Sara Yager

Sara Yager

Laner Muchin, Ltd.

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Recent Appeals Court Case Is A Reminder That A Lateral Transfer Could Be Viewed As An Adverse Action For Employment...

Legal precedent is not entirely consistent regarding whether lateral transfers constitute adverse actions sufficient to support discrimination claims by affected employees. However, a recent case from the Sixth Circuit...more

2/3/2014 - Adverse Employment Action Discrimination Employer Liability Issues

Audit Workplace Policies And Practices To Ensure A Legally Compliant 2014

Auditing internal employment policies and practices helps to identify and resolve areas of legal risk. The types of workplace policies that should be regularly reviewed include: EEO/Harassment; Complaint Reporting Procedures;...more

1/17/2014 - Audits Compliance EEO Employer Liability Issues FMLA Harassment Mobile Devices Workplace Investigations

Are You Prepared To Comply With New Employment Laws And Requirements In 2014?

The New Year brings new employment laws and requirements for businesses. For example, as reported in the most recent edition of The Fast Laner, Illinois became the last state to allow people to carry concealed firearms....more

1/13/2014 - Concealed Carry Permit Concealed Weapons Drug Testing FICA Taxes Firearms Hospitality Industry Medical Marijuana Minimum Wage Posting Requirements Restaurant Industry Tips Wage and Hour Workplace Safety

NLRB Judge Rules Facebook Chatter Was Concerted Activity, But That Conduct Was Egregious Enough To Justify Employees' Termination

A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) administrative law judge recently held that while two employees’ Facebook discussions were concerted activity under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the particular conduct at...more

12/9/2013 - Facebook NLRB Protected Concerted Activity Termination

Texas Challenges EEOC's Regulation On The Use Of Criminal Background Checks In The Employment Application Process

On November 4, 2013, the State of Texas filed a lawsuit against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding the agency's April 2012 guidance on the use of criminal background checks in the employment...more

11/18/2013 - Background Checks Criminal Background Checks Discrimination Disparate Impact EEOC Job Applicants

Goldman Sachs Ordered To Produce Broad Range Of Internal Complaints Regarding Compensation In Class Action Gender Discrimination...

The plaintiffs, former high-level female employees of Goldman Sachs who filed a putative class action in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleged class-wide gender discrimination and...more

11/5/2013 - Class Action Gender Discrimination Goldman Sachs Putative Class Actions Title VII

USDOL Announces Effective Date Of New Affirmative Action Requirements For Federal Contractors And Subcontractors

As reported in the September 4th edition of The Fast Laner, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") issued new regulations regarding affirmative action requirements for federal contractors and subcontractors. ...more

10/2/2013 - Affirmative Action Contractors Disability DOL Hiring & Firing Military Service Members Subcontractors

Fifth Circuit Rules That Staffing Company Is Primarily Responsible For Ensuring Compliance With Temporary Employee's FMLA Rights

A recent court ruling by the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted some protection to companies that hire temporary employees through a staffing agency. In the case, a temporary worker placed at a client site by a...more

9/23/2013 - Compliance FMLA Maternity Leave Temporary Employees

OFCCP Implements New Regulations, Requires Employers To Adopt Specific, Quantifiable Goals In Hiring Disabled And Military Veteran...

New regulations finalized by the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), the agency tasked with overseeing entities’ affirmative action plans and obligations, mandate that federal...more

9/9/2013 - ADA Affirmative Action Disability Military Service Members New Regulations OFCCP Veterans Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act

Federal District Court Orders The EEOC To Pay $4.7 Million Dollars For Bringing "Groundless" Class Claims

In a recent landmark decision, a federal court in Iowa ordered the EEOC to pay an employer nearly $4.7 million in attorneys' fees and costs incurred by an employer while defending itself against class action claims brought...more

8/22/2013 - Class Action EEOC Frivolous Lawsuits Harassment Sexual Harassment

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