Helping employers navigate the complicated and ever-changing world of employment and labor laws, rules, and regulations, rationally and pragmatically.
It strikes me that likening KKK graffiti and a toy monkey with a noose around its neck as common 'trash talking' is a recipe for a disaster.Read More
Much like fishing, in dealing with marginally performing workers, employers must know when to fish and when to call it a day. And, much like our ship's captain, you usually don't quit at the first sign of failure.Read More
This is not a problem that needs fixing. Companies simply aren't engaging in the type of conduct this bill seeks to legislate.Read More
Traditionally, a negative performance review does not constitute an adverse employment action, unless 'the evaluation has an adverse impact on an employee's wages or salary.' Or does it?
I could comfortably retire if I had a dollar for every time in my career that I have heard, 'But I have a right to free speech; I can say what I want and not get fired.' Read More
I am not suggesting that you surveil every employee who takes leave from your workplace. Without a good faith belief supporting the surveillance, a court could conclude that your actions are unlawful.Read More
If you think you can rely on a legal technicality as a defense against retaliation, think again. The deck is stacked against you.
If you want to be able to argue that your honest belief justifies your decision, you better be able to support your claim. Read More
This case will be fascinating to follow, much more so for the religious implications than for the pregnancy discrimination implications. Read More