Polsinelli Podcast - What Your Company Needs to Know About Whistleblower Claims
How Might Your Company be Affected by West Virginia's Employment Law Changes?
To Be or Not To Be (an Employer)
Can an employer require drug testing in the workplace?
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 137, interview with Loren Steffy
Do Employers Have to Pay For All Time Worked?
AB1825 Training and Anti-Harassment and Discrimination Training
Polsinelli Podcasts - What Employers Need to Know about Mediation and Arbitration
Has the Affordable Care Act influenced COBRA? What if my employer fails to offer COBRA?
Polsinelli Podcasts - The Virtual World and Wage and Hour Issues
Why Cyber Security?
Building an Anti Corruption Compliance Program Practical Steps 2 18 14, 9 02 AM
Internal Investigations: Soup to Nuts (March 13, 2014)
How Can You Better Protect Yourself with the Escalating Trend of FCPA Enforcement?
Employment Law Issues for Health Care Employers
Employee Benefits Issues in California Following the U.S. Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Decisions
Potential Employer Liability for Late Manifesting Occupational Diseases
Polsinelli Podcasts - Best Kept Secrets of the Americans WIth Disabilities Act
Polsinelli Podcasts - Workplace Bullying: What Employers Need to Know
Friedman: Abramson Dismissal a 'Teachable Moment' for Companies
On September 15, 2015, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division found in Shiavo v. Marina District Development Company, LLC, that the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”) does not encompass allegations...more
So, in my prior two posts about the new case statistical reports from the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, I’ve looked at the case statistics to see that harassment and terms & conditions claims are...more
With social media pervading all facets of society (no less than 67 percent of Americans are regular users), businesses have long been concerned with their employees’ potentially detrimental social media activities. As these...more
The first Monday in October is the traditional first day of a new U.S. Supreme Court term. As always, the 2015-16 term will have several cases that are of particular interest to the nation’s employers. Here is a review of...more
In yesterday’s post, I talked about how employment claims being filed are up big at the CHRO.
Indeed, in looking at the statistics further, I realized that it is the second highest number of claims being filed in the...more
As I noted on Friday, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities has, at long last, released case statistics for 2014-2015 fiscal year and has updated their statistics for the last several years.
With the federal government funded only through Sept. 30, 2015, unless Congress acts quickly, there is a reasonable likelihood of another government shutdown beginning Oct. 1, 2015. The looming shutdown will create...more
With a possible federal government shutdown looming, many contractors will face difficult employment decisions. If your company could be facing theses decisions, keep in mind the following labor and employment issues that...more
As we previously reported, New York City recently passed a law prohibiting employers from requesting or using an individual’s credit history in making employment decisions. On September 3, 2015—the same day that the new law...more
An increasing number of jurisdictions across the country have adopted legislation in recent years restricting a prospective employer’s ability to run a criminal background check. Colloquially known as “ban the box,” the...more
On September 7, 2015, President Obama issued an Executive Order establishing paid sick leave for federal contractors. The Executive Order currently applies only to contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2017....more
Today the U.S. Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs issued its Final Rule implementing Executive Order 13665, which prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against employees and applicants who ask about or...more
As the retail sector grapples with the many challenges of a perpetually evolving economy and an increasingly mobile, independent, and dynamic workforce, it has become common practice for retailers to engage third parties to...more
It is the Tuesday after a long holiday weekend, and you are faithfully going through the pile of mail on your desk when you spy an envelope from the United States Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance...more
Many employers have turned to mandatory employment arbitration agreements as a way to control the cost, duration, and publicity of employment litigation. New Jersey courts will enforce properly drafted agreements that require...more
The subject of workplace violence has unfortunately made headlines once again after a news anchor and cameraman were killed by a former co-worker in Virginia last week. Employers are understandably concerned and have...more
Just when is an employer required to hire those taking prescription pain medications? In Clipse v. Commercial Driver Services, Inc., the Washington Court of Appeals held that Commercial Driver Services, Inc. was liable under...more
You may have heard of guilt by association before, but what about discrimination by association? Everyone knows that an employer cannot discriminate on the basis of an employee’s disability, but what if the employee has a...more
In catching up over some interesting employment law cases from 2015, I came across Lennon v. Dolce Vida Medical Spa. You would be forgiven if you missed it because it’s an unreported Superior Court decision on a...more
It is no secret that California is no friend to arbitration agreements. As the United States Supreme Court noted in its 2011 opinion in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, “California’s courts have been more likely to hold...more
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently rolled out a pilot program to electronically notify employers of new Charges filed against them. Instead of mailing the Notice of Charge of Discrimination form...more
We have summarised three of the most notable employment related updates for you to mull over while enjoying the summer sun.
European case opens the door for easier indirect discrimination claims to be brought by...more
On August 12, 2015, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued a precedential opinion in Jones v. SEPTA, a discrimination and retaliation claim brought by a former employee of the Philadelphia-area transit agency. The Third...more
The rapid pace of the country’s openness to discuss issues of gender identity (and no, this isn’t going to be an article about Caitlyn Jenner) has actually led to a rise in the use of words to describe situations that you may...more
So yesterday, I said that while the topic of implicit bias was important to understand, I indicated that it was far from settled in the legal context.
One recent case demonstrates why....more
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