The recent high-profile sexual harassment accusations leading to public humiliation and terminations has highlighted the need for companies to properly train their supervisors and employees on what is and is not harassment. Just as these allegations are appearing on the front pages of newspapers, on October 4, 2017, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) launched […]
Recently, a divided Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that a restaurant worker who was fired for refusing to share tips with his coworkers can sue for wrongful discharge even though the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act (MFLSA) doesn’t expressly authorize such claims.
The Dallas office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently sued a local TV station for age discrimination. The station’s on-air traffic reporter who circled over Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) traffic resigned, and a replacement needed to be found. The replacement, a 24-year-old, was allegedly unqualified for the position. The EEOC claims that a very […]
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) operates under a fiscal year (FY) that runs from October 1 to September 30. An FY-end tradition for the agency is to file as many lawsuits as possible on or before September 30 so that they will count toward the statistical measures for the closing FY.
by Tom Daniel I have had the privilege of practicing labor and employment law in Alaska for 31 years. Over that time, the law has become more complex, and more laws than ever before now apply to the employment relationship. Here are some nonlegal principles I have learned that might help you avoid legal disputes […]
Usually after a termination, the first thing an angry former employee does is call an employment lawyer. Over the past few decades however, a growing number of disgruntled employees instead return and inflict bodily injury—or worse—on their former bosses or those the employee feels is responsible for his or her termination.
With workplace violence attacks becoming more prevalent in the US, organizations need to be prepared for worst-case scenarios. Attacks in the workplace average three deaths and up to 12 injuries per attack, and lawsuits average $500,000 with jury awards averaging $3 million. Worse yet, the loss of friends and colleagues in the workplace is devastating…and […]
Yesterday we looked at how half of the states and some employer interest groups filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Today, we present more details of their complaints and what it could mean for employers.
The HR Daily Advisor® is celebrating its 10-year anniversary! In honor of this special occasion, we’re rehashing the most popular HR Strange But True!
Special from SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition Mr. Please Sue Me, aka Hunter Lott, one of the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) top-rated speakers, entertained the large audience in his inimitable style, while providing many practical tips and suggestions for avoiding lawsuits.