According to the EEOC, one company required its employees to participate in a 'belief system' that the defendants’ family member created, called “Onionhead.”Read More
Telecommuting raises enough unique issues under the ADA and the FLSA that inattentive employers that ignore these issues risk getting burned.Read More
According to the Chamber, its analysis of the EEOC’s enforcement and litigation strategies “reveals an agency which often advances questionable enforcement tactics and legal theories.”Read More
If you intend to enforce an English-only rule, make sure you can justify the nexus between English fluency and job performance.Read More
It doesn't look good if only 0.5 percent of your managers are African American when you're defending a race-discrimination case.Read More
Employers may not generally discipline an employee union delegate for advising an employee during an investigative interview.Read More
Ten of the 22 lawsuits filed or settlements reached by the EEOC in May included allegations of disability discrimination. That’s a .455 batting average, which is none too shabby in anyone’s book.Read More
No matter the situation, thorough investigations and maintaining a consistent story will save your bacon in many workplace lawsuits.Read More
The subtle way intent is communicated through behaviors like tone of voice, eye contact, facial expressions and body language, can diminish the productivity of others.
What are common practices that employers follow when a current employee turns up with a failed background check? What are some instances that would or should result in termination and what are some violations that could be deemed acceptable?
— Background Noise, HR associate, software/systems, New York