Corporate Law Report: Workplace Romances, FMLA Changes, California Tax News, and More
Do 'Love Contracts' Ease the Risks of Office Relationships?
The New Jersey Supreme Court recently ruled that an employer may assert an effective and enforced anti-harassment policy as an affirmative defense in cases brought against the employer alleging that a supervisor engaged in...more
On September 9, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed A.B. 1443, which extends the state’s anti-harassment and anti-discrimination protections to unpaid interns.
Employers are now prohibited from discrimination...more
On April 29, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit’s ruling of Freeman v. Dal-Tile Corp., No. 13-1481, 2014 WL 1678422 (4th Cir. Apr. 29, 2014) addressed third-party harassment.
The Court held...more
California law not only prohibits discrimination and harassment, it also requires certain employers (those that receive services from 50 or more persons, including both employees or independent contractors) to provide formal...more
In a significant decision issued on June 24, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court held that employers are vicariously liable for unlawful harassment committed by a supervisor only if the supervisor is empowered by the employer to...more
Unless you are on a news media embargo, you have probably heard the news by now. The United States Supreme Court today issued a watershed ruling regarding the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the law barring the federal...more
Mexico’s new Federal Labor Law (FLL) took effect on December 1, 2012. The reform seeks to modernize Mexico’s labor law. The new FLL’s major, employment related amendments include increased regulation of outsourcing jobs,...more
King Pyrrhus of Epirus defeated the Roman army in the battle of Asculum, but at great cost. His comment, “Another such victory would utterly undo me,” applies to employment litigation....more
Challenge: A “zero tolerance” stand against illegal workplace harassment is laudable in US domestic operations. But wildly differing harassment laws and standards abroad complicate an inflexible global approach to eradicating...more
In this report:
- I. Sustainable Innovations for a Changing Global Workforce
- II. Forging a Global HR Team to Align with a Global Business: Transparency and Integration
- III. Developing an Effective Global...more
“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”—Aristotle
“The quickest way to a man’s heart is through his chest.”—Rosanne Barr
Okay, so, in college I was good friends with this girl on the dorm...more
Let’s play the “law school hypothetical” game for a minute. (I know, not as exciting as a cat being chosen in Monopoly, but bear with me.)You hear the following allegations...more
Sexual harassment claims often come from things you can't fully control. A rouge supervisor. An on-the-side workplace romance that goes bad. On top of that, you can't pick the employee who gets harassed and turns...more
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