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Jon Hyman
An Injury Without an Injury? #SCOTUS, Standing, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins . This case should answer a very important question for employers: Does a plaintiff have standing to bring a lawsuit for a technical violation of the Fair Credit Report Act if...

Donna Ballman
Beware the Trojan Horse of "Rewards" With Noncompetes

Your boss and HR deliver the great news: the company loves and appreciates you. It wants to reward you. Maybe they're "giving" you a retention bonus, stock, options, or some other reward that sounds like a heap of money for free. But beware...

Robin Largent
Court Invalidates Class Action Waiver Where Arbitration Agreement Not Governed by FAA

Earlier this week, a California Court of Appeal issued its published opinion in Garrido v. Air Liquide Industrial U.S ., holding that a class action waiver in an employment arbitration agreement was unconscionable and unenforceable. You're thinking...

Philip Miles
EEOC Issues Proposed GINA Rule for Wellness Programs

On Friday, the EEOC "issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend the regulations implementing Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) as they relate to employer wellness programs that are part of group health plans...

Eric Meyer
Poll: Your Workplace Prolly Won’t Survive a Walking Dead Zombie Apocalypse

I realize that a post like this has more of a Tuesday feel to it, but, I just couldn’t resist… Leave it to Career Builder to issue a press release , “Could Your City Survive a Zombie Apocalypse? CareerBuilder and EMSI Reveal the...

Jon Hyman
It’s Not Illegal to Give a Negative Job Reference, But…

When you receive a phone call from a company looking for information on a former employee that was a less than stellar employee, or worse, fired, do you? (a) Ignore it. (b) Confirm only the fact of prior employment and dates. (c) Give a truthful, negative...