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Illinois Employee Credit Privacy Act

Effective January 1, 2011, a new Illinois law makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate on the basis of an employee’s credit history. The Employee Credit Privacy Act (Act) prohibits employers from failing or refusing to hire, or discharge or otherwise discriminate against a person because of his or her credit history or report; from […]

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Disclaimers in Social Media Policies Are Critical to Avoid Labor Law Problems

A recently complaint filed by a regional National Labor Relations Board office, alleging that an employee was unlawfully terminated under an overbroad social networking policy, should encourage companies to take a second look at the policies that govern employees’ internet communications. Although the NLRB’s press release made it appear that the employee was discharged solely […]

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5 Tips for Curbing FMLA Abuse: What HR Managers Need to Know

Besides having become a virtual nightmare of legalistic forms and issues, the FMLA has allowed many employees to take advantage of their employer’s leave of absence policies and caused numerous headaches for HR. This article will provide you with an overview of what you need to know as a seasoned HR Professional to take control […]

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