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Supreme Court Says No To Repeat Class Actions After Statute Of Limitations

USA - June 14 2018 On June 11, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that filing a class action lawsuit does not toll the statute of limitations for the class to file…

Sixth Circuit Looks to Seventh and Ninth Circuits in Reviving Firefighters Title VII Suit against Union

USA - June 6 2018 On June 1, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit joined the Seventh and Ninth Circuits in holding that the standards governing a duty of…

In a Culture of Inclusiveness, Don’t Overlook Age

USA - June 1 2018 Age is the one protected class where everyone - eventually - is included. Yet as the #MeToo movement stays in the spotlight and implicit (and…

Simple Reminders For Developing Healthy Workplace Culture

USA - May 31 2018 All work environments develop their own workplace cultures, regardless of company size or industry. The role of culture, when consciously shaped and…

Workplace Culture 2.0: More Leadership, Less Management

USA - May 29 2018 Title VII is not a “civility code.” Although the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlaws discrimination in the workplace, it does not outlaw bad…

Letter C: Co-Workers With Criminal Records? Your Workforce May Be More Open-Minded Than You Think

USA - May 24 2018 Letter C is coming at you with a double-punch: Are employees comfortable with their Co-workers having Criminal records? At least one survey indicates…

The $8 Million Burrito; Or How Not To Conduct Video Surveillance

USA - May 18 2018 Many employers install video surveillance to stop theft and provide helpful evidence to support their employment decisions. From a legal standpoint…

More on Medical Marijuana - Will Ohio Protect Employers’ Zero-Tolerance Policies?

USA - May 1 2018 When I wrote my last post on medical marijuana, I stated that once Ohio’s new medical marijuana law goes into effect in September, employers will…

When Is A Sexual Harassment Policy And Training Ineffective?

USA - April 26 2018 As we continue our series on sexual harassment cases, here’s a play-by-play of a recent First Circuit case, Aggannis v. T-Mobile, USA, Inc. A customer…

B is for “Bias” - Is Bias The Not-So-New Cause of Discrimination?

USA - April 24 2018 Starbucks made national news earlier this month when two black men were arrested after refusing to leave a store. News accounts reported that a store…