Labor and Employment Law

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I (Usually) Hate Unemployment Challenges
Posted on 27 Mar 2012 by Jon Hyman

As an advocate for businesses, you might assume that I stand behind an employer's decision to challenge an ex-employee's claim for unemployment compensation. You'd be wrong. In fact, I believe that employers are better served not challenging... Read More

Employee's Twitter hatin' costs him unemployment benefits
Posted on 26 Oct 2012 by Eric Meyer

An employee getting fired for caustic social-media posts is so 2011 . Having an application for unemployment-compensation benefits denied because of Twitter stupidity -- that's the new black. Stephen Burns was fired from his job after his employer... Read More

Can Employers Discriminate Against You Because You're Unemployed? Absolutely
Posted on 24 Oct 2012 by Donna Ballman

There's been lots of fuss about a recent article in AOL Jobs, Employer Explains Why He Won't Hire the Unemployed . Outrageous, people cry. That can't be legal! Yet discrimination against the unemployed is indeed legal. Many companies consider... Read More

Fact or Fiction: Opposing an employee's u/c request may be Title VII retaliation
Posted on 26 Oct 2012 by Eric Meyer

That's right folks. It's time for another edition of "Fact or Fiction" a/k/a "Quick Answers to Quick Questions" a/k/a QATQQ f/k/a "I don't feel like writing a long blog post." Under Title VII of the Civil Rights... Read More