Employers in two recent EEOC cases were sanctioned by federal courts for destroying employee records. These rulings illustrate the need for employers to develop and implement document retention procedures to avoid costly...more
Oregon employers should immediately tailor their job offer and onboarding practices to reflect a new ruling by the Oregon Supreme Court, which carved out an exception to the employment at-will doctrine....more
According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), retaliation claims rose again in fiscal year 2012, the sixth year in a row. Given the costly and time-consuming nature of an EEOC investigation and lawsuit,...more
Virginia employers take notice: your employees in supervisory roles can now be sued for wrongful termination individually.
In VanBuren v. Grubb, +2012 Va. LEXIS 193 (Va. 2012), the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled that...more
Employers that utilize arbitration agreements just received a major vote of confidence from the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).
In Nitro-Lift Technologies, LLC v. Eddie Lee Howard, et al., +2012 U.S. LEXIS...more
Despite written guidance from the Department of Labor (DOL) and the White House through its Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the so-called "Fiscal Cliff," a series of budget cuts and simultaneous expiration of tax cuts,...more