New Manager Forum Panel III – Post-launch Matters
New Manager Forum Panel II – Launch Issues
New Manager Forum Panel I - Critical Pre-launch Considerations
Former employees and their attorneys have become increasingly creative when it comes to suing past employers. In addition to filing wrongful termination or discrimination lawsuits, discharged employees have sued their former...more
The 13th August 2015 was not just an unlucky number 13 but the date the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) chose to publish the long awaited rules on the Senior Insurers Manager...more
If you try to prevent or end workplace discrimination as part of your job, is it legal for your employer retaliate against you?
Inquiring HR professionals, in-house lawyers, and counselors want to know!...more
In an important recent decision, DeMasters v. Carilion Clinic, the Fourth Circuit determined that the so-called “manager rule” exception to federal anti-retaliation laws does not apply to employment cases filed under Title...more
The Fair Work Commission has handed down the first formal bullying decision since its anti-bullying jurisdiction commenced in January 2014.
The recent decision of C.F.  FWC 5272 (5...more
Real Estate -
On 13 July 2015 the President signed Federal Law No. 218-FZ “On State Registration of Real Estate.”
The Law was adopted in order to simplify real estate and cadastral registration. It establishes a...more
To clarify our intended audience, in the Financial Entity Update we will address issues germane to entities that trade swaps but are neither dealers nor commercial end users. This includes a broad and diverse group of...more
During our recent webinar (now available on-demand), we provided an in-depth tour through the findings of our 2015 Ethics & Compliance Training Benchmark Report.
Webinar attendees asked a number of valuable questions on...more
One thing about maintaining a blog – you have nightmares (alright something a little less than that) about consistency in writing. All of us can be accused of having “evolving” positions, so maybe that is my rationalization....more
Still being a young role and profession, many people are working to define what makes a successful compliance professional and program, and what can help them improve. After traveling the country for the past few months at...more
There has been a sustained rise in investigations and enforcement actions taken by regulatory authorities in the wake of the financial crisis. As companies try to get back on track, internal investigations have also become...more
Best practices for fostering respectful workplace conversations.
Considered a symbol of Southern pride by some and a symbol of racism by others, the Confederate flag has been a source of extreme controversy for at least...more
Delaware courts often emphasize the freedom of contract of parties to define their rights, powers, duties, obligations, liabilities and restrictions in a limited liability or operating agreement under the Delaware Limited...more
A closer look at new research data about corruption in the financial industry: is the industry as far behind on organizational culture as it might seem?
A recent study, “The Street, The Bull and The Crisis: A Survey of...more
Rhode Island has repealed certain banking regulations and replaced them with new regulations in order to promote uniformity. Banking Regulations 98-14 “Licensees”, 98-14.1 “Lenders and Loan Brokers”, and 98-14.4 “Check...more
There is a traditional defense to claims of unequal treatment: lack of knowledge. In Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., 575 U.S. ____ (June 1, 2015), that too was the employer’s...more
Maybe it’s just me, but workplace harassment issues seem to come in waves — I’ll go months, or even a year, without an issue, and then WHAM! everybody has a “situation,” or at least they need to get their preventive training...more
It may be obvious, but employers should neither issue nor rely upon a written warning made in bad faith. It is equally plain that any written warning issued in bad faith should not be used to dismiss an employee. Otherwise,...more
Garo Yepremian died this past week. For anyone who grew up watching National Football League (NFL) games in the late 1960s or 1970s; this was a name quite familiar to you even if you had trouble pronouncing it. Yepremian was...more
The National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Committee on Employment Law held its spring meeting last week, and one of the hottest topics on the minds of the attendees concerned the impact that the U.S. Department of Labor’s...more
The Fable -
“The Monkey and the Cat” is a fable (dating back to the 17th century or perhaps earlier) about a monkey who persuades a cat to pull chestnuts from the embers of a fire, only to take the reward for himself...more
How managers can help employees avoid unreasonable workplace pressure, which can lead to unethical behavior. A few of my recent focus groups with employees reminded me of a national survey that examined the sources and...more
The Federal Court has held that a manager was not a “competent person” to conduct a workplace harassment investigation under the Canada Labour Code because the employee who filed the complaint had not agreed that the manager...more
Over the past few years, we’ve warned our employer clients that discipline of employees for social media activity has become risky business. The National Labor Relations Board has taken the position that employee commentary...more
It’s a busy week in employment law. Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court case decided Young v. UPS — a case about pregnancy discrimination. I’ll have more on that case in an upcoming post. But in today’s post, my colleague Chris...more
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