Monthly Archives: April 2014

New Regulations for Religious Discrimination

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

The United States was founded on the premise that all people should have the freedom to practice their chosen religion. Unfortunately, there are many people who still discriminate against others because of their beliefs and behaviors. How is this manifested in the workplace? According to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, “In… Read More »

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The Healthy Workplace Bill Update and Workplace Bullying

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

The Healthy Workplace Bill was originally written in 2001 by Suffolk University professor David Yamada.  While it has been introduced to Congress in 26 states, it has yet to pass in a single one. Currently 15 states–Florida, Tennessee, Illinois, Wisconsin and others–have 21 active bills. What is the Healthy Workplace Bill? According to the… Read More »

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Not Sure If Your Arbitration Agreement With Your Employer Applies to Your Disputes Against Your Employer? 11th Circuit Says Likely So.

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

In the case ofMartinez v. Carnival Corp., decided by the 11th Circuit on Feb. 24, 2014, the Court found that when language of an employment agreement requiring arbitration is vague – a finding that the parties contemplated arbitration is not error. The 11thCircuit recognized a federal policy favoring arbitration of labor disputes to require Carnival… Read More »

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