We have all lived in a highly regulated, pro-employee environment for years. Moreover, there is no hiding it; employers are bombarded by news about the hazards of having employees which illustrate the various pitfalls, often...more
California state courts see an average of ten to twenty employment lawsuits filed every day. Discrimination and wrongful termination claims are still quite prevalent in those filings. The recent California Supreme Court case...more
In Griggsville-Perry Community Unit School District No. 4 v. Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board, the Illinois Supreme Court recently reaffirmed the significant deference given to arbitration awards arising out of...more
Anyone who has worked in construction or engaged in a handiwork hobby knows the adage: measure twice and cut once. This alert is the first of three in a series aimed at equipping employers to take proactive steps (i.e.,...more
According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), retaliation claims rose again in fiscal year 2012, the sixth year in a row. Given the costly and time-consuming nature of an EEOC investigation and lawsuit,...more
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) continues to create administrative challenges for employers. One particular issue of concern is the discipline and/or termination of an employee who has requested or is on FMLA leave....more
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