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Philip Miles
Fired for WHAT!? - The Olympics Edition!

OK, these aren't so much "employees" who were "fired" as they are athletes who were not allowed to compete at the Olympics: 4th Place is Not Top 24 - Poor Jordyn Wieber. If you click that link you will see the results of...

Lisa Stam
The Canadian Civic (Optional) Holiday

Many Ontario employees will be surprised to learn that the Civic Holiday on the first Monday of August is not a statutory holiday in Ontario. If your private sector workplace offers the day off, it is a perk, not a requirement. The Ontario Employment...

Jon Hyman
Does your social media policy educate about being “profersonal?”

Jason Seiden , the co-founder and CEO of Ajax Social Media , calls it profersonal : the inherent intertwining of our personal and professional personas online. Last week, Greek Olympian Voula Papachristou got a quick and dirty lesson on being profersonal...

Edwin Hopson
NLRB Finds Requesting an Employee Not to Talk to Other Employees During an Investigation to be a Violation

In Banner Health System d/b/a Banner Estrella Medical Center , 358 NLRB No. 93 (2012), decided July 30, 2012, the NLRB in a 2-1 decision (Members Griffin and Block in the majority, and Member Hayes dissenting), held that an employer representative who...

Eric Meyer
Egyptian-born FBI agent + post-9/11 transfer = discrimination claim

I am an F....B.....I.... Agent! And if anyone wants to get me this iPad case for Christmas... Wait, what was I supposed to be writing about? Oh yeah, national-origin discrimination. Bassem Youssef, an Egyptian-born American citizen, claimed that...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
When the EEOC Goes Too Far

What is an employer to do when an EEOC investigation goes beyond the bounds of reasonableness? Or when the EEOC's "conciliation" efforts seem more like a joke that a good-faith effort to resolve the claims. There have been a smattering of...