Helping employers navigate the complicated and ever-changing world of employment and labor laws, rules, and regulations, rationally and pragmatically.
Until the courts sort these issues out, prudent employers should tread carefully and consult with their employment counsel before disciplining or firing any employees who are using legally prescribed marijuana away from work.Read More
A Title VII amendment is needed to make it absolutely clear that sexual-orientation discrimination is not only abhorrent, but is also illegal.Read More
What does one make of a recent lawsuit filed by the EEOC against CVS, claiming that a severance agreement it provided to three employees unlawfully restricted their rights?Read More
It’s okay to 'gossip' in the workplace, as long it’s not 'negative,' said the NLRB.Read More
The quickest way to ensure that generalized workplace bullying becomes illegal is for employers to continue to ignore it.
If scholarship athletes are employees, then they are likely owed minimum wage and overtime. This case has huge implications beyond collective bargaining.Read More
Harassment is harassment, whether its a male-on-female, or female-on-male. As long as the harassment is 'because of sex,' it’s illegal.Read More
Nothing good comes from putting statements like 'too bad he’s male' in emails, or text messages, or voice mails, or any other form of communication.Read More
The Americans with Disabilities Act protects HIV as a disability.Read More
Understanding that union avoidance starts as soon as a job candidate walks in your door to apply for a job is the first step in honing the right strategy that will keep your company union free.Read More