Evidence -- After-Acquired

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    According to a report released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 8 percent — about one in 12 — full-time workers ages 18 to 64 used illegal drugs in the past month. The study, from the 2011 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health, uncovers an important finding for business owners, showing that...

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    There is no federal law that obligates employers to adopt or follow any specific disciplinary process. In the vast majority of states, the default rule is that employment is at will, which means that the employer or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason (or no reason) unless a law or agreement...

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    In a recent case, an applicant sued a company for failing to hire him based on his race. During the course of the litigation, the company discovered that he had been convicted of possessing narcotics with the intent to sell them and was therefore ineligible for the position he sought. Did that later-discovered evidence bar his discrimination...
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    America's economy is rapidly changing from a manufacturing-based economy to a knowledge-based one, a change that's sometimes referred to as the "electronic revolution." One of the key features of the new American workplace is the increasing use of electronic technology, which has led to a number of changes in the law that directly...
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