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A co-founder and now former employee at Tinder has sued the dating app startup and its leaders for sexual harassment and discrimination. It’s a messy (and familiar) story of an office romance between senior execs gone...more
Last month, the White House released a comprehensive report on the use of “big data” in the public and private sectors. Employers should pay particular attention to one of its central forecasts: the EEOC and other federal...more
Are you working in your pajamas right now? Or from the beach? If so, you may be one of the many Americans who telecommute. This week, a Forbes article discussed the rise of telecommuting, the reasons telecommuting is becoming...more
First Decision for the Fair Work Commission's Anti-Bullying Regime -
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If you have a provision similar to the one below in any of your employee agreements, handbooks, etc. or are considering including one, make sure you read the rest of this article....more
Week after week, the blogosphere is full of discussions about new developments in the law involving social media. This week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission joined the conversation by holding a public meeting to...more
In a decision published on February 11, 2014, the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) has for the first time adopted truly sweeping changes to its Single Authorization No. 004 on Whistleblowing....more
The French data protection authority has extended the scope of whistleblowing protections to employment and discrimination claims.
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In This Report:
- Explanation And Scope Of This Preliminary Littler Report
- Workplace LAW Challenges And Solutions
- A. Human Displacement
- B. Union And Non-Union...more
Social media and technology seem to be doing more harm than good in the workplace this week. A new study suggests that some employers may be using Facebook profiles to discriminate against job applicants based on legally...more
On September 4, 2013, the New Jersey Appellate Division in Lippman v. Ethicon, Inc., Docket No. L–9025–06, 2013 WL 4726834 (App. Div. September 04, 2013), reversed a ruling by the Superior Court, Law Division granting summary...more
In Lippman v. Ethicon, Inc., No. A-4318-10T2 (N.J. App. Div., Sept. 4, 2013), the New Jersey Appellate Division held that a pharmaceutical employee hired to be a watchdog—his job was to bring forth issues regarding the safety...more
How much do an employer’s obligations to prevent and remedy workplace harassment extend into the virtual world?...more
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Originally published in Westlaw Journal Employment (Volume 27, Issue 15), February 20, 2013.
Consider the following three scenarios:
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- Q & A . . .2
- Progress of Legislation
..Federal . . . 3
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Who, What, Why . . .
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Why should I keep reading – I don’t use genetic...more
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