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Count the cost before waging the war

When Sun Tzu wrote The Art of War in the sixth century B.C., he probably wasn’t thinking about how his advice would apply to employment law litigation in the 21st century, but he might as well have. One of his ...

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Courts provide employers with whistleblower lessons

A federal appeals court and a state appeals court recently ruled on separate Oregon whistleblower cases, offering lessons for attentive employers on how to properly deal with such situations. “Whistleblower” is one of those emotionally charged terms that send shivers ...

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Be careful, employers: You’re in the ‘red zone’

Most employers don’t even realize that they are smack-dab in the middle of the most dangerous time of year – the so-called “red zone.” It refers to the months of August and September, the last two months in the federal ...

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Criminal background checks just got a little harder

Many employers conduct criminal background checks for applicants or new hires in order to complete due diligence. In fact, the National Consumer Law Center reports that a whopping 93 percent of employers run criminal background checks on some job candidates, ...

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Can you get fired for wearing an orange shirt to work? (access required)

One of the most common questions I hear from my non-lawyer friends is something along the lines of: “I know that my employment at my company is at-will, but that doesn’t mean that my boss can just fire me for ...

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