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Should You Look Outside Your Organization to Investigate a Sexual Harassment Complaint?

December 22, 2017

A recent article in The New York Times questioned the propriety and effectiveness of a sexual harassment investigation conducted by a company’s Human Resources Department.

OSHA Provides Update on Electronic Recordkeeping

May 22, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) just announced that it is not accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness logs at this time. 

Will South Carolina Ban the Box?

March 06, 2017

In prior posts, we have noted that HR professionals should acknowledge the tension between making hiring decisions based on an applicant’s criminal history and avoiding Title VII liability, if refusing to hire certain individuals based on these prohibitions results in disparate treatment of or disparate impact on protected classes of individuals under Title VII (e.g., race, national origin, gender).

Health Information Privacy: Are Your Employees Putting You at Risk?

August 25, 2016

On August 4, 2016, the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“OCR”) announced that it had reached the largest monetary settlement to date from a single entity for breaches of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”). 

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