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Restaurant Accident Claims

All restaurant operators have a duty of care to both their staff and their guests. They need to take all reasonable steps to make sure safety legislation is followed to minimise the risk of a member of staff or a customer being injured while visiting their premises. If a restaurant’s facilities are not correctly maintained, […]

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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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