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Donna Ballman
Top Six Illegal Policies In Your Employee Handbook

Your employee handbook contains lots of policies and procedures you're supposed to read and follow. But many handbooks contain policies the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) considers illegal. NLRB is usually thought of as the agency that regulates...

Jon Hyman
When defending employment cases, chasing attorneys' fees is a snipe hunt

My summer reading list includes Joel Stein's Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity . The book recounts the self-proclaimed effete Stein's journey to become more masculine in the wake of the birth of his son. In one chapter, Stein spends a weekend...

Eric Meyer
Breaking stupid: A hella-dumb Facebook invasion-of-privacy claim

From the state that just loves our sloppy seconds -- out-of-work wide receiver who cries about a fumbling quarterback say, "What. It's unfair. That's my quarterback." -- comes this case about a Facebooking emergency medical technician...

Philip Miles
Scranton, PA Becomes Employment Law Ground Zero

Scranton, PA is perhaps best known as the hometown of the fictional company Dunder Mifflin from The Office . It's actually a real town, and I have found that it has a certain charm. Recently, Scranton has drawn enormous media attention because its...

Eric Meyer
It's tough to prove age bias after getting caught sleeping on the job

I was reading this Third Circuit decision yesterday about an employee who got demoted for sleeping on the job, and all I could think of was Homer Simpson . For not unlike Homer J., a nuclear safety technician, this employee was responsible for monitoring...

Jon Hyman
Despite what some think, employers also do not set out to cheat and steal

Earlier this year, I engaged in a debate with plaintiff's attorney (and author of the excellent employee-side blog, Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home ) Donna Ballman over whether discrimination lawsuits are sins of commission or omission. I argued...