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OFCCP has sent out 1,000 advance audit notices to federal contractors

On February 1, 2018, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) sent out 1,000 corporate scheduling announcement letters (CSALs).

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Drug testing and the ADA

Drug testing is a tool commonly used by employers to ensure employees are not illegally using controlled substances at the workplace. But that tool does not come without legal risk. A recent decision by the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals brings to light an interesting intersection between drug testing and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The case—and its implications—are discussed in detail below.

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HR mistakes just got more expensive

As anyone involved in litigation will tell you, violations of labor laws have never been cheap. But they are now more expensive than ever. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently increased penalties for a variety of violations, which became effective on January 2, 2018.

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Failure to train managers about the FMLA can lead to hefty verdicts against employers

It’s no secret that training managers about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can appear to be expensive for employers. But what happens when managers haven’t received enough training on the FMLA?

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Sexual harassment litigation is expensive

As the latest news cycle reminds us, sexual harassment continues to plague American workplaces. In addition to affecting leadership confidence, employee morale, and public opinion, claims of sexual harassment carry with them another negative: Litigating sexual harassment claims is expensive.

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