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Eric Meyer
New model jury rules specifically address use of social media

Got a jury trial coming up? Concerned about jurors using social media to discuss the case or conduct independent research during trial? As you may recall from this blog post , if you are counting on the court to independently instruct jurors not to get...

Lisa Stam
New AODA Public Space Standards

The Ontario provincial government just released proposed regulations for the accessibility of the built environment . The standard introduces various amendments to AODA's Integrated Accessibility Standard (Reg 191/11), including the introduction of...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
What Does "Good Faith" Mean for the EEOC?

The District of Hawaii is the latest federal court to address the obligations of the EEOC during conciliation before it files suit. In EEOC v. La Rana Hawaii, LLC, the court determined that the Ninth Circuit's decision in EEOC v. Pierce Packing required...

Donna Ballman
My Office Air Conditioning Broke In A Heat Wave. What Are My Rights?

The agency that regulates workplace safety is OSHA. If your workplace temperature has reached dangerous levels, OSHA might be able to help. In general, though, there's no law saying how hot is too hot. OSHA's general recommendation is that temperatures...

Lisa Stam
NASA's Social Media in the Workplace

For any fellow space geeks out there, the last few week have been a very exciting NASA adventure, with Curiosity landing on Mars and transmitting amazing photos back to earth. Videos and photos of the NASA employees erupting with joy after the 7 minutes...

Jon Hyman
Counseling as an ADA-protected medical examination

The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits employers from "requir[ing] a medical examination" or "mak[ing] inquiries of an employee as to whether such employee is an individual with a disability ... unless such examination or inquiry...