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Kansas City Decides 2018 Is The Year For Private Employers To “Ban the Box” - 5-Step Plan To Come Into Compliance

by Fisher Phillips on

The City Council in Kansas City, Missouri just passed an extension of its 2013 public sector “ban the box” rule, which will soon be extended to apply to private sector employers. The new ordinance will go into effect on June...more

Former Dealership Employee Nabs $1.3 Million Verdict In Disability Discrimination Suit

by Fisher Phillips on

Why should your dealership conduct thorough investigations into possible employee misconduct and document poor performance before termination? A Florida court just gave 1.3 million reasons....more

7 Steps To Sever Ties With An Employed Physician

by Fisher Phillips on

It is always unpleasant for a healthcare entity or medical practice to have to sever ties with an employed physician, but it is sometimes necessary. Perhaps the physician has committed serious policy violations or lost an...more

Tips For Documenting Employee Discipline

Most employment lawyers will tell you that more cases are won and lost due to documentation (or the lack thereof) than any other factor. This is because juries typically will only believe employers if they “put it in...more

Document. Document. Document: A Must In The Employment Context

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

I am sure that a lot employers lost productive work time on June 8, 2017, with the Comey hearing. I must admit that I did not watch the Comey testimony on June 8, 2017. I actually had a busy day and was afraid of getting...more

Employers, Here’s Why Good Documentation Is Da Bomb.

Documentation. What a pain! You have so many more important things to do. But taking the time to document is a good practice that may save you a lot of grief later. I know that most of you already know what I’m about to...more

Recent Appellate Court Decision Provides Guidance For Investigating Intermittent FMLA Abuse

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

Intermittent FMLA leave can be a source of frustration for employers even when it is used appropriately because it complicates staffing and planning and interrupts business operations. But when an employee’s use of...more

Terminating the walking dead employee: What would Negan do?

by FordHarrison on

Like many of you, I am still reeling from the brutal season opener of The Walking Dead. Looking at the episode through the lens of an employment lawyer, a few thoughts came to mind: first, Negan’s managerial style is a tad...more

Reducing Your Company’s Exposure to Trade Secret Litigation when Key Employees Come and Go

by Morgan Lewis on

THE NIGHTMARE SCENARIO - Within the span of two weeks, Mr. Smith and Mr. Wilson, two top managers from your $2 billion corporation, resign. Both managers had complete, unfettered access to your corporation’s trade...more

Responding to a Scheduling Letter From the OFCCP: The Little Things Matter

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

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

EEOC Uses its Record Keeping Requirements to Police Use of Criminal Background Checks

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

We don't think about personnel files – we just have them. Everything from employment applications to benefits enrollment forms to discipline and discharge documents goes into those files. But did you know that the EEOC...more

Closing a Facility? Don’t Create Human Capital Problems

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In recent years, manufacturers have closed facilities, corporate offices, warehouses, and production plants, for a variety of reasons. All too often, manufacturers overlook important legal requirements or planning steps,...more

Just Give Me a Reason: Court Clarifies Burden-Shifting Standards

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

With apologies to P!nk (and her hit, “Just Give Me a Reason”), a new court decision gives new meaning to the phrase. Before we get to that, longtime readers of the blog will no doubt be familiar with the...more

Layoffs Are On The Rise Again – Are Your Documents Updated?

by Sands Anderson PC on

Around the country, it appears companies are again planning large layoffs in cost-cutting moves. Although Research Triangle Park seems to be weathering the storm better than many areas, Net App and Quintiles are reducing...more

Employment And Labor Alert: EEOC Updates Guidance On Several Disabilities

by Stinson Leonard Street on

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued new guidance in an effort to help employers work with employees with cancer, diabetes, epilepsy and intellectual disabilities....more

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