Tag: Inc.


Balance Is Bullsh*t

I’ve asked quite a number of leaders whether there is such a thing as work/life balance. Almost all of them say “no” without hesitation. They agree there are times we’re present, we’re grounded, we’re in sync with what matters, and we’re in the zone, feeling all the joyous personal and professional satisfaction we’re looking for. […]


Benefits Litigation: Humana Case May Point to Oncoming Wave

Things are happening, and they portend an explosion of benefits litigation. Yes, this once-sleepy corner of the employment law forest is buzzing with news, and it came on March 1 from our very own U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas—in an en banc decision, which means all the appeals court […]

The Abominable Boss Man

In honor of Halloween, this post will address some of the many potential workplace issues in the Pixar film, Monsters, Inc.  If you’ve been living under a rock and have managed to not see this film (or its recent sequel), here’s a quick recap. A city called Monstropolis is inhabited by monsters and is powered […]

Todd Packer’s revenge

In last week’s episode, this blog’s all-time favorite character returned with gifts. And when I say “gifts,” I mean gifts for the writers of this blog; not so much for the Scranton branch. That’s right, Dunder Mifflin’s all-time leader in litigation liability for the company, Todd Packer, returned to the show for (what just has […]

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

What really motivates people at work? Is it money? Is it recognition? Not according to Daniel Pink. Pink, in his book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, maintains there are three things that truly motivate us: Autonomy – the freedom to choose task, time, technique, and team Mastery – the desire to get […]

The Checklist Manifesto

I had been thinking recently about the importance of a good “to do” list, so when I stumbled upon the Atul Gawande’s book The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right. I decided it was fate and bought a copy. Now I must admit, I had not heard anything about the book despite the fact […]

Supreme Court Makes Pivotal ADEA Decision

By Natalie Ramsey In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court recently rejected the mixed-motive framework for disparate treatment claims filed under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). In reaching this pivotal decision, the Court made it clear that the analysis for age discrimination isn’t subject to the one-size-fits-all mixed-motive analysis applied in Title […]

AT&T Pays $1.3 Million for Religious Discrimination

On July 31, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas entered a judgment against communications giant AT&T, Inc. The lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of two male customer service technicians who were suspended and fired for attending a Jehovah’s Witness convention. AT&T paid $1,307,597 to […]