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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…

Extraordinary Workplace Misconduct: Celebrating you is a piece of cake…

USA - April 21 2022 In the latest entry in our series on extraordinary workplace misconduct, we must come to terms with the fact that not everyone loves birthdays or…

An (Updated) Employer’s Guide to March Madness

USA - March 17 2022 With the play-in games underway, March Madness has officially descended upon employers everywhere. An estimated 40 million Americans will fill out…

What the CDC’s Latest Mask Guidance Means for Employers

USA - February 26 2022 Although COVID-19 is still very much present, we see improvement in the COVID-19 numbers, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has…