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Philip Miles
Naked Twister, Orgies, and Facebook - COTW #105

Ah yes: naked twister, orgies, and Facebook . . . just another Case of the Week! In Targonski v. City of Oakridge , the plaintiff brought a number of workplace discrimination claims, including a sexual harassment hostile work environment claim. Her claim...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
FLSA Lessons from Gordon Ramsay

The FLSA's tip-pooling prohibition made news headlines in March when the restaurant group owned by Chef Mario Batali was reported to have settled an FLSA lawsuit for $5.25 million. Apparently, though, the news headlines did not make its way to Vermont...

Robin Shea
Got an appearance code? Make sure you allow exceptions for religion.

Employers, is your appearance code so important that you would pay more than $150,000 to ban a $10 accessory in the workplace? This is the story of the $150,000 lanyard. If you are ignorant like me, you are thinking, "What the heck is a lanyard...

John Holmquist
Helping Employees Become Healthier: Rewards or Penalties and the EEOC

The Detroit Free Press had an article this week concerning employers who offered insurance policies to employees that reward them for healthier living. One employer offered a Blue Cross plan with no deductibles or co-pays for employees who participate...

David S. Rich
Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives Are Not Eligible For Overtime Pay, Holds U.S. Supreme Court

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. §§ 201-219 (the "FLSA"), and its implementing regulations, 29 C.F.R. §§ 510 et seq. , mandate that most employees in the U.S. be paid overtime compensation at 1½ times...

Jon Hyman
The Language of the Modern Workplace

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary just released its list of new words for 2012 . Three caught my eye. According to the publisher , Merriam-Webster adopts new words based on usage: To decide which words to include in the...