Don’t Tread on Me Flag Considered Racist?
Posted on August 24, 2016READ MORE
Half a Million Dollars for Pregnancy Discrimination Claim Against Chipotle
Posted on August 10, 2016
Posted in Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)the situation One of your employees announces she is pregnant. Not long after, she complains that ever since she announced her pregnancy, her manager has been treating her differently, including not allowing her to take bathroom breaks. What sort of exposure do you have? READ MORE
I Found My Employee’s Resignation Notice on Her Desk—Is This Considered Notice?
Posted on August 3, 2016
Posted in Otherthe situation You have an employee who has been acting somewhat disgruntled. One night, after hours, you come across an envelope on her desk with your name on it that contains a letter saying that she is resigning and her last day will be in two weeks. She shows up in the morning and you […] READ MORE
Use of Staffing Companies and Joint Employer Status
Posted on July 27, 2016READ MORE
Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars and Agreement to Provide Future Training To Settle One of EEOC’s First Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawsuits
Posted on July 20, 2016READ MORE
Jezebel Comment Leads to Hostile Work Environment Claim
Posted on July 13, 2016READ MORE
Watch Out-Steeper Civil Penalties Up Ahead
Posted on July 6, 2016
Posted in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)the situation You can face civil penalties if the DOL determines that you have violated any of the laws that its departments help to enforce—including, for example, OSHA and the FLSA. Some of these penalties have stayed at the same amount for the last twenty years (or even longer). But recently, as a result of […] READ MORE
You Fired Me Because I’m an Alcoholic—Is that Discrimination?
Posted on June 29, 2016READ MORE
Employee Wellness Programs—New EEOC Input
Posted on June 22, 2016
Posted in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)the situation Because you want to encourage your workforce to be healthy, you decide to implement an employee wellness program. What are some of the steps should you take to make sure your wellness program does not violate the ADA? READ MORE
Is Advance Notice of Termination Required?
Posted on June 15, 2016
Posted in Otherthe situation Based on your current business needs, you decide to terminate a long-standing employee. You make the termination effective immediately. Does the employee have a right to claim that she should have been given advance notice of her termination? READ MORE