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Eric Meyer
What Are the Consequences of Ignoring a Written Handbook Policy?

What's the point of having a written handbook policy if you aren't going to follow it? Better yet, what are the consequences of not following that handbook policy? (Hint: they're bad). This recent federal-court age-discrimination decision...

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New NLRB General Counsel's Position Can Alter Location of Striking Workers in Favor of Labor Unions

by J. Michael McGuire and Bryan O'Keefe Excerpt: In a labor union strike, the physical location of strikers in relationship to the employer's facility can impact the level of disruption to the employer's business and therefore the...

John Holmquist
Note to Employers: Avoid the Aggie Way

The end of the college football season frequently brings the terminations of coaches as schools review the season and their programs. Such is the case for Texas A&M. The university fired Mike Sherman as the head football coach on Thursday. The...

Eric Meyer
Will Ya Just Retire Already? No, but I'll Sue For Age Discrimination

Back in August, I blogged about a case where a federal court held that an employer inquiring about an employee's retirement plans, alone, does not discriminate on the basis of age. But what about relentlessly browbeating a plaintiff into retiring...

Jon Hyman
New Rules for Removing Cases to Federal Court Will Impact Employers

If you are an employer, or an attorney representing employers (and if you're reading this blog I'd bet dollars to donuts you fall into one of these categories), the Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011 [pdf] will...

Jon Hyman
Apple’s Social Media Policy: A Lot To Like … and One Huge Thing to Hate

How does a hip, cutting-edge company like Apple handle its employees' use of social media? Apparently, pretty well. 9 to 5 Mac got its hands on the Apple Retail Blogging and Online Social Media Guidelines , and published the details. There's...