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Employment Law Navigator – Week in Review: October 2016 #4

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division issued guidance for human resources professionals on how antitrust laws apply to employee hiring and compensation. The federal…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

EEOC Announces Enforcement Priorities

On Monday, the EEOC announced its updated strategic enforcement plan for fiscal years 2017 through 2021. The updated plan contains the organization’s priorities and strategies for enforcing laws and regulations on equal…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Employment Law Navigator – Week in Review: October 2016 #3

Last week, the EEOC held a public meeting on the growing use of big data and predictive analytics in employment decision-making. A panel of industrial psychologists, attorneys, and labor economists told the EEOC that the use of…more
| Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Variations on the Theme of Sexual Harassment

We’ve written a lot about sexual harassment recently, as have other commentators. As the subject is discussed, it’s important to remember that sexual harassment can present itself in many ways. It doesn’t always involve a boss…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Employment Law Navigator – Week in Review: October 2016 #2

Last week, The EEOC announced a public meeting on the use of big data in employment practices. This gathering is a continuation of the agency’s interest in the relationship between data analytics and discrimination. EEOC…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Enforceable Promises

The very first item on our list of rules for employers is this: don’t make promises to your employees that you can’t or won’t keep. Employers’ promises include those set out in employment contracts, of course, but there are…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

Employment Law Navigator – Week in Review: October 2016

Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law that requires employers to prove they are not paying workers differently because of their race or ethnicity. This new requirement builds on California’s Equal Pay Act,…more
| Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Who’s to Blame When No One is Manning the Ship?

Like it or not, technology is creeping into virtually every aspect of our daily lives. In fact, some people are so psychologically attached to their smartphones, that cellphone addiction has been given a clinical name,…more
| Maritime Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Texas Says ‘No Way’ to One Way’s Hail Damage Claim

In a recent opinion, U.S. District Judge Sidney Fitzwater delivered the final blow to One Way Investments Inc. in its hail damage lawsuit against property insurer Century Surety Company — granting summary judgment in favor of…more
| Civil Procedure, Insurance, Real Estate - Commercial

Bad Faith Conduct: How Bad is Bad Enough Under PA Law?

As has been widely reported, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently granted a petition for allowance of appeal in the matter of Rancosky v. Washington Nat. Insurance Co. in order to address a challenge concerning the standard…more
| Civil Procedure, Insurance

What is “Immediate and Appropriate”?

In recent posts, we have written about old and new forms of sexual harassment and about the employer’s obligation to investigate harassment complaints. This week, we address what happens when the investigation is complete and…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Employment Law Navigator – Week in Review: September 2016 #4

Last week, 21 states filed a lawsuit challenging the Department of Labor’s new overtime rules. Within hours, another suit was filed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and business groups. The lawsuits contend that the Department of…more
| Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

How Appraisal Protects Against Texas Insurance Code Abuse

Insurance practice in Texas has become somewhat rote. Typically, a petition is filed against both an insurance company (that is often not based or incorporated in Texas) and a local adjuster. In addition to a breach of contract…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Harassment Investigation Techniques

In a recent post, we talked about how digital technology can provide a platform for sexual harassment in the workplace. Today, we want to focus on the investigation of complaints of sexual harassment, including a review of the…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Texas Courts' Consistent Inconsistency on Improper Joinders

Throughout the onslaught of the Texas hail litigation epidemic, policyholder lawyers and firms representing insurance carriers continue to battle over whether these cases belong in Texas state court or are more properly venued…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance
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