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Can’t Touch This: Seventh Circuit Panel Backs Tenured Teacher Law

USA - December 13 2017 In Elliott v. Board of School Trustees of Madison Consolidated Schools, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit…

Second Circuit Holds that Hearst Interns are not Employees

USA - December 12 2017 Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a decision upholding an order granting summary judgment in favor of Hearst…

Part 4: Sex, Power, and the Workplace - When to Tell the Customer They’re Wrong

USA - December 5 2017 We all know the old adage: the customer always comes first. But, what about a predatory, harassing customer? Not so much. Sexual misconduct has been…

Holiday Road - Avoiding Potholes in Holiday Parties

USA - December 4 2017 Well, it's already December (where did the year go?) and we're all thinking about the most wonderful time of year - cutting out early and going to…

School Boards Beware: ‘Control the Clock and Control the Game’ Policy Loses in Court of Appeals

USA - November 30 2017 Comparing the legendary basketball coach Dean Smith’s “control the clock and control the game” strategy, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh…

Part 3: Sex, Power, and the Workplace - The Books of Etiquette

USA - November 29 2017 Skip the holiday turkey or the $25 gift certificate. This year, give a gift to your employees that will have a lasting impact on how they treat each…

Accommodate Pregnant Employees and Nursing Mothers, or Expect Consequences

USA - November 28 2017 Employers must provide pregnant employees and nursing mothers with necessary workplace accommodations or face possible legal liability in court…

Part 2: Sex, Power, and the Workplace - Preventing the Backlash

USA - November 28 2017 Are workplaces at risk for a backlash? How do we preserve and continue to advance opportunities for women when their male coworkers are worried…

OSHA Extends Electronic Recordkeeping Submission Deadline to Dec. 15

USA - November 28 2017 As we have covered in a prior post, the electronic recordkeeping deadline was moved from July 1, 2017, to Dec. 1, 2017, after the Occupational Safety…

Part 1: Sex, Power, and the Workplace - Why Is This So Complicated?

USA - November 27 2017 Today's national conversation about sexual misconduct is long overdue. As noted by firm partner, Norma Zeitler, in her thoughtful blog post, sexual…