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Jon Hyman
Confidential workplace investigations are under attack … by the EEOC?

Earlier this month, I took the NLRB to task for its holding in Banner Estrella Medical Center that an employer's request to employees not to discuss a workplace investigation with their coworkers while the investigation was ongoing violated the employees'...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
3d Cir. Decides Certification Standard for FLSA Class Claims

In an FLSA collective action brought in Delaware, Pennsylvania, or New Jersey (the three states within the 3d Circuit), there is a two-step process for class certification. At the initial stage, called conditional certification, the burden is low. At...

Lisa Stam
Benefits During the Notice Period

Terminating an employee's employment without cause in Canada comes at a price. The various employment acts and codes set out the requirements for termination notice or pay in lieu of notice (and in Ontario and federal workplaces, severance pay in...

Eric Meyer
There are employee perks. And then there are Google-employee perks...

I came across this article from Meghan Casserly on Forbes.com, which discusses the benefits that Google provides its employees and their families. One of my favorite bloggers in the HR/employment-law space, Mark Toth , lives by the mantra that companies...

Philip Miles
Locking Janitors in Wal-Mart - False Imprisonment? - COTW #104

Yesterday, the Third Circuit issued its opinion in Zavala v. Wal Mart Stores, Inc. , and it's the Case of the Week. It's just your standard RICO, false imprisonment, FLSA collective action . . . huh? Yeah, it's complicated. The Court includes...

Donna Ballman
My Employer Says I Have To Resign. What Should I Do?

Suzanne Lucas, the not-at-all-evil Evil HR Lady at CBS Money Watch, wrote an interesting piece about being forced to resign , and I wanted to talk some more about this important issue here. I get this issue all the time. People come to me and say, "I...