According to Bloomberg Businessweek , 2010 was a banner year
for workplace discrimination claims. Nationwide, there was a record 99,922
charges of discrimination filed. How does your state rank? Businessweek figured that out too . For example, my state...
When does a union protest turn from
lawful, protected conduct to unlawful harassment? A case decided yesterday by
the 6th Circuit provides some guidance.
Homes, Inc. v. Laborers' International Union of N. Am. (6th Cir. 8/2/11)
One issue that often arises with employees is whether
they should be paid out unused vacation pay at the end of employment. Because
Ohio law considers vacation pay a deferred payment of an earned benefit, an
employer generally cannot withhold accrued...
Michael Costantino was born without a left hand. Should
the Transportation Security Administration have hired him as an airport
screener? Or, has it violated the ADA by refusing to hire him because of his
missing hand? Eva Tahmincioglu reports the...
Yesterday, the EEOC continued its series of public
meetings examining hiring practices as alleged employment barriers, covering employers'
use of arrest and conviction records . According to the EEOC's
press release , it is trying to strike...
More employers are turning to social media sites to vet
potential employees. There is no doubt that sites like Facebook and Twitter
offer a wealth of information about potential hires. Using these sites to vet
job candidates offers a great opportunity...
A lot has be written over the past couple of years
predicting how the 2009 amendments to the ADA have eviscerated the definition
of disability. Here's what I wrote a couple of months ago , after reviewing
the EEOC's then-new regulations: