Krista Sterken

Krista Sterken

Foley & Lardner LLP

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Employee Handbook Mistakes Can Come Back to Bite Employers

Courts often conclude that absent appropriate disclaimer language and statements in employee handbooks are “promises” to employees, binding employers to abide by these promises in their dealings with employees. However, a...more

2/18/2015 - Employee Handbooks Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies FMLA

Employers Beware: Increased Attention to Workplace Harassment and Wellness Programs by the EEOC Coming in the New Year

Newly appointed U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chair Jenny Yang recently offered some insight into the EEOC’s areas of focus for 2015, providing employers with a preview of some of the key regulatory and...more

2/4/2015 - Corporate Counsel EEOC Employer Liability Issues Harassment Strategic Enforcement Plan Wellness Programs

Federal Contractors May Lose Contracts Because of Labor and Employment Law Violations

And here we go again. We have noted that the National Labor Relations Board is aggressively expanding employee protections and organized labor opportunities, that the EEOC has decided to claim many common provisions of...more

8/12/2014 - Barack Obama Disclosure Requirements EEOC Employer Liability Issues Executive Orders Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Federal Contractors Labor Law Violations NLRB

FMLA and ADA: The Brad and Angelina of Employment Law

An employee comes to your human resources department to request Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) leave for an upcoming surgery to address his longstanding back pain, which has caused him increasing difficulties at work....more

2/25/2014 - ADA Compliance Employer Liability Issues FMLA

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