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Abbey Spanier
Paying Tribute to the American Worker

For many, Labor Day represents the beginning of football season or the last long weekend of the summer. However, there's more to Labor Day. It's a celebration of American workers and their contribution to our success as a nation. The first...

Jon Hyman
Are you allowed to use social media at work?

Lifehacker has been running a poll asking this question - are you allowed to use social networks at work? The results so far (from nearly 3,100 votes): 58.63% = Yes 25.8% = No 5.89% = Only at specific times 9.68% = Only on personal devices...

Robin Shea
An employer's nightmare: the anonymous harasser

What should an employer do about "anonymous harassment"? Last Friday, I said I'd devote an entire post to a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit* that didn't take too kindly to Chrysler Corporation's...

Jon Hyman
Accommodating religions starts at home (a love story)

Nine years ago today I got married. Our wedding was not what you'd call traditional. I'm Jewish and my wife is Catholic, and we wanted our ceremony to blend the best of both traditions. While my wife's dream wedding included her dad walking...

Eric Meyer
PA: Forced reinstatement of a sexual harasser violates public policy

Courts analyzing anti-discrimination statutes such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act mandate that employers educate employees about discrimination in the workplace and provide a way for them to complain...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
Is the NLRB In Need of a Dictionary?

A recent decision by the NLRB has many employers (and their lawyers) up in arms. It has left me wondering whether maybe the Board needs a dictionary. In Banner Health Systems , 358 NLRB 93 (2012), the Board held that an employer's instruction to...