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For a moment, imagine you go to bed feeling a little off—you’re not sure what it is, but you can’t shake it and eventually manage to fall asleep. You toss and turn all night, waking up exhausted and wondering how much sleep you actually got. Your alarm clock blares and it’s time to get ready […]

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The US Supreme Court recently ruled on how far a federal corruption statute applies to international business. During the 1990s, cigarette smuggling in Europe and between the United States and Canada greatly increased. In fact, cigarette smuggling was so rampant that in 1994, Canada sharply cut its anti-smoking taxes to combat widespread smuggling from the […]

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Employees who refused to cooperate in an investigation were fired for cause and not eligible for employment benefits, even though they were found not guilty. In 2004 New York Attorney General (AG) Eliot Spitzer began investigating “contingent commission” arrangements, under which insurance brokers are paid to steer clients to particular insurance carriers. Contingent commission arrangements […]

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Jarydith Mannella was a grocery clerk at Kroger Company until an on-the-job accident caused a serious back injury. Kroger granted Mannella a two-year leave of absence. Mannella subsequently returned to work as a cashier, and requested Kroger to reasonably accommodate certain work restrictions her doctor had ordered. In an apparent attempt to determine whether Mannella could […]

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A federal investigation and contentious House hearing revealed the “culture of sexual harassment” that pervaded certain work areas of the National Park Service as well as a breach of ethics. The investigation reveals classic signs of sexual harassment and the ethical and legal duties of leaders to stamp out resulting workplace discrimination, which caused one […]

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Russian espionage, presidential campaign strategy, and covert actions shroud the recent data security hack of the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) system in political intrigue. At first, it may seem too James Bond to the modern American workplace. But, by looking at how the DNC reacted amidst the legal and risk management backdrop, we can learn […]

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California recently amended regulations that interpreted the Fair Employment & Housing Act (FEHA), California’s anti-discrimination law. These regulations created new obligations for California employers, such as requiring new content in their sexual harassment training and company policies. The regulations also clarified laws that already existed, sending pointed reminders to employers to focus on compliance. Three […]

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Vincent Beacom was vice president of sales in the Americas division of the Retail Global Business Unit (RGBU) of Oracle America, Inc. The RGBU is a small part of Oracle’s business, generating 0.4% of Oracle’s revenue. RGBU Americas generates only 0.19% of Oracle’s revenue. Beacom disapproved of the methods for projecting quarterly sales revenue that […]

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Are you confident that your employees know the value of your organization’s sensitive information and treat it with the requisite respect? Two recent employment law court cases with polar opposite consequences illustrate the need for data security vigilance and strong data protection measures to keep confidential information secure. Prison Breach Bernice Forrester, an employee of […]

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Sexual harassment and workplace discrimination can happen in any field. Recently, many surveys and studies are being conducted about one industry in particular: healthcare. By comparing statistics, looking at the backdrop, and uncovering a possible solution, organizations and institutions can understand further how to protect its employees from sexual harassment. In 1993, a survey indicated that […]

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