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Jon Hyman
Constructive discharges cannot exist in a vacuum of illegality

A constructive discharge occurs when an employer's actions make an employee's working conditions so intolerable that a reasonable person under the circumstances would feel compelled to resign. Usually, a constructive discharge arises in the context...

Eric Meyer
Employer's failure to investigate harassment creates retaliation claim

If an employee complains that her supervisor is sexting her, making unwelcome physical contact, and telling her that she can get a better work schedule in exchange for "small favors," you better damn well investigate that! Ignore it and you...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
Employers, Are Your Employees Minding Their Own Business?

Employees send a lot of emails at work. Goodness knows, the emails in my inbox never seems to stop piling up. And I think we can all agree that emails we send at work aren't always work related. So what do we talk about when our emails are not strictly...

LexisNexis Labor & Employment Law Community St
U.S. High Court Issues Split Ruling On Jurisdiction Of Federal Employees’ Suit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Civil Service Reform Act (CSRA) precludes district court jurisdiction over claims by federal employees seeking to declare acts of Congress unconstitutional, a split U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning ( Michael B. Elgin, et...

Philip Miles
Perfect Overtime Defense: Plaintiff Never Worked Here! - COTW #95

N avigating overtime pay can be a mine field for employers. Are you properly classifying employees as exempt/non-exempt? Which activities constitute "work" under the FLSA? How are the hours and mandatory overtime pay calculated? But you know...

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Eric Meyer
The teacher who blogged about her "dunderhead" students is back!

And she's making news again... It's been nine long months since I blogged about a favorite of The Employer Handbook: Natalie Munroe. You can read about her here , here , here , and here . She is the PA teacher who, on her blog, described...