Posted on June 21, 2017

My Employee Badmouthed me on Glassdoor—Can I Fire Him?

The Situation: One of your employees says some negative things about your company on You end up firing him shortly after his bad comments.  Does this give him a basis......

Posted on June 14, 2017

What Can you Ask about an Employee’s Medications?

The Situation: One of your supervisors finds out that an employee is under psychiatric care and asks him about the medication that he takes for his condition. The supervisor then tells......

Posted on June 8, 2017

Target Settles 2013 Hacked Customer Data Breach For $18.5 Million

NBC News | BUSINESS MAY 24 2017, 10:49 AM ET Target agreed to pay $18.5 million to settle claims by 47 states and resolve a multi-state investigation into a massive data breach in late 2013. Target places the total cost of the data breach at $202 million. > Click to read article  

Posted on June 8, 2017

Chipotle Says Hackers Hit Most Restaurants in Data Breach

NBC News | BUSINESS MAY 27 2017, 1:29 AM ET Hackers used malware to steal customer payment data from most of Chipotle’s roughly 2,250 restaurants. The company is expected to face substantial fines and liability based on the data breach. > Click to read article

Posted on June 8, 2017

So What Exactly Can You Say About a Terminated Employee?

The Situation: You have an employee who you just do not think is the best person for his position.  After trying to address the deficiencies in his performance, you end......

Posted on May 31, 2017

Is Gender Dysphoria a Disability Under ADA?

The Situation: An employee who has been diagnosed with gender dysphoria requests that she be permitted to use the female bathroom, dress in a female uniform, and wear a nametag with......

Posted on May 24, 2017

Is Telling Someone You Want to Maximize Longevity a Bad Idea?

The Situation: A 60 year old man applies to be a General Manager of a restaurant after spending over twenty years in the restaurant industry, a number of which were served......

Posted on May 23, 2017

How did a trip to Germany create a legacy of giving?

  Shared from Hampton Roads Community Foundation - Professional Advisor Spotlight: Guil Ware > Click here to read full article

Posted on May 18, 2017

Cyber Security and Business Resiliency

The WannaCry Ransomware Attack is the biggest coordinated cyberattack of its kind, impacting countless organizations and infecting hundreds of thousands of computers in more than 100 countries.  Once a computer......

Posted on May 17, 2017

Duane Reade Settles FLSA Collective Action for $13.5 Million—But Can’t Make Plaintiffs’ Counsel Keep Quiet About It?

The Situation: A group of employees brings a FLSA collective action against an employer, claiming they were misclassified as exempt and denied overtime pay over a number of years.  After many......

Posted on May 11, 2017

Can You Tell a Pregnant Applicant That You Really Need Someone Long Term ?

The Situation: A job applicant makes it through several rounds of interviews successfully and receives a job offer. However, before she accepts it, she lets the prospective employer know that she......

Posted on May 3, 2017

FMLA Retaliation Claim Even Where Actual Decisionmaker Didn’t Know About Use of Leave?

The Situation: An employee requests and is approved for FMLA leave based on a mental health condition.  While she is out, she accumulates a backlog of work. According to her supervisor,......

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