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Crash course! Championing breach of contract claims

At some time, issues with vendors or customers may escalate to the point where you need to claim a breach of contract. And as you know all too well, legal battles can be extremely costly. [Read more…]

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Severance agreement debacle: How one tiny error almost cost this firm millions

Here’s a cautionary tale about just how badly severance agreements can wind up if they’re not being reviewed closely enough. [Read more…]

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Equal pay ruling could be a game changer for Finance

CFOs beware: One of the most common salary-setting techniques could now put your company in legal danger. [Read more…]

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Does forcing unstable worker to see a doctor violate the ADA? Court says …

Here’s a tricky scenario for any Finance pro: You have reason to believe that an employee, who has suddenly started showing increasingly erratic behavior, is struggling to do her job and negatively impacting her co-workers. What can you do? [Read more…]

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Is new tax law the key to killing the ACA?

Just when you thought the fight to kill the ACA was finally over, a brand new chapter of the Obamacare-repeal saga has emerged. And on the surface, this chapter looks like it could potentially be the last for the controversial law. [Read more…]

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Was $666 raise given to label union-organizer the Antichrist?

Another day, another court battle centered around a non-union employer that allegedly retaliated against employees who successfully launched a union-organizing campaign. Was giving them sub-par raises of $666 an “unmistakable” attempt to brand the organizers the Antichrist or the Devil. [Read more…]

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Role-reversal: EEOC ordered to fork over $1.9M for ‘frivolous’ claims

The EEOC has a long history among employers of filing lawsuits for dubious reasons, and in this case, that strategy seems to have come back to haunt it. [Read more…]

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Why Finance needs to worry about huge equal pay lawsuit against Google

After the PR nightmare it suffered following a male staffer’s memo on “gender stereotypes,” Google is now facing an even bigger headache — a pay-discrimination claim that could become a class-action suit with thousands of class members. [Read more…]

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The $1.8M question: Is firing a worker for a failed prescription drug test illegal?

Companies are well within their rights to enforce drug policies that prohibit employees from working under the influence of drugs that impact performance and safety, even if the substances are legally prescribed prescription drugs. But there is a gray area to the law employers must keep in mind. [Read more…]

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Steal this company’s bulletproof blueprint for fighting FMLA abuse

There’s a right way and a wrong way to proceed when you suspect an employee is abusing his or her FMLA leave. [Read more…]

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