Helping employers navigate the complicated and ever-changing world of employment and labor laws, rules, and regulations, rationally and pragmatically.
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
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
If you use the services of interns, pay them. Otherwise, you are taking a huge gamble that is difficult to win.Read More
No matter the situation, thorough investigations and maintaining a consistent story will save your bacon in many workplace lawsuits.Read More
Prejudice is human nature; it’s not bigotry or racism, both of which imply intentional hatred.Read More
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