David Yamada is a law professor and the director of the New
Workplace Institute at Boston's Suffolk University Law School. He is also the
author of the Healthy Workplace Bill , draft model legislation that, if
ever passed, would impose liability...
Yesterday, the Supreme Court unanimously reversed the
certification of the class action in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes ( discussed here ) . Recall that Dukes
sought the certification of a nationwide class of 1.5 million female Wal-Mart
Today, my daughter started kindergarten. To commemorate
this milestone, this month's Employment Law Blog Carnival celebrates the
synergy between the simple lessons we learn early in life and the places we
work later in life (with apologies to Robert...
I've written before about the high risks companies face
from wage and hour class/collective lawsuits ( here's one example ). Here's another factor to consider: the
exorbitant costs imposed by e-discovery and employers' obligations to...
Do you employ outside salespeople (pharmaceutical reps,
for instance)? If so, then you are going to want to pay attention to what will
transpire at the U.S. Supreme Court next year.
Yesterday, the Court agreed to hear Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham...
On Donna Ballman's blog, Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home , she
argues for a radical change to at-will employment. She believes that
unemployment hearing officers should have the power to reinstate, with back
pay, anyone fired without just cause...
Yesterday afternoon, the EEOC announced its long awaited,
and, by employers, long dreaded, Enforcement
Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment
Decisions under Title VII (along with a short and sweet Q&A ). ...