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EEO-1 Pay Data May Be Garbage In
Equal pay for women and men sounds like a worthy cause. But some management attorneys say that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC's) newly proposed pay data requirement is not the way to level the two genders' salaries. 

Employee Relations

Perceived Exercise of First Amendment Rights May Be Protected
The Supreme Court will decide whether the FIrst Amendment protects a worker demoted over a misperception about his political leanings.

Labor Relations
'Persuader Activity' Final Rule Expected Soon
If the final "persuader activity" rule resembles the proposed rule, employers will be required to report much more activity than ever before.

Staffing Management
Yahoo's Forced Ranking Raises Legal Questions About Ratings
Forced ranking is subject to abuse and often results in claims of discrimination, as shown by a lawsuit filed against search engine and tech company Yahoo.

Employers May Be Held Liable for Employees' Cyberbullying
If evidence of cyberbullying connects back to work, however tenuously, employers may be on the hook.


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