Workplace

  • “Let’s have a national conversation about race…”

    … “…so we can figure out whom to fire” [Eugene Volokh, on the employment-law dangers of conversation] Related: “Marquette University tells employees: ‘Opposition to same-sex marriage’ could be ‘unlawful harassment'” [same] Tweet Tags: harassment law, workplace “Let’s have a national conversation about race…” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system …

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  • “Don’t forget the photo authorizations for your holiday party”

    … As if your year-end celebrations weren’t heavily enough lawyered already, take heed of this reminder for employers in Ohio, and other states depending on local law. [Jon Hyman] Tweet Tags: Christmas and other holidays, Ohio, photography, right of publicity, workplace “Don’t forget the photo authorizations for your holiday party” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system …

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  • Pick a number, any number: $185 million for pregnancy bias

    … California: “A jury has awarded a local mother more than $185 million in damages in a pregnancy and gender discrimination case against her former employer AutoZone.” [KGTV, auto-plays] Tweet Tags: jackpot justice, pregnancy discrimination, retaliation, San Diego, workplace Pick a number, any number: $185 million for pregnancy bias is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system …

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  • “It’s getting harder to climb the ladder”

    … “It’s getting harder to climb the ladder” by Walter Olson on September 15, 2014 Is the American job market becoming less fluid, as a new paper by Steven Davis and John Haltiwanger argues, with less job-switching and fewer vacancies opening up at established employers? And to the extent this is an unwelcome trend, which policies might be contributing to it? [The Economist; some possibly contrary data points from Alex Tabarrok] Tagged as: employment at will, occupational licensure, workplace …

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  • Domestic Violence Awareness: Resources for Employers

    … violence when such incidents have an impact on work. As I talked about in August, the ABA adopted a Model Workplace Policy in Employer Responses to Domestic Violence. It worth a look at for most employers. An “employer who does adopt it can illustrate that it takes the issues of domestic violence seriously and will encourage employees who are going…

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  • Data Breach Laws Continue to Come

    … Retail. Financial services. Health care. Energy. Not an industry has been spared when it comes to recent data and cyber breaches, and the colossal damage that occurs to the interests of the company, its employees, and third parties (customers, vendors, etc.) due to a breach. Whether by employees disclosing things through social media…

  • Mandates for paid sick leave

    … and Seattle–as proof that the campaign is gaining momentum.” Opponents are fighting back with, among other steps, legislation passed in at least ten states specifying that municipal home rule does not include the authority to enact ordinances of this sort. [Rhonda Smith, Bloomberg BNA] Tweet Tags: Connecticut, workplace Mandates for paid sick leave is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system …

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