Carl Crosby Lehmann

Carl Crosby Lehmann

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Bordering the Obvious

Last week we learned in Olson v. Push, Inc. that Minnesota’s Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace Act (DATWA) does not apply to a West Virginia employee working for a Wisconsin company. While at first blush this may seem...more

8/27/2014 - Alcohol Testing Drug Testing Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Job Applicants

Criminal Background Discrimination Dragnet Ensnares Government Employer

Last week a New York federal court certified a class of approximately 250,000 African-American job applicants in a race discrimination case against the U.S. Census Bureau. The plaintiffs allege that they were unlawfully...more

7/11/2014 - Background Checks Criminal Background Checks Discrimination Government Entities

French Approach to After Hours Work Unlikely to Catch On

A new labor agreement reached in France requires employers in certain technology and consultancy sectors to take steps to ensure employees are not plugging into work on their free time. France has had a 35-hour workweek for...more

4/16/2014 - Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues EU International Labor Laws

Hating the “Love Clause”

Alabama State University is taking flak over the employment agreement it recently inked with its new president, Gwendolyn Boyd. No one seems concerned with the size of Dr. Boyd’s salary and benefits. It is the clause...more

1/15/2014 - Discrimination Employment Contract Hiring & Firing Marital Status University Employees

You May Live For The Applause But I Work For Overtime

A settlement in the lawsuit against Lady Gaga by her former personal assistant, Jennifer Olsen, was announced this week, a month before the case was scheduled for trial. Ms. Olsen sued the pop star claiming that she was not...more

10/23/2013 - Just Compensation Lady Gaga On-Call Employees Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour

EEOC Taking Flak on Criminal Background Check Agenda

Last week, attorneys general of nine states signed a five page letter addressed to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The letter sharply criticizes the EEOC’s guidance related to employers’ use of criminal...more

7/31/2013 - Convictions Criminal Background Checks Criminal Records EEOC Title VII

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