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Fox Searchlight Case Confirms That Unpaid Interns Are a Dying Breed

June 18, 2013
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I think it's fair to say that the sun in quickly setting on the use of unpaid internships in corporate America.
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Controlling the Discrimination Case

June 5, 2013
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How a court frames who is, and who is not, “similarly situated” can be dispositive of the issue of discrimination. For this reason, it is wise to examine any potential similarly situated employees for similar or dissimilar treatment under like circumstances before taking action against a protected employee.
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Email Surveillance as Evidence of Retaliation

May 22, 2013
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If you are going to enforce a policy or exercise some employer right (like surveillance of corporate email or computer systems), do it consistently, not selectively and only after an employee complains about discrimination. Otherwise, you could change a legal and reasonable act into evidence of unlawful retaliation.
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Fired for Suing an Ex-Employer? Court Rejects Public Policy Claim

May 20, 2013
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Employers should treat all employees complaining about anything in the workplace as ticking time bombs, as if their complaints are protected by some law or another. If a court later rejects a public policy claim, all the better.
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Fight or Flight? When an Employee Sues You, Should You Litigate or Settle?

March 7, 2013
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The reality is that there is no easy answer to the question of how your company should respond to a lawsuit by an employee.
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Mercer Launches U.S. Pension Buyout Index

February 27, 2013
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Mercer has launched a U.S. Pension Buyout Index to help employers who are considering shifting retiree benefits responsibilities to premium insurers.
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What Can Go Wrong When Employees Date?

January 31, 2013
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Instead of banning office romances, companies should reinforce appropriate workplace behavior during harassment avoidance and response training.
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Risky Business People: Study Finds 1 in 8 Workers Bring Potential Peril to Their Company

January 16, 2013
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Organizations need to recognize the advantages and disadvantages of behavioral risk of all employees. Doing so allows an organization to manage risk in a constructive way, according to a study published by SHL, an Atlanta-based talent management company.
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To Deal With Superstorm Sandy's Aftermath, SHRM, OSHA Offer Key People Management Strategies

November 1, 2012
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The Society for Human Resource Management and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration offer answers to pay, leave and preparedness questions.
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Managing Reputation Risks Key to Organization's Success: Study

October 4, 2012
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The report, “Reputation Review 2012,” prepared by Oxford Metrica and sponsored by Aon P.L.C., suggests there is an 80 percent chance of a company losing at least 20 percent of its value in any single month over a five-year period due to a reputation crisis.
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