EMPLOYMENT LAW

Strip club's stage lease doesn't stop wage lawsuit

12/06/2016
An exotic dancer at Philadelphia’s Gold Club can sue under the Fair Labor Standards Act, following a ruling by a federal appeals court panel.

Cut discrimination risk with audit for differing discipline

12/06/2016
If you are about to punish a worker for poor performance, do a quick self-audit to see if other employees received similar punishment.

Manager's ageist comment isn't necessarily a kiss of death in court

12/06/2016
It happens with disheartening frequency: A manager makes a stupid comment about an employee’s age that—in an HR pro’s worst nightmare—could lead to a nasty lawsuit.

Reporting racial slurs is protected activity

12/06/2016
A worker reporting that a supervisor used a racially charged slur is protected from retaliation.

Think twice before firing complainer

12/06/2016
If you have a worker who has complained about some form of discrimination, think twice before you terminate her.

Court decides 'weird' is a gender-neutral insult

12/06/2016
Viewing someone as “weird” or unusual isn’t discriminatory if, in context, the label could apply to either sex.

Obama's DOL going out in wage-and-hour blaze of glory

12/06/2016
In just one week, the Department of Labor secured judgments or negotiated settlements worth $2.2 million.

Obama administration appeals overtime injunction

12/06/2016
The Obama administration is undertaking a long-shot effort to revive new overtime rules that appear to be on life-support.

Attorneys advise go-slow approach after overtime rules injunction

11/29/2016
With the new overtime rules now blocked, what might happen next?

New EEOC guidance addresses national origin discrimination

11/29/2016
The EEOC has issued updated enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination, addressing Title VII’s prohibition on bias that targets employees based on their ethnic and cultural heritage.

OT rules on hold: What might happen next?

11/29/2016
If the overtime rules aren’t upheld by January 20, they are likely dead in their current form.

16 new state laws California employers need to know about

11/28/2016
A list of the most significant laws affecting private sector employers in California.

It's up to you to prove worker signed contract

11/28/2016
It’s not enough to show the agreements were on an application or in the handbook and that the company policy required them to be signed.

Appeals court ruling: USERRA claims can go to arbitration

11/28/2016
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that service members in the armed forces seeking to enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act can be compelled to arbitrate rather than litigate in federal court if they signed an arbitration agreement.

Don't bury arbitration in your handbook--disclaimer could compromise agreement

11/28/2016
Don’t bury an arbitration agreement in an employee handbook that includes a disclaimer stating that the handbook is not a contract.
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