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The "Separability Doctrine:" The Continuing Impact of Prima Paint in Georgia, Alabama, and the Eleventh Circuit
The "separability doctrine" was first articulated by the United States Supreme Court in Prima Paint Corporation v. Flood & Conklin Manufacturing Co., 388 U.S. 395 (1967), wherein the Court ruled that arbitration clauses can be "separable." Learn more about the continuing impact of Prima Paint in Georgia, Alabama, and the Eleventh Circuit.
There is no doubt that the September 11th tragedy has had profound effects on our every day life. Added security measures have become commonplace. Learn more about how an expungement can be the answer to an employment background check in this era of heightened security.
With the economy booming and unemployment low during the last few years, many companies have struggled to keep and attract employees. With the recent trend of companies are striving to cut costs and reduce workforce, it is good to have an employer layoff checklist.
The "American" workplace is changing. There are more women, minorities, immigrants, non-immigrant contract workers, non-English or limited-English speaking workers, and older workers in the U.S. workforce today. These employees have different needs. Here are some suggestions for minimizing workplace diversity conflicts.
The U.S. Supreme Court has adopted the "payroll" method of counting employees to determine whether an employer satisfies Title VIIs jurisdictional limit of 15 employees, rejecting a narrower method favored by employers. Read more about the decision and how the court clarifies the method for counting employees under Title VII.