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Posted on August 16, 2017

Toyota to showcase autonomous mettle at 2020 Games

ABASHIRI, Japan — Eager to dispel any notion that it's behind in the race to self-driving cars, Toyota Motor Corp. intends to dazzle viewers of the 2020 Summer Olympics in......

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Posted on August 16, 2017

Six Crenshaw, Ware & Martin PLC Attorneys Named to 2018 Best Lawyers® in America

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin PLC is pleased to announce that six of its lawyers have been named to the 24th Edition of Best Lawyers in America. Delphine G. Carnes - Project......

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Posted on August 9, 2017

Does Time on Mobile Device Support a Claim for Unpaid Overtime?

The Situation: You have employees who are doing work after hours on their mobile devices. Although you have a procedure for submission of any overtime worked, these employees do not report......

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Posted on August 8, 2017

New policy: Military bases can shoot down trespassing drones

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has signed off on a new policy that will allow military bases to shoot down private or commercial drones that are deemed a threat, Pentagon spokesman Navy......

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Posted on August 2, 2017

“Caring Supervisor” or Sexual Harassment?

The Situation: A supervisor has a history of making some inappropriate statements to a female employee under his direction, including commenting on her physical appearance.  When the female employee ends up......

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Posted on July 19, 2017

Is a Claim that an Applicant is Overqualified a Defense to an ADEA Claim?

The Situation: You are trying to fill an unskilled laborer position. One applicant for the position is a former employee with decades of experience in a position that involves more skill......

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Posted on July 12, 2017

Applying the Administrative Exemption under the FLSA

The Situation: One of the requirements of the administrative exemption of the FLSA is that an employee must have as his or her primary duty “office or non-manual work related to......

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Posted on July 5, 2017

What if You Don’t Agree with a Religious Objection?

The Situation: You decide to implement a new time tracking system which involves the use of biometric hand scanners by employees to scan their right hands to clock in or out......

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Posted on June 28, 2017

Is it Retaliation to Fire A Supervisor For a Fabricated Sexual Harassment Report?

The Situation: One of your supervisors reports that another employee has been sexually harassing several women working under him. Your HR director interviews each of these women and none back up......

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Posted on June 21, 2017

My Employee Badmouthed me on Glassdoor—Can I Fire Him?

The Situation: One of your employees says some negative things about your company on Glassdoor.com. You end up firing him shortly after his bad comments.  Does this give him a basis......

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Posted on June 14, 2017

What Can you Ask about an Employee’s Medications?

The Situation: One of your supervisors finds out that an employee is under psychiatric care and asks him about the medication that he takes for his condition. The supervisor then tells......

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Posted on June 8, 2017

Target Settles 2013 Hacked Customer Data Breach For $18.5 Million

NBC News | BUSINESS MAY 24 2017, 10:49 AM ET Target agreed to pay $18.5 million to settle claims by 47 states and resolve a multi-state investigation into a massive data breach in late 2013. Target places the total cost of the data breach at $202 million. > Click to read article  

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