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Philip Miles
Is Your Job Too Hard? File a Lawsuit! - COTW #100

Cue the confetti - we have hit Lawffice Space employment law Case of the Week #100! And, it's a great case of the week. It might be one of the most ridiculous employment law cases ever . . . but maybe we shouldn't jump to conclusions . The case...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
Access to a Party’s Facebook Account During Discovery

As tempting as it may be to believe, judges don't always get it right. Every lawyer has seen an opinion that misapplies the law or applies the wrong law altogether. And maybe that's why we get so giddy when a court really nails it, particularly...

Eric Meyer
HR 101: Don't suggest "No More Hysterectomies" to a woman on FMLA

In my years of practicing employment law, I've drafted several employee handbooks and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) policies for employers. The policies I draft are thorough. But just the other week, it occurred to me that I should probably...

Jon Hyman
The EEOC and racial harassment: calling a spade a s---e

The EEOC has published a website detailing 42 racial harassment cases it has litigated over the past three years. The purpose of the website, I think, is to bring awareness to the agency's efforts to combat this insidious form of discrimination. Sexual...

Eric Meyer
U.S. Department of Labor has a new FMLA guide and webinar

Late last year, the US Department of Labor issued this fact sheet , which provides general information concerning the Family and Medical Leave Act's (FMLA) prohibition of retaliating against an individual for exercising his or her rights or participating...

Jon Hyman
Of new dogs and new employees: communicating value is key

Last Thursday, my family and I drove to Battle Creek, Michigan, to pick up our new puppy. I cannot give the breeder ( Jon Peck, Midnight Run Vizslas ) higher marks. He spent two hours with us explaining the ins and outs of what we could expect with our...