences. Don’t ask if a pregnancy means the employee will be quitting soon. Why? As the employer in Hitchcock v. Angel Corps, Inc., learned, that is the start to a textbook example of how to stumble into an expensive lawsuit and jury trial.

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