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24Sep2015

Some Routine Policies Aren’t So Routine Any More!

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By Linda H. Evans, Senior Associate.   On-the-Job Fighting   Most companies today have policies prohibiting fighting and violence at the workplace. However, a recent Utah Supreme Court ruling may cause employers to double-check those policies. In this case, Wal-Mart employees were fired for wrestling with shoplifters who had weapons. The company claimed the employees
06Apr2015

Problems with Whistleblower Investigations and Confidentiality

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By Linda H. Evans, Senior Associate.   A Houston-based global technology and engineering firm has to pay a $130,000 fine to the SEC for an alleged violation of whistleblower protection rules. The problem stemmed from the restrictive language which was part of the confidentiality agreement that employees were required to sign when reporting potential illegal
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