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October 16, 2013

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Top 10 LGBT-Employment Friendly States
This in-depth review of state law and practice contains important information for employers with respect to LGBT employees.

Suspension Policy
An employer can use this new policy to implement suspensions with or without pay. It can complement an employer's existing discipline policies, such as a progressive discipline policy.

State Unemployment Benefit Overpayment Penalty Laws Added
The Employment Law Manual has been updated to reflect new "UI integrity laws," which penalize employers for certain benefit overpayments.

New Jersey Employer Alert: President of the Employers Association of New Jersey Offers Insights on Recent Legal Developments
John Sarno discusses recent changes in workplace law and other key developments affecting New Jersey employers.

Content Spotlight:
Infectious Diseases

With flu season right around the corner, employers should make sure they are prepared to keep infectious diseases out of the workplace. An employer can minimize disruption by allowing sick employees plenty of time off, offering free flu shots, providing telecommuting options and taking other actions. XpertHR offers guidance on dealing with an employee with an infectious disease

Tracy Morley

Ashley Shaw is the legal editor of the risk management (health, safety, security) content of XpertHR.

Prior to joining XpertHR, Ashley mediated cases in the Montgomery and Autauga County District Courts in Alabama, helping resolve landlord/tenant concerns and business disputes, among other issues.

State News

San Francisco May Grant Workers Right to Request Flexible Work Arrangements
Massachusetts Governor Supports Elimination of Noncompetition Agreements
California to Require That Employers Pay Overtime to Personal Attendants


Federal News

Affirmative Action and Employment Cases Dot the Supreme Court's Docket
IRS Issues Guidance on Claiming Post-Windsor Payroll Tax Refunds, Credits and Adjustments
Wal-Mart's Holiday Hiring Offers Case Study for Retailers



Key Trends in Pre-employment Screening and Testing
Social Media in the Workplace: Risks and Opportunities for HR Professionals
Termination: Fire Employees Without Getting Burned


Contributor Spotlight

Joel Fremstad, founder of Fremstad Law , was general counsel and vice president of HR for a privately held real estate and venture capital business with extensive real estate and other small business holdings and partner at one of North Dakota's largest law firms. Read more...
Joel Fremstad, Fremstad Law

From Our Blog

US Supreme Court Term Features Key Cases for HR Pros
Firing of USC Football Coach Not a Model for Employer Handbook
OSHA's HazCom Standard Has December 1 Deadline Looming for US Employers


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Should employers implement a safe driving policy for employees who drive for work?

Yes. OSHA is stepping up its enforcement related to workplace driving, including distracted driving policies. While not a regulation, OSHA has issued a white paper advising employers to implement programs that keep its drivers and anyone else on the road with those drivers safe. Read more...
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A new How To about determining full-time employee status using the look-back measurement method, and more...

Did you know you can find all municipal employment law content by using our search bars?

Municipal content, located within the Employment Law Manual's State Requirements section, can be accessed in two ways. To locate municipal content through the main search bar, enter the municipality as the query and filter the subsequent results by state or tool type to narrow down your results. Or, to locate your municipality from directly within the Employment Law Manual, type the municipality's name in the second, tool-specific search bar, highlighted in pink.

Editor's Message
I highly recommend our latest report: Top 10 LGBT-
Employment Friendly States
. Major media outlets have been abuzz about the findings in the report, the likes of which I've rarely seen! Just a few of the outlets that found our exclusive report noteworthy include The Huffington Post, AOL Jobs, boston.com, South Florida Gay News, and CBS News. Over 300 news and business publishers saw fit to share our findings. Clearly issues such as LGBT rights and protections affect workplaces across the country. But they aren't just about work, they are about people. As such, they are of widespread public interest. I can't wait for our next report!

Peggy Carter-Ward
Head of Content

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