Wal-Mart to pay $150k tab for age and disability discrimination

Walt-Mart has to lead the league in employee lawsuits. The latest development: The corporation agreed to pay $150,000 to settle an age and disability discrimination claim.   In a lawsuit, the EEOC charged...
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Yikes: Horrific discrimination claims cost company $15M

What’s scarier, these discrimination claims or the number of zeros in the award?  California-based trucking outfit Matheson Trucking and Matheson Flight Extenders Inc. is paying dearly for racial...
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Teacher wants ADA accommodation … because she fears children

At the end of the year, this is sure to be a leading candidate for Most Absurd Lawsuit of 2015.  Maria Waltherr-Willard was a schoolteacher at Mariemont High School in Cincinnati. She primarily taught...
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Threat to kill is a fireable offense, right? Not so fast, court rules

If an employee makes a remark that suggests he’s thinking of killing a co-worker, firing him’s a reasonable response, correct? A court just ruled it may not be a legal one if it can be shown...
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Threat to kill is a fireable offense, right? Not so fast, court rules

If an employee makes a remark that suggests he’s thinking of killing a co-worker, firing him’s a reasonable response, correct? A court just ruled it may not be a legal one if it can be shown...
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Threat to kill is a fireable offense, right? Not so fast, court rules

If an employee makes a remark that suggests he’s thinking of killing a co-worker, firing him’s a reasonable response, correct? A court just ruled it may not be a legal one if it can be shown...
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Great — a new way for employees to complain about you anonymously

Think employers have problems with employees posting nasty stuff about them on Facebook? Wait ’til you hear about this.  There’s a new iPhone app available called Memo — and while it’s...
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What will FLSA’s new OT-exempt minimum salary be? Here’s a hint

By now you know there are some big changes coming to the FLSA. You’re just waiting for the details. Well, they’re starting to leak out of Washington — and they’re not as heavy-handed...
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‘There is no probationary status under the ADA’

HR pros are already well aware that when a disabled employee’s FMLA leave expires, he or she may be entitled to additional leave as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA. But a new EEOC lawsuit shows...
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Manager’s nipple squeeze, crotch play not sexual harassment: New ruling

While the employer may have won this lawsuit, it’s a textbook example of how managers shouldn’t act and how general horseplay can come back to haunt them. Meet the appropriately named Perry...
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