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Sixth Circuit decision bucks trend on same‑sex marriage

The last several weeks and months have seen an unmistakable trend in federal court decisions paving the way for same-sex marriage in a majority of states. But just when it appeared that same-sex marriage might have gained unstoppable momentum, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals made its long-awaited decision regarding same-sex marriage bans in Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee.

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Ebola answers for employers

It comes as no surprise that employers increasingly find themselves dealing with workplace challenges relating to Ebola. The issues tend to arise in two contexts: How should employers respond to employee concerns, and what steps should employers take to protect their workforce from the Ebola virus?

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LABOR RELATIONS » Unions in college football?

For some time, the NCAA, academic institutions and students have been debating how college athletes should be treated in terms of compensation, benefits and having a voice in college athletic decisions. Leave it to Northwestern University brainiacs to take the issue head-on and in an imaginative fashion.

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AGENCY INACTION » Federal government shutdown extends to EEOC, DOL

Faced with a lack of appropriations due to a congressional impasse on budget talks, both the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor have announced agency shutdowns. The EEOC’s shutdown plan reduces the agency’s staff from 2,164 employees to 107 on-call employees, while the DOL’s contingency plan calls for their workforce to…

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EMPLOYER RESOURCES » McAfee & Taft publishes video series from EmployerLINC2013 seminar

McAfee & Taft has made available, at no cost, videos of the presentations from its recent labor, employment and employee benefits seminar, EmployerLINC2013: Government Gone Wild. The seminar was held at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City on April 23 and at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center in Tulsa on…

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