EEOC v. Management Hospitality of Racine, Inc. (7th Cir.
1/9/12) [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ]
concerns some of the worst allegations of sexual harassment you will encounter,
especially when you consider that the complaining employees were both teenagers...
Reporters call me all the time. It's a wonder that I can
get any work done.
Why, just last week, I was speaking to a reporter about an action recently initiated by current and former employees of
the FDA, alleging that the agency unlawfully monitored their private emails...
In a decision that could render illegal several common
personnel policies, the National Labor Relations Board has held that an
employer violated federal law by enacting rules requiring employees to perform
only work during working hours, maintain the confidentiality of personnel
files, and voice...
The NLRB continues its assault on garden-variety employment policies, issuing three decisions over the last 10 days, each of which concluded that facially neutral employment policies violated employees' rights to engage in protected concerted activity. The cases are Flex Frac Logistics, LLC [pdf...
This story is sweeping through the mainstream media - a
nurse at a California senior living facility called 911 when a
resident was having trouble breathing. Per the 911 call ( LA Times coverage here ):
A fire dispatcher unsuccessfully pleaded with a nurse to
start CPR on an elderly woman who was...
I'm constantly surprised by the number of employees who
come to me after having signed things their employer shoved in front of them,
released claims, accepted transfers or demotions, or even admitted to stealing
when they didn't. I ask them, "Why didn't you say no?" They look...
In my last post, in response to the bombings at the
Boston Marathon, I
talked about some ways that employers can prevent violence in the workplace
and even avoid hiring the type of employee who might become violent. (Realizing,
of course, that there are no guarantees and many laws limit what an...
E-mail can be powerful evidence in a dispute, and whether
employers and criminal investigators may use employee e-mail in litigation
proceedings is a hot topic. A recent New York federal court decision outlined
the current law in this area.
In United States v. Finazzo , 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22479...
Among the labor law trends that Barran has chronicled in
its Electronic Alerts is the National Labor Relations Board's
("NLRB") expansive interpretation of what constitutes an unlawful
restraint on an employee's exercise of his or her rights under the National