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Employers, You Don’t Always Have to Call Your Attorney First… Take a Look at the US DOL’s elaws Advisors

USA - August 1 2022 As attorneys, of course we are delighted to answer questions from our clients - even basic ones. But the U.S. Department of Labor has provided many…

The EEOC Updates Its COVID Guidance for Employers - Testing, Accommodations, Direct Threat and More

USA - July 15 2022 I know we’re all tired of COVID-19, and many of us are just pretending that life has returned to normal. But, just as the darned variants continue to…

Employers - Don’t Automatically Assume Prescription Meds Pose a Danger in the Workplace

USA - July 13 2022 Have you read the warnings on prescription painkillers? They can be pretty scary - “May cause drowsiness.” “May cause dizziness.” “Do not operate a…

Extraordinary Workplace Misconduct: Perhaps Firewalking Is Not the Best Team-building Activity…

USA - June 27 2022 As reported in the New York Times, more than two dozen employees were injured last week during a team-building activity in which they walked over hot…

Hotel Did Not Need to Bargain Over Puffier Pillows, says NLRB…

USA - June 7 2022 In today’s episode of “They Really Made a Federal Case Out of That?” the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) rejected a union’s claim that a…

The EEOC Speaks: Pay Discrimination - Barriers and Suggested Actions

USA - May 25 2022 In this third (and final) post of our mini-series based on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s pay discrimination article, we’ll take a look…

The EEOC Speaks: Pay Discrimination - Intersectionality and Sex-Plus

USA - May 17 2022 In my first blog post in this little series based on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s article “In Pursuit of Pay Examining Barriers to…

The EEOC Speaks: Pay Discrimination - the EPA v. Title VII

USA - May 11 2022 So, as you may or may not know, I periodically review the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s quarterly Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity…

Is the Right to Self-Defense an Exception to Employment-at-Will?

USA - May 5 2022 In all states but Montana, employment is presumed to be at-will, meaning that either the employer or the employee may terminate the employment…

Employers May Use a Private Investigator to Validate an Employee’s Use of FMLA Leave

USA - April 28 2022 While there are plenty of employees who legitimately need and appropriately use Family and Medical Leave Act leave, there are some bad apples out…