Helping employers navigate the complicated and ever-changing world of employment and labor laws, rules, and regulations, rationally and pragmatically.
As these cases illustrate, when an employee acts egregiously courts are willing to overlook things like as whether a non-compete was conventionally, or even actually, signed.Read More
After HR advised ex-casino worker Stan Stine that it’s policy is one cup per new hire, he took matters into his own hands.Read More
When you are conducting investigations in your workplace, let common sense be your guide. If it looks like a bigoted stereotype, it is.
Employers must be vigilant in rooting out, and stopping, racist speech in the workplace, or face the consequences of potentially damaging, and expensive, discrimination lawsuits.Read More
Bravo for creativity, but let me suggest a less intrusive, and more conclusive, alternative to the racy pic: a forensic exam of the phone that sent the photo.Read More
Do employers have a right to monitor employees’ social media accounts, or is this an invasion of their personal lives?Read More
Do you have a case for discrimination and harassment if you’re an African-American whose boss calls you a 'n***er,' and intimidates you with a handgun during meetings? You bet you do.Read More
If you're caught sunbathing nude, on the roof of your elementary school-employer, don't sue for retaliation.Read More
Employers should take a wait-and-see approach on this issue. It's is too important for employers to knee-jerk pull these key clauses from their agreements.Read More
Women enjoy the legal right to reasonable breaks for lactation in the workplace. Two different laws grant this right: the Affordable Care Act and Title VII’s sex-discrimination protections.Read More