Love Contracts

A Love Contract is written document required by many employers where participants in a workplace romance acknowledge awareness of the employer's anti-harassment policies and affirm the consensual nature of... more +
A Love Contract is written document required by many employers where participants in a workplace romance acknowledge awareness of the employer's anti-harassment policies and affirm the consensual nature of the relationship. Love Contracts are designed to provide some legal protection for employers in the event that a relationship dissolves and a harassment or discrimination lawsuit ensues.  less -
News & Analysis as of

Love (And Litigation) Is In The Air

June is traditionally a popular month for weddings. This June will some of your employees be celebrating the fact that they’ve found romance at the office? Love may be a wonderful thing, but in the workplace, it can put your...more

Corporate Law Report: Workplace Romances, FMLA Changes, California Tax News, and More [Video]

Our latest Corporate Law Report includes a look at how to deal with office relationships, changes to FMLA rules to benefit veterans, an unfortunate tax development for investors in certain California business, and other...more

Do 'Love Contracts' Ease the Risks of Office Relationships? [Video]

Every year around Valentine's Day employers are reminded of the risks surrounding workplace romances - but of course this is a tricky issue that exists all year long. Can a "love contract" - an HR document signed by both...more

‘Tis the Season for Office Romances … Love and the Office Water Cooler

As Valentine’s Day approaches, what better time to address the proverbial workplace issue — the office romance. While everyone certainly loves a great love story with a happily ever after ending, unfortunately, office romance...more

Just in Time for Valentine’s Day: When Employees Place Bets in the Workplace Dating Pool…

“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

Online Relationships - Catfish On The Table

I ended 2012 as I have the past couple of years, highlighting my view that, while technological advances are great in many respects, it’s still the inter-personal relationships that lead to success in our professional and...more

Understanding and Mitigating Liability for Workplace Romances

Originally published in the New York Law Journal on December 26, 2012. The recent life-imitating-art headlines featuring illicit romantic affairs involving senior corporate and governmental leaders remind us that there...more

Employment Law Update: Romance in the Workplace: You, Me and our Employer?

As Valentine’s Day approaches, here are some interesting facts for employers to consider: Statistics indicate that over 10 percent of married couples met at work. Almost a third of respondents in a recent survey by Monster...more

On Valentine's Day, Cupid Will Be Circling the Workplace-What Can Employers Do to Mitigate Risks?

For employers, Cupid’s arrow only points one direction…..to the Company’s Sexual Harassment Policy. While Valentine’s Day may be a holiday to celebrate love and romance, it can quickly become an employer’s worst nightmare....more

On Valentine's Day, Cupid Will Be Circling the Workplace-What Can Employers Do to Mitigate Risks?

For employers, Cupid’s arrow only points one direction…..to the Company’s Sexual Harassment Policy. While Valentine’s Day may be a holiday to celebrate love and romance, it can quickly become an employer’s worst nightmare. ...more

Let’s Get It On…

Studio 54 was a nightclub in New York City with infamously loose rules related to sexual expression. Rumor has it that back-room rendezvous were the norm. Sabre/Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton office may be trying to give the club...more

Veggie Tale of Terror

Litigation Value: Inappropriate Comments by Kevin, Creed, Michael, and Darryl = Yet More Expensive Fodder for Hostile Work Environment Claims; Cost of Sparkly Resolution Board = $4; Michael Force-Feeding Broccoli to Kevin =...more

Office Romances And ‘Love Contracts’ By Barbara Reeves Neal

Office romances are exciting and fun — for a while. The couple is smitten, stealing meaningful glances across a conference table. Fellow employees catch on to the romance and enjoy the gossip. After a while, employees in...more

13 Results
|
View per page
Page: of 1