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GitHub Is Under Fire For The Way A Female Employee Was Treated
www.businessinsider.com

Last year, GitHub appeared to be the perfect startup. Today? Not to much.

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This Week in Employment Background Checks
www.employeescreen.com

EmployeeScreenIQ’s Weekly Wrap Up features content we post throughout the week with the latest updates and trends in employment background screening.

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Appeals Court Slams EEOC Over Discrimination Suit Based On `Race Raters’
www.forbes.com

An appeals court dresses down the EEOC for shoddy research — and for suing Kaplan for using the same method for rating job applicants as the EEOC itself.

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Can employers ban gossip?
www.workforce.com

The National Labor Relations Board recently ruled against a hospital that prohibited employees from making negative comments, but the board took no issue with the hospital’s ban on gossip, Jon Hyman writes. The ruling shows that a “narrowly drafted no-gossip policy may pass scrutiny by the NLRB,” Hyman writes.

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What You Need to Know Before Pursuing Adverse Action
blog.goodhire.com

If you are an HR professional responsible for making hiring decisions, you have probably heard the term adverse action. In fact, the term is a significant one with serious implications, and it’s in your company’s best interest to understand those implications fully. We’€™ve got the straightforward explanation you’ve been looking for to provide a clearer […]

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What’s Legal, What’s Not in Employee Background Checks
www.businessnewsdaily.com

If you’re trying to find out more about a job candidate before you hire, make sure you know what’s legal and what’s not.

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Northwestern Football Ruling May Change U.S. College Sports
www.bloomberg.com

Northwestern University football players were given the right to form college sports’ first labor union in a ruling that could seismically change the $16 billion business of top-level university athletics.

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Workers’ Severance Pay Can Be Taxed, U.S. Supreme Court Rules
www.bloomberg.com

The U.S. Supreme Court decided in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over taxes on severance compensation, overturning a lower court decision that could have forced the IRS to refund more than $1 billion.

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McDonald’s hit by worker lawsuits claiming it steals wages
www.reuters.com

McDonald’s Corp workers in three U.S. states filed lawsuits this week against the fast-food chain, alleging it is stealing wages by forcing them to work off the clock.

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Imagine Getting 30 Job Offers a Month (It Isn’t as Awesome as You Might Think)
www.theatlantic.com

Web developers and engineers on the spammy economics of tech recruitment emails

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Can Companies Charge Smokers More for Health Insurance?
ww2.cfo.com

Probably, but they should consult their legal teams first.

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This Employee Quit Her Job Horribly. How Her Boss Responds Is Worse.
www.sliptalk.com

This employee tried to get creative on how to quit her job. How he responded made my jaw drop.

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Cheerleader files wage lawsuit against Oakland Raiders
www.bizjournals.com

A National Football League cheerleader has filed a lawsuit that says the Oakland Raiders failed to pay her the minimum wage and illegally withheld her paycheck until the season ended. The lawsuit should serve as a reminder to employers to be mindful of pay periods and to avoid unintentionally paying workers less than minimum wage, […]

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PPACA pushes dental further into voluntary
www.benefitspro.com

Adult dental care was not included as one of the Affordable Care Act’s essential health benefits, but many employers continue to offer the option of purchasing dental benefits, and many employees opt for coverage, says Wayne Emery, executive for employee benefits at insurance consulting firm Hylant. Some experts say the law will eventually require adult […]

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