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Donna Ballman
Arizona Employers Want to Ask Employees About Sex Lives, Contraceptives

I sometimes comment that Florida is the center of weirdness in the universe, and that point is hard to refute when we house face-eating zombies and giant anacondas. However, Arizona keeps trying to give us a run for our money on the weirdometer. Arizona...

Jon Hyman
Abandoning job because of harassment does not support retaliation claim, says the 6th Circuit

Last week , I discussed the 6th Circuit's most recent pronouncement on same-sex harassment. I noted that while some would argue the Court's dismissal of the harassment claim is evidence of the need for law against workplace bullying, in reality...

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May My Company In New York Pay Its Employees In Sweat Equity Instead Of Cash?

Many individual owners of closely held businesses want to hire an employee for the business, but lack the cash flow to do so. Periodically, owners of a cash-strapped, closely held business in New York, who want the business to hire a worker, will ask...

Eric Meyer
One roughneck's life: sex jokes, gay innuendo, all legal.

When Harold Wasek signed on to work at an oil rig in Pennsylvania, he had no idea what lay in store for him, especially when one of his co-workers discovered that Wasek would get easily riled with sexually explicit stories, jokes, fantasies, and names...

Elise Klein
Breakdown of the Supreme Court Ruling on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

In one of the most anticipated opinions of its term and perhaps in over half a century, the United States Supreme Court today resolved constitutional challenges to two provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the "ACA")...

John Holmquist
Personal time off and the at will employee: saved by the appeal

When an employer states in its paid time off policy that its at will employees are entitled to five days off immediately upon hire, does this grant become a vested benefit? This was the issue in MSX International v. Hurley , an unpublished decision of...