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Robin Shea
Got an appearance code? Make sure you allow exceptions for religion.

Employers, is your appearance code so important that you would pay more than $150,000 to ban a $10 accessory in the workplace? This is the story of the $150,000 lanyard. If you are ignorant like me, you are thinking, "What the heck is a lanyard...

John Holmquist
Helping Employees Become Healthier: Rewards or Penalties and the EEOC

The Detroit Free Press had an article this week concerning employers who offered insurance policies to employees that reward them for healthier living. One employer offered a Blue Cross plan with no deductibles or co-pays for employees who participate...

David S. Rich
Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives Are Not Eligible For Overtime Pay, Holds U.S. Supreme Court

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. §§ 201-219 (the "FLSA"), and its implementing regulations, 29 C.F.R. §§ 510 et seq. , mandate that most employees in the U.S. be paid overtime compensation at 1½ times...

Jon Hyman
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...

Corporate and Securities Law Community Staff
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and How It Impacts Employers

by Elise D. Klein & Joseph K. Hegedus In National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, No. 11-393 (U.S. June 28, 2012), the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the constitutionality of the Act as a whole, excepting only one...

Eric Meyer
Employer wins lawsuit despite a "pattern of systematic sexual harassment"

In Mann v. Staples, Inc. , a female employee received unwelcome comments about her appearance and physique, was kissed and groped, and called a "skank ass bitch." The New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, described this as a "pattern...