Legal

Riffing on the Right Way to do Workforce Reductions

Done poorly, RIFs open employer to widespread claims of discrimination that can prove more difficult to defend than the savings the employer hoped to realize from the layoffs.

Done poorly, RIFs open employer to widespread claims of discrimination that can prove more difficult to defend than the savings the employer hoped to realize from the layoffs.

Legal Briefing: EEOC Challenge to Background-Check Policy Fails

Freeman Inc., which has more than 3,500 full-time and 25,000 part-time workers, conducted pre-employment background checks for job applicants after the candidate was offered a job but before the person started working. Freeman investigated criminal backgrounds and verified Social Security numbers, and for positions that entailed access to credit information, it also performed a credit check. It made case-by-case determinations…

Can George Costanza Sue for Sexual Harassment or Retaliation?

There is nothing wrong with employees dating. Nothing good, however, comes from a boss having relations with a subordinate employee, especially one who is a direct report.

There is nothing wrong with employees dating. Nothing good, however, comes from a boss having relations with a subordinate employee, especially one who is a direct report.

The Case Regarding Unpaid Intern Sexual Harassment

Critics of this decision argue that it leaves interns unprotected from harassment. Yet, there are three reasons why this decision doesn’t have nearly as big an impact as some would like you to believe.

Critics of this decision argue that it leaves interns unprotected from harassment. Yet, there are three reasons why this decision doesn’t have nearly as big an impact as some would like you to believe.

Clothes Encounters of the Supreme Kind

Supreme Court’s latest session to hear key employment law cases, including union activity, the NLRB, statute of limitations on benefits and — dressing at work?

Supreme Court’s latest session to hear key employment law cases, including union activity, the NLRB, statute of limitations on benefits and — dressing at work?

When Coyote Posts Get Ugly

Why social media posts about current and former employees from saloon franchise Coyote Ugly's management opened the door to lawsuits.

Why social media posts about current and former employees from saloon franchise Coyote Ugly’s management opened the door to lawsuits.