Category: Employment Law

recruiting

Ironclad Employment Documentation: A Q&A with Susan Fentin

You fire an employee for poor performance. He says the termination was in retaliation for filing a race discrimination claim against the company. Will you have the employment documentation to back up your decision and avoid a costly lawsuit? 

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What’s the Outlook for the DOL Overtime Rules and the AHCA?

What’s the future for the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) overtime rule?  And now that the American Health Care Act (AHCA) has passed in the U.S. House of Representatives, what should we expect from the U.S. Senate?  Melissa Sharp Murdock, Esq., Director, External Affairs for WorldatWork discussed these questions Tuesday at the WorldatWork Total Rewards […]

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Whistleblower

Embrace Your Inner Whistleblower! A Strategy for Avoiding Retaliation Claims

There’s a huge divide between the whistleblower’s view of a situation and the legal analyst’s view, says attorney Brad Cave of Holland & Hart LLP in Cheyenne, Wyoming—and editor of Wyoming Employment Law Letter. If employers can “put on the whistleblower’s hat,” he says, they may be able to significantly reduce the risk of a […]

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Nondisclosure Agreement

NLRA: Court Affirms Confidentiality Agreement Is Unlawful

Although confidentiality agreements that prohibit employees from discussing their salaries, benefits, or internal disciplinary investigations with other employees may sound reasonable, such policies generally violate federal labor law. A recent decision by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed that a Phoenix hospital’s confidentiality agreement was unlawfully restrictive of employees’ Section 7 rights under the […]

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DOL

Senate Confirms Acosta as U.S. Secretary of Labor

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor, by a vote of 60-38.   Eight Democrats joined the Republican majority in voting for President Trump’s nominee, completing Trump’s Cabinet just shy of his 100th day in office.

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Sexual Harassment

Lesson Learned from Bill O’Reilly’s Ouster: You Can’t Sweep Harassment Under the Rug

When Fox News paid some of the $13 million needed to settle sexual harassment claims made against O’Reilly Factor host Bill O’Reilly, it seemingly failed to fully address the problem. The company didn’t thoroughly investigate or take appropriate remedial action until there was public pressure to do so, according to news reports. Employment law attorneys […]

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