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C-Suite Employment Contract Clauses Companies and their Boards Must Consider in the Wake of Weinstein

The Harvey Weinstein scandal has struck a nerve in American society and empowered individuals to speak out about sexual harassment and retaliation in the workplace. The nation appears to be at a tipping point, with...more

Combating Opioid Abuse in the Workplace: A Proactive Approach For Employers

Imagine your employee “Bob” has recently missed a lot work for unexplained reasons. Bob’s coworkers notice that he sometimes “nods off” while working, and his supervisor just reported to you that Bob became enraged while...more

Attorney General Reverses DOJ Policy On Protection Of Transgender Employees Under Title VII

On October 4, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum to all U.S. Attorneys announcing a new Department of Justice policy that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not protect employees from...more

Getting “Tip”-sy: What Brewers Need To Know About Tip-Pooling Arrangements

Over the summer, news broke that Surly Brewing Co. was found liable by a Minnesota court for violations of the state’s tip-pooling law. The brewery, which operates a large beer hall in Minneapolis, was accused by a former...more

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace: An Employee's Balm; an Employer's Bane

On July 17th, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled that Massachusetts employers may not terminate an employee merely because of his or her off-site use of medical marijuana. According to the Court, the use of medically-prescribed...more

Defense Secretary Delays Start Date For Military’s Allowance of Transgender Recruits

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis announced on June 30 that the Pentagon has approved a six-month delay of the start date for allowing transgender recruits to enlist in the military. In 2016, former Defense Secretary Ash...more

Seventh Circuit’s En Banc Decision in Hively Opens Door For Transgender Protection Under Title VII

As we reported a few months ago in a previous article, “7th Circuit Rehears Hively Case”, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to rehear the case of Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, on the issue of whether Title...more

Court Allows Retired President to Pursue Claim of Contract for Lifetime Pay and Benefits Against University

On February 7, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky ordered that the former President of the University of the Cumberlands, Dr. James Taylor, may proceed on his claims that the University failed...more

Professor Terminated For Relationship With Admitted Student Allowed to Move Forward With Title IX Retaliation Claim

A former non-tenured professor at the University of North Texas has filed suit claiming that he was fired in retaliation for his participation, as the accused, in a campus investigation of a graduate student’s sexual...more

Last Call: Labatt Phases Out Retiree Perk of “Free Beer For Life”

In a major blow to its retired workers, Labatt, one of Canada’s largest breweries, has recently announced the end of a decades-long practice of providing “free beer for life” to retirees from the brewery. Since the 1970s,...more

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