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There is perhaps no issue more important to the topic of
hiring in the 21st century than social media. Yet, yesterday the EEOC held a
public meeting entitled, " Disparate
Treatment in 21st Century Hiring Decisions ," and completely ignored...
You’re an employer who tries to do the right thing. But what hidden traps are out there, waiting to grab your ankle and yank you into a lawsuit? Here are a few that cause trouble for even the best employers:
Trap No. 5: Capturing all time worked...
A. Martin and Krista N.
You may recall that last November we told you about the
Connecticut employer who faced NLRB charges for firing an employee who posted
derogatory comments about the company on Facebook ( http://www.bullivant...
Finally - A Little Good News From the Supreme
Court for Employers
Daniel A. Kaplan
The decisions from the United States Supreme Court have
been less than friendly to employers during the past several years. The
expansion of retaliation claims...
A company in New York State makes a verbal offer of
employment to an individual. Before the individual begins work, the
company's profits plummet or its budget is slashed.
If the company withdraws the oral offer of
employment, does the individual...
Editor: Heath H. Galloway
Facebook is everywhere, and its implications for
employers can be maddening. It is one thing to prevent your employees from
using Facebook while they are at work, but what control do you have over what
your employees say...
Any decision issued by the Supreme Court in an employment case is newsworthy. Thus, even though Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church & School v. EEOC [pdf] concerns the viability and applicability of the narrow ministerial exception under Title...
By: Heather Kofron
In a matter of first impression, the Fourth Circuit
recently found in EEOC v. Cromer Food Services, Inc., that the employer had
actual or constructive knowledge of harassment of its employee by one of its
biggest clients and...
by Allison B. Williams
If you are like me, the changing of the calendar year is often a time to reflect on the past year and to set resolutions for the coming one. Not only is this a perfect opportunity to work on personal growth, but also to work...
Employers, if you’re getting advice like this from your employment lawyer, do you know what time it is? Time to get a new employment lawyer.
“Never give in on unemployment.”
This is terrible advice on so many levels. First, an...
On March 29, 2011, the Sixth Circuit decided Hoffman
v. Solis , Case No. 08-4128, a retaliation case brought after a pilot was
allegedly denied a promotion in response to his safety complaints. Mark Hoffman
claimed NetJets Aviation, Inc. violated the...
In this Emerging Issues Commentary, Arthur Silbergeld and Jessica Boar discuss the recent Class Action Based on Decentralized Decision-Making: Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes Excerpt:
On December 6, 2010, the Supreme Court granted Wal-Mart's petition...
Effective December 13, 2010, an unprecedented joint "Bridge to Justice" initiative between the U.S. Department of Labor and the American Bar Association will assist plaintiffs in obtaining legal counsel for claims under the Fair Labor Standards...
On May 6, 2011, after an eight-day hearing, an
arbitration panel of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.
("FINRA"), sitting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, held that a discharged broker
of Bank of America Corp. ("BAC"...