Do not make the mistake of including in your agreement a covenant forbidding the employee from filing a discrimination charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or other agency. The EEOC will view such a provision as retaliatory under Title VII.Read More
We are in the process of rewriting job descriptions. What are some effective ways to do this without causing undue alarm? Are there a specific set of steps that companies should follow when tackling this project? And are there any good evaluation tools to assess how effective/complete our descriptions are?
—New Definitions, OD administrator, health care, Scottsdale, Arizona
I have been asked to assess the impact of new training, including learning content, rating instructors and evaluating program participants. How soon should I expect seeing results before I start my analysis?
—Hurry Up and Wait, training evaluation specialist, nonprofit, Gaithersburg, Maryland
There might be some science behind how employers are using social media posts to screen applicants and hire employees.Read More
In her race discrimination lawsuit, Deen cites 'Hollingsworth v. Perry,' the recent U.S. Supreme Court case that dismissed, on the basis of a lack of standing, the challenge to the illegality of California's gay marriage ban.Read More
Tomorrow's July 4th holiday is a paid day off for many American workers. Last year, I wrote a post titled, '8 Things You Need to Know About Holiday Pay.' In light of tomorrow's holiday, I thought it was a good idea to revisit that list.Read More
Employers have a lot to gain from no-fault attendance policies. In deciding whether to adopt or continue a no-fault attendance policy, however, employers must carefully balance those benefits against the risk of FMLA or ADA violations.Read More
If you are near or above the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act's 100-employee threshold, and you are considering closing a plant or laying off a large number of employees, check with employment counsel to determine whether the WARN Act will be triggered, and, if so, what specific notices you must provide and to whom.Read More
Make no mistake, this ruling is a huge victory for employers. This case limits vicarious liability only to those who are in an actual position to affect the plaintiff's terms and conditions of employment.Read More
Social media is informal and instantaneous. Employees often post before they think about the implications of what they are posting. A policy statement on this issue could save you a headache in a disability discrimination lawsuit down the road.Read More