In 2011, the United States Supreme Court held in Thompson v. North American Stainless that an employer may violate Title VII by retaliating against an employee who is related to a worker engaged in conduct protected by Title VII-even if the employee himself...
Does an employer invade an employee's privacy by
accessing and reviewing the employee's email? A recent Massachusetts Superior
Court decision, Falmouth
Firefighters Union v. Town of Falmouth , answers "no."
For a two year period...
Retaliation claims are here to stay. According to charge
statistics recently released by the EEOC, retaliation claims rose to an
all-time high of 37,344 in fiscal year 2011, and were included in 37.4% of all
charges filed with the agency. Recent developments...
Employers with 50 or more employees in 20 or more
workweeks in the current or preceding calendar year, including joint employers
and successors to covered employers, must comply with the Family and Medical
Leave Act ("FMLA"). The FMLA requires...
just read a very interesting article titled " Furor
over DSM-V ." Apparently, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM),
published by the American Psychiatric Association as a diagnostic tool), is in
the process of being revised (for...
Staffing and other companies that hire nonimmigrant
workers through the H-1B program must remember to pay its nonimmigrant employees
the required wage rate throughout their employment, even during breaks between
staffing assignments. Failure to do...
We previously wrote
about the EEOC's increasingly aggressive position against inflexible leave of
absence policies that provide for automatic termination of employment when an
employee does not or cannot return to work at the end of a specified...