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Disability services provider sued for, what else, disability discrimination

I'm four years older than my brother. For this reason, growing up I would sometimes get punished for things for which my brother was let off the hook. The reasoning? You should know better. And, I'm sad to say that now that I have two kids of my own, I have found myself repeating this refrain...

The Language of the Modern Workplace

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary just released its list of new words for 2012 . Three caught my eye. According to the publisher , Merriam-Webster adopts new words based on usage: To decide which words to include in the dictionary and to determine what they mean, Merriam...

Accommodating religions starts at home (a love story)

Nine years ago today I got married. Our wedding was not what you'd call traditional. I'm Jewish and my wife is Catholic, and we wanted our ceremony to blend the best of both traditions. While my wife's dream wedding included her dad walking her down a church aisle, we were willing to sacrifice...

Are your policies updated to account for Ohio's new ban on texting while driving?

The statistics are enough to scare anyone from texting while driving: Drivers are 23 times more likely to crash while texting and driving. If you only take your eyes off the road for five seconds, at 55 mph, you've traveled the length of football field. As of last week, there is a...

Firing an employee? Tell them! (don't Milton the termination)

Office Space is one of the great movies about the modern workplace. One of its key plot lines involves sad sack employee Milton Waddams, who mumbles through the movie about his missing stapler and ever-moving desk. Amazingly, the company had laid off Milton years earlier without anyone telling him. When...

The right way to use subjective criteria in layoffs

Reductions-in-force present a unique issue for an employer defending its decision in a subsequent discrimination case. The employer already has its legitimate, non-discriminatory reason baked into the termination-the economics of a layoff, which often causes qualified employees to lose their jobs. For...

Employers or employees: who owns social media accounts?

Courts and businesses are grappling over the issue of who owns a social media account-the company or the employee responsible for maintaining it. The most high-profile case is the ongoing dispute between PhoneDog and Noah Kravitz over the company's Twitter account (which Kravitz took with him when...