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BLR Videos Explain Supreme Court Rulings for HR Professionals

June 28, 2013 (Brentwood, TN) – The U.S. Supreme Court issued several rulings that will affect HR professionals. These include the Court’s long-awaited same-sex marriage rulings, as well as rulings regarding the standard of proof for employee retaliation and the definition of 'supervisor' for the purposes of harassment liability. BLR’s legal editors have responded to these rulings with a series of videos in which they summarize the court's ruling, provide analysis and explain implications for employers.

The videos are available via the links below:

The Same-sex Marriage/DOMA ruling video features BLR Senior Managing Editor Patricia Trainor, JD.

The Retaliation ruling video features Legal Editor Joan Farrell, JD.

The Who is a Supervisor? ruling video features Legal Editor Joan Farrell, JD.

For more coverage of the Supreme Court decisions and information to help HR professionals and employers comply with these new rulings, continue to check

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