Zachary Busey

Zachary Busey

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Don't Miss the Deadline to File EEO-1 Reports!

September 30 is the deadline to file the EEO-1 Report, formally known as the Employer Information Report EEO-1. The Reports are filed with the EEOC’s EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee, and they are used, according to the EEOC,...more

9/15/2014 - EEO-1 Employer Liability Issues Filing Deadlines Filing Requirements

Ugh! – Does this ADA Claim Make Me Look Fat?

We are all familiar with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA prohibits discrimination based upon actual or perceived medical disabilities, and the ADA requires employers to accommodate employees with disabilities...more

8/19/2014 - ADA ADAAA Disability Disability Discrimination Obesity

Baby on Board: The EEOC's Updated Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

On July 14, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued updated enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination and related issues. "In addition to addressing the requirements of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act...more

7/17/2014 - ADA Discrimination EEOC Employer Liability Issues Enforcement Guidance Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation Young v United Parcel Service

Mississippi's Right to Work State Status Made Stronger with Three New Bills

Mississippi's current Constitution, adopted in 1890, confirmed the State's intention to be a "right to work" state: It is hereby declared to be the public policy of Mississippi that the right of a person or persons to...more

7/17/2014 - Employer Liability Issues New Legislation Right to Work Union Membership Unions

Breaking Brackets: Is Gambling on March Madness Illegal?

It's March Madness, Baby! That's right, for the next three weeks you probably won't go a single day without hearing: "Hey, how is your bracket doing?" or "What?! You didn't fill out a bracket?! Are you nuts?!" The NCAA...more

3/26/2014 - Gambling Gaming Sports Betting

Bluetooth Headsets Are SO 2000s – Here's What Employees Are Wearing in 2014

We have all experienced that awkward moment where you respond to what you think is a co-worker's attempt at small talk while passing in the hallway or riding in an elevator, only to find out that he or she was actually...more

1/17/2014 - Bring Your Own Device Employee Handbooks Employer Liability Issues Mobile Devices Technology

What 2013 Gifts will Employers be Enjoying well into 2014?

The holidays have come and gone. I hope everyone enjoyed them, and I hope everyone received the gifts and presents they asked for. I come from a big family—three siblings, 14 aunts and uncles, and nearly twenty cousins....more

1/14/2014 - Arbitration Civil Rights Act Compliance Discovery Discrimination EEOC ENDA Mobile Devices NLRB Retaliation Sarbanes-Oxley SCOTUS Sexual Orientation Discrimination Supervisors Termination Title VII UT Southwestern Medical v Nassar Vance v. Ball State University Whistleblowers

Can Saying Cheese Expose an Employer to Liability?

It’s holiday time! And what comes with the holidays? Company holiday parties! Pictures from holiday parties can leave employers with a holiday hangover. Below we look at several scenarios that provide some guidance and...more

10/28/2013 - Compliance Employer Liability Issues Holiday Parties NLRA Photographs

Not Manly Enough? Fifth Circuit Recognizes Title VII Same-Sex, Gender-Stereotyping Discrimination

The Fifth Circuit recently became one of a growing number of courts to recognize same-sex, gender-stereotyping as a form of discrimination prohibited by Title VII. In September, the Court handed down its much-anticipated...more

10/17/2013 - Discrimination EEOC Gender Discrimination Same-Sex Marriage Sexual Stereotyping Title VII

BYOD – Bring Your Own Device Policies

Companies, big and small, spend a large amount of resources on IT infrastructure, IT logistics, and IT support. A quality workforce will swiftly crumble if individuals cannot communicate quickly and effectively....more

8/23/2013 - Bring Your Own Device Cell Phones Employer Liability Issues Mobile Devices Privacy Policy Smartphones Technology

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