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Night Club Overcrowding Penalty Cut from $100K to $40K

The owner of an overcrowded night club was fined the maximum $100,000 for a first Safety Codes Act violation. The owner claimed the penalty was too harsh and the court agre


Dismissing Firefighter’s Sex Harassment Complaint Is Procedurally Unfair

A volunteer firefighter claimed that the Human Rights Commission dismissed her sex harassment complaint without doing a fair investigation. The court agreed and ordered the C

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Watch What You Say to Older Workers

Throughout North America, employers have become increasingly intolerant toward sexual, religious, cultural, gender or racial discrimination toward workers. Now there is a

X-Ray Machine Radiation Fears Don’t Justify Work Refusal

Airport security agents began a work refusal citing exposure to radiation emitted by a nearby baggage screening device and inadequacy of the lead curtains designed

Ask The Expert: Do You Have to Accommodate Legal Use of Recreational Marijuana?

QUESTION I’m in the process of rewriting my company’s Medical Marijuana and Addictions Accommodations Policy so that it covers marijuana that will become legalized on

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Growled at Anyone Lately?

Like old age, a bad mood can sneak up on a person. Some events, like an unplanned $200 speeding ticket on the way into work, may set the stage for a hissy fit. And anyone is

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