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Big Data Only as Good as Data In
Big data helps employers ascertain to what extent their job screening efforts contribute to successful hiring, leading to a "validity conversation," noted an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission attorney.

Business Leadership
Jimmy John's Noncompete Probably Isn't Widely Enforceable
More employers are imposing noncompete agreements on entry-level positions. That doesn't mean they're enforceable, though.

Compensation and Benefits
Paid Leave, Minimum Wage, Marijuana Legislation on State Ballots
Voters in many states will be tasked with addressing several important public-policy questions on Election Day.

FMLA Claim by Father of Child with Down Syndrome Advances to Trial
The absence of medical certification to support Familiy and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) time off isn't always enough to defeat a worker's FMLA claim.

FMLA Transfer Provision Rarely Used
A temporary transfer under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is one option available for when an employee is on intermittent leave on a foreseeable schedule of medical treatment. But this isn't commonly used.

Wal-Mart, Starbucks Will Raise Pay
Companies are getting ahead of federal minimum wage requirements in some recently reported instances, as Wal-Mart and Starbucks both have announced plans to increase workers' pay.

Safety & Security
Ebola Response: Suspend Unnecessary Travel
Companies should prohibit employees from going on unnecessary business travel to the main areas in West Africa affected by Ebola.

Cal/OSHA Releases Ebola Protection Guidelines
California's worker protection and public health agencies announced interim guidelines for preventing occupational exposure to Ebola.

Staffing Management
OPM Director Encourages Hiring of Long-Term Unemployed
When it comes to hiring, gaps in employment can be deal-breakers. Not anymore at the federal government.


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