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  1. Former Employee Didn’t Show “Substantial Impairment” for Insufficient Sleep Disability, and Her Retaliation Claim was Defeated by the Former Employer’s Legitimate Reason for Termination

    In a recent Fourth Circuit case, the court decided against a former employee because the employer provided a legitimate reason for firing the employee, and the employer’s actions and statements regarding the reasons for firing her remained consistent.

    Victoria Anderson …

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  2. Business Breakups

    The Russian author Leo Tolstoy famously said in his novel Anna Karenina that “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” While Tolstoy was writing about 19th century Russia, this quote is equally prescient…

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  3. A Law Firm’s Role in the New Economic Reality

    The new economic reality that is struggling to emerge from the recent “Great Recession” is forcing industries across the United States to rethink their business models.  This process includes taking a hard look at how they are using outside counsel …

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  4. What Employers Should Know About Criminal Background Checks

    With increasing frequency, employers are using criminal background checks as one tool in screening potential candidates for employment. Employers should understand, however, that the use of such background checks come with some complexity relating to Title VII racial discrimination prohibitions.…

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