HR POLL: Which federal employment law is costing you sleep right now?
When might firing a medicinal marijuana user be discriminatory?
“Spelling Bee Winner,” plus 30 other hella-dumb resume items.
Houston (Rockets), we have a problem: Twitter emoji gun violence.
“My religion or my job?” That’s a bad workplace question.
5 FMLA facts that may surprise even the most-seasoned HR pros
Booby scars, or don’t return from FMLA!
Protected conduct “can be as simple as telling a supervisor to stop.”
EEOC scores a major victory for transgender rights
For ADA and accommodating employee disabilities, think ‘Burger King’
Are there no limits to what employees can get away with on social media?
The Employment Law Blog Carnival: April Showers Edition #ELBC
Revealed! The EEOC’s new proposed wellness program rules.
Dude, you were fired for fellatio jokes, not your disability.
Remember, you guys. The “L” in FMLA stands for Leave.
Burn these job interview questions. Send ’em to hell!
The latest guidance for employers on telecommuting as an ADA accommodation
EEOC: U.S. Army’s bathroom restriction on transgender employee was sex discrimination
FAQ: When do you have to pay your employees for travel time? #FLSA
A white employee tossed banana peels at work, and HE claims discrimination. He might WIN too.
Can you refuse to hire someone for filing an FMLA lawsuit against a prior employer?
Noting “Health Reasons” on a termination form could indicate disability bias
NLRB ok’s one of the filthiest employee Facebook posts about a manager … evah!
Your ex-employee won’t tell you the password to your company’s LinkedIn page. Now what?
R.I.P. Baby Shane Metzgar
Pilot who ranted and raved mid-flight about a terrorist attack blames airline for allowing him to fly
Was the Ellen Pao gender bias trial a wakeup call or snooze for businesses?
The Employer Handbook takes on the world’s strangest job interview questions of 2015
The Supreme Court kinda sorta clarifies pregnancy accommodation rules at work
English-only rules may be discriminatory….and violate federal labor law too.
Does a company invade an employee’s privacy by accessing personal texts on a work-issued iPad?
When employees cash paychecks stamped “full payment,” are their OT claims waived?
March Madness has nothing on these hella-crazy workplace brackets
39 reasons why your employee handbook may violate the law
When does transferring an employee amount to discrimination?
Federal judge reincarnates atheist’s religious bias claims
#HR mistakes and how to address them
A biker gang enforcer lost his job…as a prison guard. #BikerGangEnforcerPrisonGuard
The teacher who feared young kids lost her ADA claim, you guys
Can you smack your sexual harasser, complain, and still claim retaliation?
Transgender employees and the so-called bathroom conundrum
1 slur + 1 knife to the testicles = 1 hostile work environment
Apparently, in Texas, your managers are allowed one free “Heil Hitler.”
GUEST POST: How Much Should You Really Know about Your Job Candidates?
Though employees may not balk at signing non-competes, the key is when to use them.
Let’s talk about pregnant-stripper bias. And BFOQs too. Mostly, BFOQs.
Ditch those inflexible leave policies, would you already? #FMLA #ADA #EEOC
When should you ask your job applicants about their religious beliefs?
The pharmacist who refused to give flu shots lost his age discrimination claim
EEOC takes a lickin’ on background checks; will keep on tickin’
A social media lesson to share with your workforce
Caught playing golf during his leave, court slices plaintiff’s ADEA claim
Tips You Need to Avoid Tipping Headaches
The Employment Law Blog Carnival: “Kick-Ass Action Movie Lines” Edition #ELBC
Consider requiring your new independent contractors to release employment claims
The school bus driver’s beer-drinking selfie on Facebook was a bad idea
Paid sick leave becomes the law in Philadelphia
Fired from her job, a “sleepy” “armed security guard” may have an ADA claim
Teen tweets complaint about new job, gets fired on Twitter before starting said job.
Must you pay an employee for mandatory alcohol treatment?
Don’t tolerate a supervisor’s racial slurs. Not even a few. Just don’t.
20 job interview pro tips revealed!
How a few missing employee handbook words may open your FMLA floodgates
FMLA hits home
Now THAT’s a good one! The most unique late-to-work excuses revealed.
No, really. Demanding an employee’s social security number isn’t religious discrimination
Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday. EEOC hung sex discrimination on you.
FACT OR FICTION: Snow + Office Closed = FMLA Day
One state is banning personal use of social media at work.
152,000 reasons for employers to consider discrimination with drug testing and haircuts
A hospital may have broken the law by NOT hiring a convicted meth dealer.
#SOTU and the #Workplace: A full debriefing of last night’s Presidential address
FACT OR FICTION: To protect a pregnant employee, a company can make her stay home.
He filed for custody of the kids; she filed a sexual harassment lawsuit
We now have an employee/independent contractor test in NJ for wage and hour
President Obama to push for paid sick leave for American workers
Court ok’s firing of employee who made “inappropriately intense” Facebook posts
I was right. This appellate court employment-law decision was one of the worst of 2014.
Saks claims transsexual discrimination is legal. And here’s why they’re probably right.
DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN
Thursday’s #SocialMedia and the #Workplace Hot List
If you employ progressive discipline, don’t slap your employees with a bearded dragon
SHRM, US Chamber, NAM, and other business groups sue to block new NLRB election rules
It’s prolly not retaliation when you fire an employee who masturbates in your parking lot
“Your Asperger’s got in the way of your ability to interact with your boss, and we are tired of it.”
Connect with @DilworthSocial on Twitter for 2015
If you have salespeople who take FMLA leave, drop everything and read this
The 5 compliance posts that grabbed HR’s attention in 2014
Does the Americans with Disabilities Act require a transfer away from a jerk boss?
Next year, best to skip the office holiday party eggnog chug-off
Will the PA Supreme Court revolutionize non-compete agreements?
Company overcomes its “ham-handed” ADA accommodation response, wins lawsuit
Firing an employee for showing up to work drunk doesn’t violate the FMLA, you guys
The December 2014 edition of the Employment Law Blog Carnival #ELBC
Ebola discrimination in your workplace, what the Department of Justice wants you to know.
Camouflage toilet paper is so last year. The most unusual workplace gifts of 2014.
Make a New Year’s Resolution to have union-avoidance training
NLRB: Your employees can use company email to badmouth you and unionize. Four reasons it’s no big deal.
Role reversal! EEOC must disclose its own background check policy to the employer it’s suing
The hella-best post you’ll read today on yesterday’s Supreme Court employee-pay opinion
Change a no-narcotics policy to accommodate an employee? No way!
Two Men + One Purple Nurple = Zero Sex Discrimination
I’ve got 99 problems but a holiday party lawsuit ain’t one…
Sixers win!!! (Plus, recap of oral argument in Young v. UPS)
Paid sick leave in Philly may be happening in 2015
Do you have a “super” anti-harassment contract with your employees?
Federal court permits discrimination against transgender employee
Black Friday HR-Dorkbuster!!! Silent ADA accommodation requests
What the EEOC plans to tell employers about wellness programs
Apparently, the ABA Journal received my large, white bag with the $ on it
An early holiday gift to my reader (readers?)
What you need to know about the FMLA (in a sweet infographic)
Telling an employee returning from open-heart surgery, “Don’t die at the desk” is bad. Very bad.
EEOC: Complaints of discrimination down big in FY14; Mediation rules!
Is it against the law to remote wipe an employee’s Candy Crush high score?
#WWHRD: You just discovered your employee’s angry racist Ferguson tweet
Train your supervisors not to shoot at those who complain about discrimination
In the County of Yolo, 100 hugs and a painfully awkward kiss aren’t sexual harassment #YOLO
Can you fire an employee who posts Nazi propaganda on Facebook?
Five great resources for HR about employing veterans
Sexting, flirting, but no sexual harassment here.
Accommodating a disabled employee generally does not require displacing another
Check out the EEOC’s playbook for combatting LGBT discrimination
85,000 reasons to nix inflexible employee-leave policies
An app to stop employees like #AlexFromTarget from checking work email
Under the ADA, is talking an essential job function for an HR Specialist?
Employee lawfully fired after making “shoot them all” Facebook threats
Yes, what you say on Facebook can cost you a job offer
HR CHEATSHEET: When an employee texts you from an Ebola quarantine tent
Tweet today with the EEOC about the Americans with Disabilities Act #EEOC4NDEAM
Social media blunders cost a chef and a chief their jobs
Think an employee is faking sick? Check social media.
Court gives cold shoulder to frostbite as an ADA disability
The employer who wanted to “bring color” into the workplace; brought lot$a green to the plaintiff instead
Is it legal for the EEOC to send 1,330 emails to your employees at work?
You’d think emailing FMLA paperwork would be ok. Yeah, you’d think that.
The one thing HR can’t afford to do if an employee reports a noose
The Employment Law Blog Carnival: Halloween Edition #ELBC
Read this before you ask an entry-level worker to sign a non-competition agreement
Everything HR must know about the Supreme Court’s ’14-15 docket
Getting fired for bringing a gun to work probably isn’t discrimination
Read this before you revoke a job offer in Pennsylvania based on criminal history
Federal appellate court foils the age discrimination claims of “Superman”
EEOC, NLRB & Me: Mark your calendars for November 12, you guys
Remember that a duty to accommodate may exist after childbirth
The importance of having clear employment policies…and following them
The Supreme Court completes my religious discrimination superfecta
Can crosses on holiday party invitations create a hostile work environment?
A Monday Night Football lesson on workplace religious accommodations
The religious bias case of the Jehovah’s Witness officer who refused to use a gun
Court: It’s ok to try to hit a co-worker with your car after grabbing her crotch (twice)
The #EEOC makes history by filing its first ever transgender-discrimination lawsuits
The Workplace Risks (and Rewards) of Social Media
An orgasm on a treadmill explodes an employee’s FMLA claim
Hitler jokes from supervisors of German descent are, oh, what’s the word?
EEOC’s attack on garden-variety severance agreements suffers a potentially MAJOR setback
A company so concerned about an employee with cancer….it fired her?!?
House Democrats seek to breathe new life into ENDA
Some Senate Republicans seek to reinvent the National Labor Relations Board
New House bills seek to slow the EEOC’s roll
What employers need to know about “subtle bias” before it becomes an in-your-face lawsuit
How swift response to racial slurs and graffiti defused a discrimination claim
The sleepy, old man with old ideas may have an age discrimination claim
EEOC takes on fitness-for-duty medical releases; how to avoid the crosshairs.
A restaurant posted LeSean McCoy’s receipt on its Facebook page
Apparently, the ADA requires accommodating an employee’s anger issues with a Shih Tzu named “Sugar Bear”
Final Score: HIPAA 1 – Retaliation 0
Philadelphia now requires breastfeeding protections for local employees
Court won’t let jury see plaintiff’s trial-victory prediction on Facebook
How to curse out your boss on Facebook … and get away with it!
Same-sex training. Ok or discrimination?
Here’s why you provide a list of essential job functions when approving FMLA
Please stand by…
I’m on trial. (You know, my real job).
Court: Title VII prohibits retaliation based on good-faith complaint of sexual-orientation harassment
Will the EEOC become more employer-friendly in the Fall?
Yes, you can fire an employee who discloses a disability at his termination meeting
The Employment Law Blog Carnival: Instagram Edition #ELBC
NJ Gov. Christie vetoes bill to protect unemployed job hunters
NLRB may encourage your employees to file OSHA, FLSA claims too
This may be the worst lie ever told on a resumé. Like ever.
NJ Gov. Christie signs ban-the-box legislation
An employer-defendant argued that cancer — CANCER!!! — is not an ADA disability
New Hampshire becomes the latest state to pass a social media workplace law
FMLA 101: Don’t make an employee work during leave. Just don’t.
Court says having to pee uncontrollably is not an ADA disability
Guess why dude lost his ADA failure-to-accommodate claim. (Hint: he didn’t ask for one).
Here’s the wrong way to deliver FMLA notices to employees
Learn all about religious accommodations in the workplace today at 2:00 PM EDT
Inappropriate Facebook videos, comments doom an employee’s discrimination claims
FACT OR FICTION: The ADA requires all employers to offer light duty.
Disclosing an employee’s medical info on Facebook is hella-stupid
Two years ago, no one gave this a second thought.
Court: No First Amendment right for teacher to trash students online
Is it discrimination to favor a workplace shortie (shawtie?) over her male subordinates?
EEOC shows no goodwill to Goodwill Industries: $100K for retaliation
#TBT The Employer Handbook seeks your feedback
Real and Spectacular! A true Seinfeld-ian claim of sexual harassment
Requesting an accommodation means more than saying, “I’m disabled.”
Today, President Obama will sign an Executive Order banning LGBT discrimination
Can a NJ company legally shorten the statute of limitations on employment claims?
Court: No need to accommodate employee who shows up drunk on Mike’s Hard Lemonade
Another PA court concludes that “fluctuating workweek” is dead in PA
5 HR Essentials from the #EEOC’s New Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance
What LeBron’s return teaches employers about accommodating the Mark of the Beast
Survey reveals the top social media faux pas that doom job applicants
Court: Pregnancy discrimination can still occur four months after childbirth
Six degrees of Kevin Bacon, err, social media and the workplace
All that for a bag of chips: Walgreens pays $180K to settle ADA claim
Why employee use of social media “off the clock” may still impact your workplace
The importance of communication during FMLA leave
Dating app maker Tinder sued for, you guessed it, sexual harassment
3 ways the #HobbyLobby decision affects your workplace
Black man claims a paint company’s paint is racist and he was fired for complaining
Supreme Court: President Obama botched those NLRB recess appointments
Score? US Men’s Soccer’s permission slip so your employees can miss work today
#SHRM14 updates from the best of the bloggerati
Nooses, n-words, and confederate flags, but no discrimination #shrm14
What HR should know about same-sex marriage and the FMLA #SHRM14
Survey reveals the top workplace productivity killers (Hint: one rhymes with “mocial sedia”)
#SHRM14: Let’s grab coffee (you’re buying)
3d Cir: No FMLA interference where employee receives all leave requested
President Obama to ban LGBT discrimination by federal contractors — eventually
EEOC sues a nonprofit that assists the disabled for, yep, disability discrimination
Apparently, you can curse your boss out and still keep your job
If you have questions today about FMLA/ADA leave issues, I’ve got your hook up
The firefighter afraid of fighting fires loses his ADA claim. Right, you guys? Right?!?
Ban the box is one step closer to becoming law throughout New Jersey
Court: Two butt grabs from a male boss would not offend an objectively, reasonable female
A lawyer is literally starving himself to raise awareness for social media firings
Employment at-will trumps the 2nd Amendment (Yes, you can fire the employee who shoots a gun at work)
Dust off that resume when your students really “like” that Facebook post of your face on a beer label
Just how badly did a federal appellate court trash extended leave as a reasonable accommodation?
For the love of God, bar owners! Train your employees not to liken beer to domestic violence.
An ADA accommodation just has to be reasonable — not the employee’s first choice
Two more states just made it illegal for employers to demand social media passwords
The Employment Law Blog Carnival: Small Business Edition #ELBC
Firing a sick employee just before she is FMLA-eligible is very risky
How yesterday’s federal court strike of PA’s same-sex marriage ban affects employers
Three employees fired for posing at work in KKK garb and makeshift crosses claim discrimination. Yep.
Should U.S. employers provide “paid menstrual leave”?
Tennessee has a social media workplace privacy law now, y’all
PA Superior Court closes non-competition-agreement loophole
You’ve heard of the “one-free-grope” rule. How about the “two-free-slurs” rule?
My employee deleted all of her work emails and quit. Can I sue her for that?
Minimum wage bump coming for employees of many Philly contractors
Survey shows that working moms earns less, but are satisfied with their jobs
Social media in the workplace: what’s legal; what’s not? #nextchat
Yes, you can have a hostile work environment based on sexual stereotyping.
Your contractor is a sexual harasser? You may still be on the hook.
FACT OR FICTION: There is such a thing as a reverse-disability claim?
Withdrawing a job offer because of an applicant’s prior injury may violate the ADA
GUEST POST: 4 Overtime Myths Debunked
Apparently, selling “Wake The [expletive] Up” coffee raises the “for cause” termination bar
Teacher can’t return to work two weeks after maternity leave ends, but may have an ADA claim
Plaintiff demands that a court order her alleged sexual harasser to photograph his penis for inspection
I ran my mouth for an hour and six minutes about the FMLA/ADA interplay
ALJ strikes social media policy disclaimer for work-related speech
Sixth Circuit redefines the “workplace” when considering attendance as an ADA essential job function
As of Sunday, Philadelphia businesses without this workplace poster are breaking the law
There is no right to be completely left alone while on FMLA leave
Employment Law Blog Carnival – Pick Your Holiday Edition
The ADA may require companies to accommodate employee theft. Yep, stealing.
What are employers doing about employees who do their taxes — at work!?!
This is one badass labor and employment law roundtable
A 79-year-old teacher was fired for refusing to unfriend her students on Facebook
What’s hot at the EEOC? Plus, a legal roadmap for managing the aging workforce.
Playing golf and having sex are major life activities under the ADA
ACA Update: Why Your Company Should Be Tracking Employees’ Hours Now
Announcing The Employer Handbook LinkedIn Group
3d Cir. on FLSA successor-in-interest liability. Or, as I like to put it, “No Blog Hits” Day
2 million reasons to avoid the EEOC’s same-sex-harassment crosshairs
A post about David Crosby, alcohol, and the ADA
When the supervisor offers an employee $$$ to have sex with his wife, that’s not gender bias, you guys
The guy who was fired for peeing in a cup in front of his co-worker claims disability discrimination
About last night…
Wages aren’t confidential, you guys. Your employees can discuss them.
FACT OR FICTION: You must provide FMLA to someone who “potentially” qualifies for it
Court reasons that unreasonably withdrawing a reasonable accommodation is reason for employee to win ADA suit
Plaintiff-employee destroys Facebook posts about her case; court destroys her
This may just be the greatest union-avoidance banner evah!
The March Edition of the Employment Law Blog Carnival is LIVE!!!
That’s what she said: How to navigate the pitfalls of the FCRA
Democrats seek to undo 2013 Supreme Court ruling defining workplace “supervisor”
Is it unreasonable to tell your boss to stop sexually harassing you?
What is it exactly that President Obama wants to do to the FLSA?
What the EEOC wants companies to know about social media and employment discrimination
FACT OR FICTION: An FMLA-eligible employee can decline FMLA leave
VIDEO: Justin Bieber is a smug and very arrogant deponent
Check out the new EEOC guidance on workplace religious accommodations
Accessing Your Employee’s Social Media Accounts May Violate Federal Law
Employee wins sexual harassment case. (Employee is a prostitute)
CHEATSHEET: How to pay employees for Daylight Savings Time work
The National Football League’s proposed “N”-word penalty: too far, or not far enough?
Choking a female co-worker and telling her she likes it rough could be sexual harassment
Daughter’s Facebook post costs dad $80k employment settlement
I’m using pitcher Carlos Martinez’s porn-filled Twitter feed to teach you a social-media-and-the-workplace lesson.
Mohawks in the workplace aren’t gay. Stupid, but not gay.
Requiring a doctor’s note for each FMLA absence may be unlawful
Employees who social network at work for 20 minutes are happier — and no less productive
“May it please the Court. Being overweight is just like having a neon-green mohawk.”
Well, that’s a messed up workplace religious accommodation request
Does the ADA require accommodating a graveyard shift employee with insomnia?
Bad things happen when management laments to HR that black people are ugly
3 minor leaguers claim Major League Baseball violated the Fair Labor Standards Act
FACT OR FICTION: Snow + Office Closed = FMLA Day
Are lots of your severance agreements retaliatory? EEOC says yes.
An employee sued her employer for involuntary servitude. Yep, slavery.
New Philadelphia law requires accommodations for pregnant employees
New bill in Congress will revamp FMLA to cover smaller employers
NLRB renews its effort to expedite union elections
Employee claims discrimination, then her friend gets fired. Is that retaliation?
Husband’s “kill list” is your green light to fire an employee on FMLA
GUEST POST: Six Tips for Employers Filing for an H-1B Visa
The hella-worst job interview blunders evah!
Employee’s sexual harassment claims advance to trial because boobs
What happens in Vegas, becomes an FMLA claim. Really.
The Supreme Court on FLSA, donning, doffing, and Daft Punk!
FACT OR FICTION: A temporary disability may be an ADA disability
NJ now bans discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions
The guy fired for grab-ass at work may have been discriminated against
Social media? Anti-harassment? No workplace policy can prevent something this stupid…
GUEST POST: What legal rights do unpaid interns have?
Why a single kiss could have one employer in boiling hot legal water
And we have an early contender for worst employment-law decision of 2014
GUEST POST: HR Department of One
Joely Caroline Meyer
Maybe Facebook can’t tell you if a candidate is worth hiring, after all
ADA leave requests may be verbal or written, just not telepathic
GUEST POST: Flexible Work Location for FLSA-Exempt Employees
Judge slashes jury award for black plaintiff called the “N”-word — by her black boss
EEOC thrashes Scientologist employer that allegedly made workers scream at ashtrays
“Rise before The Employer Handbook; kneel before The Employer Handbook!”
New Year’s Resolution: Social media training for your workforce
The most clicked, hella-best HR-compliance updates from 2013!!!
A general manager may have to pay his employer’s wage-and-hour debts
Teacher fired over Facebook groping photo could get her job back
So your public relations executive just tweeted a racist joke that went viral…
Last day to vote for The Employer Handbook as a top employment-law blog
PA Gov. Corbett announces support for ban on LGBT workplace discrimination
Proposed bill banning credit checks on employees and applicants reintroduced
Telling an employee her “big fat ass needs to concentrate on losing weight” is not discrimination
New bill in Congress would provide paid family and medical leave
Your President/CEO may have to pay your company’s wage and hour debts herself
GUEST POST: Hidden Substance Use at Work
FACT OR FICTION: Employers may discriminate based on family status
Camouflage toilet paper and 9 of the other most unusual coworker holiday gifts
Must an employer ask if a disability is causing poor job performance?
GUEST POST: What HR needs to know about how immigration law impacts firing decisions
HR’s 2013 Performance Review (via SHRM’s #nextchat)
Employers may force employees not to file class actions
Pregnancy isn’t a workplace disability, but how about morning sickness?
Employee legally fired for complaining on Facebook about the boss’ “creapy hands”
ABA Journal names The Employer Handbook a top law blog (again)! #TeamHandbook
Woman fired after getting sniffed by men 24 times may have a retaliation claim
To all the employers too gun-shy to fire an employee on the day she returns from FMLA leave
FACT OR FICTION: Giving a part-time employee full-time hours may be FMLA retaliation?
Welcome to the Employment Law Blog Carnival: Hollywood Villains Edition
EEOC focusing on national-origin discrimination — what employers need to know
The prison guard who left the work-release inmates unattended lost his discrimination claim
NLRB ok’s firing of two employees who trashed their company on Facebook
New bill in PA House would erase many local paid-sick-leave laws
“Drug-Free Workplace Policy Builder” from the Department of Labor
Placing do-not-hire notes in personnel files of employees who file EEOC charges is dumb
The ADA still requires a plaintiff to show that he has a “disability”
ENDA — a bill banning LGBT workplace discrimination — passes the Senate
NJ votes to increase minimum wage to $8.25
No pants in the office leads to sexual harassment claims, you guys.
Senate on the brink of approving bill to improve LGBT workplace rights
“My fake eye was falling out of its socket,” and 12 other wild missed-work excuses
FACT OR FICTION: You can ban employees from consuming alcohol — even off the clock.
The Boston Red Sox are the 2013 World Series Champions!!!
Let’s play: What did Senator Harry Reid say to affect your workplace?
Philadelphia bill would require companies to accommodate pregnant employees
Facebook photo gets female employee fired; male employee merely reprimanded
How not to respond when an employee complains about sexual harassment
Court rules that company need not allow mass unscheduled prayer breaks
New Jersey Recognizes Same Sex Marriages – Why it Matters for Pennsylvania Employers
New NJ bill targets pregnancy and childbirth discrimination
Nearly half of employers investigate job applicants online
Does the FLSA require paying employees who wait in security lines at work?
An employer is not required to change supervisors as an ADA accommodation
That’s what they said: Social media and the workplace and the lawsuits
EEOC sues over failure to accommodate the Mark of the Beast
NY Court: Indefinite leave may be a reasonable accommodation for disabilities
FACT OR FICTION: FMLA and workers’ compensation may run concurrently
Must an ADA requested accommodation correlate to an essential job function?
Employee — a grown man for God’s sake — claims he was fired for being a brony
Court destroys my “Ravishing Rick Rude” theory of same-sex harassment
Court holds that anxiety from possibly getting fired is an ADA disability.
Fan gets fired for playing hooky to maintain his Yankee Stadium attendance streak
New PA bill would make the Commonwealth a right-to-work state
Woman’s Kanye-inspired “take this job and shove it” video goes viral. Would YOU hire her?
The golden rule of accommodating employees under the ADA
Telling an employee to “focus on her health” is not disability discrimination
6 keys to having your age discrimination release hold up in court
Employee asks court to stop company from making her work Saturdays
Court ok’s firing EAP employee upset with company’s workplace investigation
Does the ADA mandate transfer preferences for disabled employees?
Your resume is in Klingon, plus 11 other ways not to impress the hiring manager
That’s what they said: Facebook “Like” under the First Amendment, same-sex marriage benefits, plus a carnival
DOL provides guidance on home care workers and law firm internships
How ordering cheesesteaks can help employers with disability-accommodation requests
Lady Gaga may owe her former assistant a lot of unpaid OT
Body shots + booty shorts + live office sex = no sexual harassment
EEOC Commissioner Feldblum provides answers on obesity as an ADA disability
Waitress suspended for posting racist customer receipt on Facebook
A supervisor’s swine flu death wish on an older employee leads to an age bias claim
GUEST POST: Three keys to maximizing your onboarding success
Under the ADA, even a 15-minute task may be an essential job function
Jury awards $280K to black female called N-word — by her black boss
New NJ law bans retaliation against employees asked to give pay information
NJ passes a business-friendly workplace social media privacy law
What employers should know about the ADA and fitness-for-duty exams
Enforce your employee call-in/notice requirements — even for FMLA leave
FACT OR FICTION: Permanent light duty is an ADA reasonable accommodation
That’s what they said: Solving your Labor Day employee-pay issues
Paula Deen discrimination lawsuit dismissed after parties settle
DOL offers the definitive word on FMLA and same-sex marriage. Kinda sorta.
Four easy ways to break the law by viewing an employee’s Facebook posts
Employment Law Blog Carnival: The Back-to-School Edition
New PA bill would ban sexual orientation, gender identity discrimination
Breaking Bad: The Lost Episode (the one about Jesse’s ADA lawsuit)
What could possibly go wrong with a sham workplace investigation?
When it comes to ADA accommodations, reasonable is good enough
A woman sharing topless photos at work prolly isn’t an invitation to grope her
Paula Deen beats the race-discrimination claims that crushed her
In its war on background checks, the EEOC loses a major early battle
Hiring managers share 10 awesome job pitches, and 10 epic fails!
Few courts award w/c to the drunk, pot-smoker, who falls on his head while peeing
It’s THIS easy to be considered disabled under the ADA
Want a really stupid adjective to use on an employee’s performance review?
Judge dismisses “Borgata Babes'” claims of weight discrimination
Man pays court-ordered settlement in quarters — 600,000 of them!
GUEST POST: Six key aspects of an employee wellness program
Senate confirms five members to the National Labor Relations Board
An employee who sleeps on the job may still be qualified under the ADA
“You can take your proposal and shove it up your ass and fire me and I’ll see you in court.”
Survey underscores gap in employer/employee BYOD privacy expectations
Princeton study reveals that older employees face “subtle bias” in the workplace
900,000 reasons not to judge a book by its cover
Who fires the 68-year-old right after her great performance review?
Facebook “tagging” adds a new wrinkle to social media discovery
NJ victims of domestic violence, sexual assault can now get leave from work
That’s what they said: Lotsa NLRB news, and an employment-law carnival
How 3 NFL players’ mea culpa will improve your social media policy
GUEST POST: 3 ways to avoid Macy’s recent immigration workplace problems
Iowa S. Ct.: Upon review, firing the attractive female was not sex discrimination
The unintended consequences of a new social media workplace law
One step closer to federally-protected LGBT rights in the workplace
Obesity as a workplace disability? One court bucks the trend and says no.
Following homophobic slur, NHL player quits Twitter
The six social media faux pas that may cost you that big job
The one about the porta-potty harassment
YYYOUCH! Employee fired for refusing Brazilian wax claims sex discrimination.
George Zimmerman trial lessons: How not to use social media
No non-compete in the offer letter, but here’s a way to enforce one…
Iowa S. Ct. to reconsider if it’s legal to fire an employee for her irresistible attraction
Supreme Court DOMA ruling “In Plain English”; impact on employers
Employee teased with small penis jokes has a viable sexual harassment claim
Supreme Court delivers two — count ’em TWO — wins for employers
When a hostile work environment isn’t a hostile work environment
Yo 11: Nevada now has a social media workplace privacy law too
Paula Deen didn’t exactly deny those allegations of race discrimination
28 ways to avoid breaking the law when hiring summer interns
The ADA way to require psych counseling for an employee
Grab-ass in the workplace may be sexual harassment, you guys
Can height be a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act?
The most cockamamie excuse evah for firing a pregnant employee
#SHRM13 ROLL CALL!!!
Does firing a law firm associate for discussing wages violate federal labor law?
The ethical tightrope of social media as a litigation tool
“What do you mean, ‘you people’?”
Not for Teacher: Court denies request to miss Tuesdays for Sabbath
Tough HR issues: ADA and extending a leave of absence
Firing a woman for lactating at work is against the law
Supreme Court passes on ADA transfer accommodation case
Employee alleges he got the “Office Space,” claims age discrimination
New federal bill would expand FLSA to protect salaried new moms
Oregon has a new workplace social media law. Is a federal law next?
Employee posts “FIRE ME…Make my day…” on Facebook. And guess what?
Washington is the 9th state with a social media workplace privacy law
EEOC talks employer wellness programs; provides an ADA Q&A
Ha Ha! You pulled my pants down! Now I’m suing you for sexual harassment.
New Philly law rewards employers for health benefits to LGBT employees
GUEST POST: Wage Theft Quietly Becoming a Major Problem in Today’s Workplace
I miss my mom
3d Cir: Obama NLRB recess appointments (Becker too) were unconstitutional
Colorado now has a social media workplace privacy law too
FMLA for same-sex couples? Possibly. But, a carnival? Definitely!
Court orders re-hiring a teacher who wished her students a watery death
Horniest boss ever? His employee still can’t prove sexual harassment.
House passes bill permitting employees to swap OT for comp time
Appeals Court: NLRB union-rights poster violates free-speech rights
NJ Gov. Christie vetoes proposed workplace social media law
Fact or Fiction: It’s ok to fire an employee for pro-union Facebook posts to NON-employees
“At your age, David, you hadn’t even thought about retiring?”
A record-setting EEOC verdict, and a judge puns about strip clubs
Wooooo pig sooie! Arkansas gets a workplace social media privacy law
Third Circuit says VIPs cannot sue for Title VII discrimination
GUEST POST: How To Deal With Workplace Bullying As An Employer
Will Congress finally greenlight LGBT rights in the workplace?
Irresistible attraction, three-ways, and more fun and games
I’ll take Supreme Court Justices on retaliation for $500, Alex.
Congress blocks proposed ban on requests for employee social media passwords
GUEST POST: How Tech Creates Add’l Challenges in Today’s Workplace
SURVEY: Should you friend your boss on Facebook?
Breaking Bad? NM is the 6th state to pass social media workplace law
RIP: Philadelphia Paid Sick Leave Bill
Employee caught in a pick, Supreme Court scratches her FLSA claims
Information on how you can help Boston #PrayForBoston
Four ways to successfully defend an Equal Pay Act claim
Remove my stitches! And 14 other all-time crazy requests from the boss
Fired and told “you’re a little too old for your job,” Old Rose LOSES her age-bias claim
An employee using the “honest belief” doctrine in a bias case? As if!
Even rarely performed job functions may be “essential” under the ADA
The importance of addressing sex stereotyping in the workplace
I was attacked by a bear! — and 8 other lame excuses for being late to work
Are Flounder from Animal House and Left Ear from The Italian Job “disabled”?
FireMe! app outs Twitter users who talk smack about their jobs
Tips from Facebook on getting discovery of a plaintiff’s Facebook page
Leave as an ADA reasonable accommodation; when is enough…enough?
Utah becomes the fifth state with a workplace social-media privacy law
POLL RESULTS: Here’s what you said about the #Donglegate firing
Feeling “maybe overworked” is not an FMLA “serious health condition”
POLL: Was the #Donglegate firing fair?
Employee gets fired for tweeting complaints about discrimination
Firing for *&$%-laced Facebook post is not reverse-race discrimination, you guys
STUDY: Your social media policy hits the right legal issues, but…
It’s the March edition of The Employment Law Blog Carnival
Supreme Court to tackle age discrimination
Is rejecting a sexual advance, without reporting it, protected activity?
That’s what he said: The infamous Eagle v. Morgan LinkedIn case is ovah!
GUEST POST: A guide to creating a comfortable workplace
NLRB to ask Supreme Court to review its latest recess appointments
100% pure settlement offer? If not, it may be ADMISSIBLE … AT … TRIAL!
An EEOC complaint is not your free pass to goof off at work
New FMLA requirements on posters and notices start today
In 77 tweets, what employers can learn about EEOC enforcement #EEOCHR
CHEATSHEET: How to pay employees for Daylight Savings Time work
New federal bill would ban credit checks on employees and applicants
New federal bill would expand FMLA to cover part-time employees
How can the EEOC improve? Tweet your feedback with hashtag #QCP
GUEST POST: The Budding Burden of BYOD – Legal Issues Abound
A new workplace social-networking privacy bill surfaces in Philly
Repeatedly discussing your employee’s sex life with her is bad, you guys.
Yahoo! has a new no-telecommuting rule. Here’s why it may be unlawful.
@Eric_B_Meyer on DriveThruHR #dthr
8 employee-handbook tips from Django Unchained. Yes, seriously.
Supreme Court to determine what “clothes” are under the FLSA.
Manager’s drunk Facebook threats + Boss’s Buddha blogging = retaliation claim?
GUEST POST: The ADA and Test-Taking
Bitter Barista blogs his way out of job by smack-talking customers, boss
Will Congress expand FMLA to include bereavement leave?
Keep an eye out for a new paid-sick-leave bill in Congress
Pennsylvania nears a game-changing whistleblower-law amendment
Facebook photos from a Mexican vacation foil an employee’s FMLA claims
Paid Sick Leave In Philadelphia – Round 2
Employees who no-call/no-show for a month lose FMLA lawsuits
National Right to Work? Plus, SCOTUS to take up Obama recess appointments
Case of Borat Discrimination for Make Benefit Glorious Resources of Humans
GUEST POST: Shocking Consequences of Social Media In The Workplace
New bill in PA would prohibit unemployment discrimination
Employee posts “I wish I could get fired” on Facebook. Guess what happened?
Discrimination claims drop in ’12; The Employer Handbook go BOOM!
OMG! Must we grant our employee’s religious-accommodation request?
Holy smokes! As in, up in smoke for Obama’s Labor Board selections
The 25 CRAZAZIEST job-interview questions of 2013
New app promises to sanitize your employees’ Facebook pages
Fact or Fiction: Your employee’s nasty facial scar may be a disability
Supreme Court to decide how an employee must prove Title VII retaliation
Where do WEDGIES fit into your progressive discipline policy?
Court ok’s firing teacher who called students ‘future criminals’ on Facebook
Who are YOU to tell ME that I’m not offended by sexual harassment?!?
HOW TO: Properly address disability accommodation when hiring
School-bus driver calls student “little bitch” on Facebook, gets fired, and sues?!?
ADA reasonable accommodations for these Looney Tunes
Court countenances canning complainers of consensual canoodling
3 essential FMLA tools for your HR-compliance arsenal
This is my new go-to social-media-discovery judicial opinion
By far, the WORST job in America (allegedly, of course)
Religious accommodation required for an employee’s veganism? Maybe.
The Employer Handbook turns 2; and the NLRB keeps hatin’ on employers
With employers like THIS, it’s gonna be a busy 2013 for the lawyers.
Michigan is now the fourth state to protect employee online privacy
My 5 best posts of 2012, as selected by the world’s best readers*
It’s legal to fire a female employee because of her “irresistible attraction”
Federal employee receives a 5-page written warning for . . . farting?!?
6 EEOC priorities over the next 4 years and the impact on your business
Swine flu as an ADA disability? What would Ozzy and Sharon say?
Pay it forward: HR and Employment-law style
Does the law require transfers for employees seeking medical treatment?
When can an employer require an exempt employee to take unpaid leave?
How Employer Words and Actions Can Make FMLA Apply, Even When It Doesn’t
If your employee did THIS on Facebook, what would you do?
New “Top Jobs for 2013″ list will make many of my readers VERY happy
Fact or Fiction: Breaks/lunch taken at work may qualify for FMLA
HO HO NO! Facebook comments get Santa Claus fired…twice!
HR testifies that employee firing was FMLA retaliation (you read that right)
HR’S 2012 performance review #nextchat
I can’t believe you missed these workplace blockbusters, you guys!
EEOC: Bar claimed males like their Sunday servers sans embryo
“Younger people are the future” comment creates age-bias claim
Boy meets girl, dates girl, breaks up, calls girl “whore,” gets fired, sues for discrimination
Christian employee + Ramadan bagel party = hostile work environment?
That’s what he said: SCOTUS hears argument on who is a “supervisor”
The most blunt same-sex sexual harassment judicial opinion…evah!
If your employees did THIS on Facebook, what would you do?
Carnival of HR: Cyber Monday Edition
Four lessons employers can learn from the Petraeus scandal
Racially hostile work environment? Depends on which “n”-word.
Confession & Profession: When a co-worker overshares…
Social Media SHOW (and Tell)
Employment Law Blog Carnival: Hollywood Casting Call Edition
That’s what he said: Attorney Tips for Seeking Social Media Discovery
Obama’s re-election evokes ugly Facebook-racism from some employees
Guest Post: 5 Basics Every Employer Should Know about the ADA
Facebook pics of employee boozing at a festival ruin her FMLA claim
Paying banana boxes of food as OT is not an a-peeling option
2 tips to help your social media policy withstand NLRB scrutiny
SURVEY: When it comes to politics at work, mum’s the word
It’s not disability discrimination when you don’t know about the disability.
NLRB breathes new life into your “at-will” employment disclaimers
You be the judge: Can this employer enforce its general release?
Salty about Sandy: 20 Hurricane tweets from your employees
An HR guide to the workplace implications of Hurricane Sandy
GUEST POST: 5 Disability-Discrimination-Law Basics for Employers
New equal-rights rules for NJ employers take effect next month
Fact or Fiction: FMLA covers a tummy-tuck procedure
What happens in Vegas, becomes an FMLA claim
Employee’s Twitter hatin’ costs him unemployment benefits
10 excuses for missing work that are more creative than yours
144 “N”-words, but black employees can’t prove they were offended
Fact or Fiction: Opposing an employee’s u/c request may be Title VII retaliation
Everything’s bigger in Texas. Even the Facebook stupidity.
172 resources to up employment flexibility in your workplace
Psst…there’s a hella-good new blog for HR and employment law
Utilityman can’t climb utility poles, but has ADA claim against utility company
Does the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act cover lost LinkedIn business opportunities?
Go jump in the lake! (and then sue for race discrimination)
Five pending Supreme Court cases for HR, In-House & the C-Suite to follow
GUEST POST: 3 Reasons to Consider Job Applicants with Online Degrees
$$$ reasons to have a second-language anti-harassment policy
New bill would require accommodations for pregnant employees
In its first Facebook-firing decison, the NLRB backs an employer
CA enacts workplace social media protections; NJ gets closer
Rapper’s Delight: Lil Wayne gives a deposition for the ages [VIDEO]
What one employment-law question would you ask Paul Ryan?
What one employment-law question would you ask Joe Biden?
What one employment-law question would you ask Mitt Romney?
What one employment-law question would you ask President Obama?
Telecommuting as an ADA accommodation: Maybe; maybe not
NLRB’s 1st social media ruling: Slams Costco policy; greenlights defamation
That moment right before the pain begins: an EEOC subpoena
Want 5 court-approved workplace anti-harassment tips? Read this…
GUEST POST: Hiring obstacles that the web poses to college grads
Yo, Boss! Did you say “Spacebook” and “Tweeter”?
Is an employee with managerial duties “similarly situated” to a manager?
Is “casual conversation” of a parent’s health enough to trigger FMLA?
Court grants access to plaintiff’s social media in discrimination case
POLL: Your employees post THIS YouTube video. What do you do?
“How can I keep the white girl?”
Save the turtles, skip poison ivy, vote The Employer Handbook!
Ethics charges for two lawyers over Facebook friending a litigant
ADA does not require indefinite break from essential job functions
GUEST POST: Why Hiring Managers Must Verify College Degrees
Kiss the “fluctuating workweek” OT method goodbye in PA
No ADA accommodations required for non-disabled employees
PA: Forced reinstatement of a sexual harasser violates public policy
New model jury rules specifically address use of social media
FMLA may require you to adjust employee performance standards
GUEST POST: FMLA & ADA: Never the twain shall meet? (Part II)
GUEST POST: FMLA & ADA: Never the twain shall meet? (Part I)
Pierce Cameron Meyer
D-I-S-M-I-S-S-E-D! Court punts Playboy-posing cheerleader’s bias claims.
Horseshoes, hand grenades and….FMLA eligibility?
Employer wins lawsuit despite a “pattern of systematic sexual harassment”
The 3rd Circuit’s new FLSA joint-employment test…in HAIKU
Peanut butter cups for everyone! Thank you, Third Circuit!
There are employee perks. And then there are Google-employee perks…
Appeals court revives disability bias claims of one-handed bus driver
What do Ravishing Rick Rude and sex discrimination have in common?
Facebooking about “naked Twister” may doom one’s sexual harassment claims
Can the words “Emergency Room” trigger an FMLA request?
413,000 reasons for HR to avoid inconsistent employee discipline
Snoop Dog becomes Snoop Lion! And news of a new employee Facebook law
A scary NLRB decision threatening the integrity of workplace investigations
“An employee walks into a hospital wearing a Jesus lanyard…”
HR Manager emails bolster employee’s ADEA and FMLA claims
Big changes coming to the Mine Safety and Health Act?
Egyptian-born FBI agent + post-9/11 transfer = discrimination claim
Fact or Fiction: The ADA requires creating a new job for a disabled employee
Recipient of nasty racial slurs from an office friend loses bias claim
The EEOC’s subpoena power is crazazy broad. Wooo!!!
Booby trapped! No break time for nursing employee; no lawsuit either.
It’s the July Edition of the Employment Law Blog Carnival!
To minimize FMLA lawsuits, hire slow and fire fast (before the FMLA request)
Retaliatory voodoo, Courtney Love, and lots of unpaid $$$
Breaking stupid: A hella-dumb Facebook invasion-of-privacy claim
TIP: Remind your employees to update Facebook privacy settings
PA to require public-works contractors & subcontractors to use E-Verify
It’s tough to prove age bias after getting caught sleeping on the job
HR 101: Don’t suggest “No More Hysterectomies” to a woman on FMLA
U.S. Department of Labor has a new FMLA guide and webinar
NJ reaffirms that officers may be personally liable for unpaid wages
Pennsylvania to relax OT requirements for hospitals
PA bill will protect privacy of employee social media passwords
Paid sick leave now in effect in Philadelphia
Healthcare, what? Eyeball 3 other pending employment law bills
One roughneck’s life: sex jokes, gay innuendo, all legal.
Beer muscles and a #SHRM12 lesson about accountability
Who is a supervisor?
Employer customer lists: “Whatever you say, dude.”
Guest Post: The Problem with Safety Awards
Going to #SHRM12 in Atlanta? You know I’ll be there.
The NLRB continues preaching to your non-union employees
Supreme Court: No overtime pay for pharmaceutical sales reps
HELP WANTED: Born-again Christians need only apply
Your state’s family-leave benefits probably suck!
Fact or Fiction: Disabilities under the ADAAA cannot be episodic
4 pending bills that could change the NJ employment landscape
Employer’s failure to investigate harassment creates retaliation claim
The teacher who blogged about her “dunderhead” students is back!
Do employees have protected privacy rights in Facebook postings?
Paycheck Fairness Act fails in the Senate, plus other news…
No flush, but two of a kind win in a workplace toilet dispute
The golden rule on forwarding emails at work
That’s what they said: “29 different ways to say ‘I quit'”
Want a labor-law-legal social media policy? Bookmark this, I guess.
The ADA does not protect medical-marijuana use, but…
Federal legislation reintroduced to promote hiring veterans
Fifth of vodka + whiskey + elevator shaft = no workers’ comp
How to lose a disability discrimination case in 5 easy steps…
Boss fires HR Manager to whom he sent w-2 (by w-2, I mean lots of porn)
Now hear this: Hearing loss comments are evidence of age bias
Does the ADA require accommodating an employee’s commute to work?
That’s what they said: “Naked ambition” and a “voyeur boss”? (And more…)
EEOC now publishes charge data, by state. Have a look…
How North Carolina’s Amendment One Will Affect Employee Benefits
That was fast: Court voids NLRB “quickie” union-election rules
U.S. Senate now has its own FB password bill; NJ nears similar ban
A Facebook firing? An employer in hot water? Ya don’t say…
Pregnant Workers Fairness Act introduced in Congress
That’s what he said: “Oktoberfest” & “No OT for you!”
NLRB: Barring employees from discussing salary is a bad idea
Report: Employees share WAY more Facebook info than they think
That’s what she said: A hairy religious discrimination claim is settled
No FMLA claim for employee who mistakenly thought he was fired
More office romances; more anti-harassment training
New NLRB election rules may get derailed; plus more on SNOPA
New federal law will bar employer demands for online passwords #SNOPA
The NLRB’s blueprint for “quickie” union elections
5 takeaways from the EEOC’s new guidance on use of criminal records
NLRB “quickie” election rule survives a Senate challenge
Failure to provide timely COBRA notice, retaliation? No, Sensei!!!
An HR primer on handling religious-accommodation requests
Court holds mistaken discrimination is unmistakably illegal
Even a voluntary demotion can lead to a retaliation claim
The NLRB officially delays the mandatory union-poster rule
ADA potpourri, anyone?
Do we need to post the NLRB poster? Just answer the question!
Mini horse + reasonable accommodation lawsuit = I told you so!
Do your confidentiality agreements pass muster with the NLRB?
Who are all these people in your (government’s) workplace?
And the first state to ban asking for employee Facebook passwords is…
Uneven severance packages may create discrimination claims
Meyer(s) on Pending Employment Bills, Social Media, and Slides
Is a workplace “English-only” rule legal?
Employment discrimination by the numbers: Foreign Edition
Are aliens protected from illegal workplace discrimination?
The risk of waiting to enforce arbitration agreements with employees
EEOC clarifies ADEA “reasonable factors other than age” defense
Fact or Fiction: FLSA preempts state wage and hour laws?
6 keys to keeping unpaid internships from becoming a hot wage & hour mess
The Ambien alternative a/k/a NLRB FY11 operations statistics
Relax! Businesses don’t want employee Facebook passwords.
So, can a prevailing defendant really recover e-discovery costs?
Court allows plaintiff a quick peek into defendant’s Facebook account
#SCOTUS clarifies scope of FMLA coverage for employers
Distinguishing state & federal disability-accommodation claims
4 new employment-law bills now pending in Congress
Baseball has a new social media policy. And it may be unlawful.
Arbitration agreement tips for PA employers from the 3rd Circuit
Score! PA Senator pushing to legalize March Madness at work.
Flyer claims Chick-Fil-A asks potential hires about sexual history
Here’s a tip. Don’t post Peyton Manning’s dinner bill on the ‘net.
More child labor for The Employer Handbook
More on obesity and ADA discrimination
What’s cookin’ in celeb chef Paula Deen’s kitchen? Discrimination?
7 things I learned presenting on social media at #SHRMleg
Can one anti-Semitic email make a tenable employee bias claim?
Up with NLRB employee-rights posters, or suffer ze consequences
Will states outlaw demanding online passwords from employees?
USERRA + ADAAA = 11 letters and many more HR issues
You can’t get Facebook login info based on a smiling profile pic
Social Media In The Workplace: Where is it Today? Tomorrow? [VIDEO]
But, you see judge, it was only “exotic dancer” harassment…
Want to keep your job? Don’t do this if you’re bored at work…
Social Media & HR: Policies and Legal Pitfalls in 140 characters
The ADA does not force employers to provide indefinite leave
Supervisor’s advice to sexually-harassed employee: “Pray…”
ESPN disciplines employees for offensive Jeremy Lin statements
On 2/22/12, I’m yours for a SHRM #NextChat on Twitter
A recap of yesterday’s EEOC meeting on pregnancy discrimination
EEOC to meet today to discuss pregnancy discrimination
A Valentine’s Day reminder from The Employer Handbook
The wrong way and the right way to request FMLA certification
Pedophilia as a disability?!? #Vomit
Adultery + “distressing” text messages = no sexual harassment
Judge, jury, and…Facebookutioner
What box got checked most at the EEOC in 2011?
The so-called “privacy” of employee emails
Pepsi and Criminal Background Checks: Beyond the Buzz
Good luck overcoming the at-will employment presumption in PA
Ouch, that hurts! Supervisors may be liable for FMLA violations
Atten-shun! Expanded military leave FMLA rules are coming…
Your Gen Y employees love mixing business with pleasure online
Aloha NFL social-media policy…for one day. #ProBowl
3 ways for HR to avoid unlawful, overbroad social-media policies
You can’t “rummage at will” through employee Facebook accounts
U.S. Department of Labor has new FLSA and FMLA fact sheets
Fact or Fiction: If you don’t say “FMLA”, you can’t take FMLA leave?
NJ officially adopts the Trade Secrets Act
Is it whistleblowing when your job is to report violations of the law?
Crime & Punishment: Beware what you ask Philly job applicants
Oh, baby? An employee’s pre-eligibility FMLA request is protected
PA remains a hotbed of social-media discovery disputes
And the most ridiculous lawsuit of 2011 was…
SCOTUS: Religious groups nearly exempt from job-bias laws
PA companies offering severance to employees should read this…
Say cheese! Thank you for supporting organized labor.
Can ADA-disabled employees be required to work overtime?
10 of most common interview questions…and 5 of the crazaziest!
Who owns the LinkedIn account you maintain for an employee?
Re-open for business: Obama recess-appoints three to the NLRB
Are employees’ LinkedIn contacts considered your trade secrets?
The curious case of a high-speed ambulance-chasing whistleblower
Your favorite “The Employer Handbook” posts from 2011
This is why HR should timely document employee issues
Age discrimination: It’s not rocket science.
“Sex-plus” discrimination: Illegal? Yes. But what the heck is it?
NLRB: Employers can keep that union-rights poster on ice
Your employee has migraines and can’t work. But is she disabled?
How will your employees be using social media in 2012?
Fail! NYU prof fired for giving actor James Franco a “D”?
One blueprint for requiring employees to arbitrate FMLA claims
Nothing good comes of forcing employees to go to brothels
Guest Post: Facebook’s Privacy Problem
When your employee works OT on the QT, must you pay it?
Fact or Fiction: Courts recognize retaliation against ex-employees
Twitter costs four their jobs and saves another from death row
Can an employer discriminate against an obese employee?
What are the consequences of ignoring a written handbook policy?
Will ya just retire already? No, but I’ll sue for age discrimination.
Carnival of HR – Two Turntables and a Microphone Edition (Word!)
Employees who share porn and take FMLA lose retaliation claims
Older employees who share porn at work lose age bias claims
ABA Journal names The Employer Handbook a top law blog!
72 ways to prevent an office party from creating an HR hangover
Here’s a sneak peek into how union-election rules will soon change
3 tips to guide a social-media check on your potential new hire
Barbie Shagwell, whips, and other social-media hiring red flags
Occupy National Labor Relations Board?!? #OccupyNLRB
Your employees’ “private” Facebook posts are not private
Can you access an ex-employee’s Facebook posts if she sues?
U.S. employees had a lot of discrimination claims is FY2011
Top 5 Reasons Employers Give Their Employees the Boot
POLL: Would you fire this employee for her Facebook comments?
This is what a social-media policy in a unionized workplace looks like
6 things you must know about social media & your workforce
Post-employment acts don’t create a hostile work environment
What if you forget to tell an employee about FMLA leave?
Employer lessons from Penn State (Hint: ignorance is not bliss)
What are the latest trends in social media and performance reviews?
What are the latest trends in social media and litigation?
Fact or Fiction: A hostile work environment requires bad motives
Miami Heat owner fined $500,000 for a single tweet
Herman Cain, sexual harassment, and 10 lessons for employers
90,000 women claim Wal-Mart discriminated against them
This employee used a friggin’ marching band to quit his job!!!
Is your arbitration agreement worth the paper it’s printed on?
Employee suing for AGE bias claims judge is too OLD to preside
The 15 craziest excuses employees have for missing work
Equal-opportunity jerks take the “sex” out of sexual harassment
The ADA does not force employers to provide indefinite leave
An honest belief is all it takes to fire a suspected FMLA abuser
A teacher is on the hot seat over “perverted” Facebook remarks
Paid-sick leave may become a requirement in Philly after all
Employer Alert: FMLA for domestic violence victims
Remember this? The most unique way to quit your job.
Doggone-it. Must employers give leave to employees with hurt pets?
What’s new on the interwebs in HR and employment law?
Can Homer Simpson sue Mr. Burns for disability bias, and win?
Is morbid obesity a disability under federal employment law?
A little ambiguity creates a BIG retaliation headache for employers
Get answers to your social media and hiring questions
NLRB puts the temporary kibosh on its mandatory union-rights poster
Employee drug testing and bashful bladders; it’s a wicked pissah!
Ever wondered what professional athletes are allowed to tweet?
Pyrrhic Victory: Judge ok’s firing for Facebook post, but…
Good grief! Hallmark launches line of unemployment cards
Got chutzpah? Try scheduling a deposition on Rosh Hashanah.
Hot Dog! EEOC accuses eatery of same-sex sexual harassment
Say what?!? Not returning employee calls may be FMLA retaliation
The National Labor Relations Board has disbanded!
American businesses fight back against union-rights notice rule
Your [trade] secrets are safe with NJ…almost.
What’s the tax treatment on a Georgia lap dance anyway?
Fact or Fiction: Some U.S. discrimination laws extend worldwide
Like, wow! We’re on Facebook.
An employer’s response to a social-media nightmare. Thoughts?
Feds issue mandatory union rights poster. Funny video follows…
Businesses rejoice! NJ adopts new overtime regulations.
This old mother****** may just have an age discrimination claim
By The Numbers: Employment laws by total employees
Uneven discipline can lead to big headaches and bigger lawsuits
The Scooter Store … yadda, yadda, yadda … disability bias?
Labor board slams NY non-union business for Facebook firings
Happy Employer Day: 140 employment-law characters to follow
Fantasy football: Good or bad for the workplace?
Fact or Fiction: Pregnancy is a disability under federal employment law
Labor Board delivers a three-punch knockout for unions
ESPN: The worldwide leader in sports, but not Twitter
If Lady Gaga tweets your trade secret, is it still a trade secret?
Sign up! It’s The Employer Handbook free NFL Survivor Pool
Feds force private businesses to tell employees its ok to unionize
The Employer Handbook seeks your feedback
16 best practices for conquering the next natural disaster
LexisNexis deems The Employer Handbook the best blog ever
The federal labor law guide to social media (non)compliance
Final score: Pregnant bartender 45,000 – Wild Beaver Saloon 0
Third Circuit delivers a cat’s paw gouging to employers
For employers that don’t document properly, the jury awaits
This is why you document employee workplace issues
Sleep with me, or you’re fired!
Social media shenanigans that will get you fired…and maybe jailed
I have a turtle named Sparky. And Sparky is going to die.
Six super social media and HR reads from this week
Calling all Bloggers: The Employment Law Blog Carnival returns
Fact or Fiction: Retaliation requires job-related action (e.g., firing)
Apparently, sex in a supply closet is not sexual harassment
New federal bill would greater protect breastfeeding employees
Inquiring about retirement plans = age discrimination?
Pottymouths don’t usually win sexual harassment lawsuits
Like? Philly courts to use social media to communicate with parties
OSHA wants employees to blow more whistles
Ba-chicka-wa-wa! Woman hurt during hotel sex sues…her employer.
Buh bye: Labor board okays firing some Facebook whiners
Suspended blogging teacher will be back in school this fall
Congress may expand FMLA to include certain bereavement leave
When hiring: Just because you can ask it, doesn’t mean you should
What would Kenny Powers do? Interview questions to avoid
HEAT WAVE! 7 lawyers discussing social-media compliance
Fact or Fiction: Miniature horse = reasonable ADA accommodation
Welcome to the Employment Law Blog Carnival: Jukebox edition!
Demystifying Federal and New Jersey Family Leave Laws
Badge, gun, social media policy: Philly cops now have all three
Bad Biz 101: Impersonating an employee on Twitter and Facebook
Pornographers need employment lawyers too, you know.
Tweet this! More employers now allow social networking at work
Fact or Fiction: A “general release” settles all discrimination claims
Five things to keep in mind when providing FMLA leave
Job candidate bolts from a drug test; sues for disability bias
This term’s top 5 employment-law Supreme Court rulings…in haiku
Fact or Fiction: WARN applies to parents and affiliates
Legal? Replacing over 100 workers without any sort of notice
An employer blueprint for how to screw up at-will employment
Philadelphia’s Mayor vetoes a proposed mandatory-sick-pay bill
Legislation introduced to expand FMLA coverage in PA
Could the Beastie Boys collect overtime pay in Pennsylvania?
Last call! Bloggers wanted for the “Employment Law Blog Carnival”
Can a bridge worker with a fear of heights have a viable ADA claim?
EEOC buzz: deliberate discrimination against job seekers
BEWARE EMPLOYERS: Overhauled union-election rules may be near
What Wal-Mart’s High Court win means for employers, large and small
BREAKING: Supreme Court reverses Wal-Mart v. Dukes class action
$1,000 fine per day for not posting notice of harassment verdict
Juror + defendant + Facebook = 8 months in prison
The Boston Bruins are Stanley Cup Champions!!!
What to know about providing disabled employees time off work
Fact or fiction: Federal law recognizes “reverse age discrimination”
Does an employer’s computer policy trump the marital privilege?
The Carnival of HR rolls into town again
A “social media specialist” gets fired for a Twitter gaffe at work
Supreme Court limits an employer’s ability to recoup attorney’s fees
Social-media shenanigans and Anthony Weiner drinking games
Will a new NFL CBA include social media restrictions for players?
“Cat’s Paw” doctrine applies to claims of age bias
POLL: Would you ever announce your retirement online?
Is a non-compete agreement signed months after work begins enforceable?
Coming soon to a non-union business near you: The RAT!
Addressing teacher use of social media — on and off the clock
Court dismisses the age bias claims of a pistol-packin’ old cripple
A new HELLA GOOD social-media-discovery ruling for employers
Labor board issues its 2nd social-media-related complaint in 2 weeks
New NJ public employees must move to NJ
Before taking medical leave in Cancun, read this…
Labor board continues its war on social-media-related firings
Female accountant wins right to legally masturbate at work
Court bars Facebook “friending” in discovery
Did you know? A prevailing defendant may recover e-discovery costs
Can you reject an applicant BECAUSE he just completed drug rehab?
Give me a D-I-S-C-R-I-M-I….(you get the point)
PROOF that a Twitter firing can withstand NLRB scrutiny. Read on…
Wage and hour claims made easier, thanks to an iPhone app
How long does an employee get to review a severance agreement?
Baseball wants off-the-field conduct on the table in labor negotiations
A rare, but important, employer NLRB victory
Survey says: More people are going online to find work
What’s up, Doc? Fired for posting patient pics on Facebook
Can DE employees access their personnel files upon request?
No unemployment benefits for woman fired for Facebooking at work
3 common-sense social-media tips to share with your employees
Can PA employees access their personnel files upon request?
Yikes! NJ discrimination victims may tack on a whistleblower claim
No more “unemployed need not apply” ads in New Jersey
Woman fired for fighting at a cheese plant wins bias claim
Calling all guest bloggers…
New bill would greatly expand the scope and reach of the FMLA
When can Philly employers ask about criminal convictions?
Misclassifying an employee may void a non-compete agreement
Whistleblowing on a customer is NOT protected activity in NJ
How about THIS resource on social media and HR?
When an anti-harassment policy won’t defeat a bias claim…
An employer’s 180 on asking new hires to divulge Facebook info
Working through lunch may create overtime issues for employers
Thomson Reuters had a sh!ttier week than you…
15 handy-dandy, hella-good wage and hour resources for employers
Is the 9th time the charm for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act?
Another teacher gets in trouble on Facebook
Department of Labor updates Fair Labor Standards Act regulations
Smoke pot + grizzly bear bite (in the butt) = collect workers’ comp
Can the EEOC legally recruit claimants over the radio?
What the EEOC wants employers to know about the ADAAA
Booze, wild beaver, and a pregnant bartender. What!
EEOC releases final ADA Amendments Act regulations
Will Philly employers soon be required to offer paid sick leave?
File this Supreme Court decision under “R” for RETALIATION
Can Philadelphia employers ask job applicants about criminal convictions?
FACT: Employers can sue employees for social networking
Your frequent contact with employees on FMLA may violate the law
When sexting 64 times in 2 1/2 hours ISN’T sexual harassment
Should job applicants be required to divulge Facebook passwords?
OMG! Chrysler’s Twitter account drops the F-Bomb
Help Wanted: Must have #TigerBlood
Prepare for the new federal rules on public accommodations
4 Free Social Media Q&A Sessions for Proactive Employers
U.S. Supreme Court green-lights even MORE discrimination claims
Unemployed applicant + no job offer = discrimination?!?
Can an employer legally refuse to hire a smoker?
Can an employee be fired for using medicinal marijuana?
Teacher suspended for blogging about her students…still blogging!
What do social media, genetics and the NFL have in common?
Exciting News! I just made PARTNER at Dilworth Paxson LLP
Happy Valentine’s Day! XOXO — The Employer Handbook
Yes, you CAN discipline employees who abuse social media
How the Facebook firing settlement affects YOUR company
What to do when a disabled employee requests an accommodation at work
Make sure to visit the Carnival of HR
Your employees are using more FMLA
Could you fire this employee without laughing?
A compassionate employer? Why not?
PA employee sleeps on the job and still collects unemployment
Supreme Court okays third-party-retaliation claims
Breastfeeding in the workplace: DOL seeks comments
Waddaya know? Former hookers can sue for sexual harassment.
4 ways employers can protect themselves when employees leave
Employers may have to tell employees how to form a union
How to reduce retaliation claims in six easy steps.
How Facebook Can Make or Break Your Case: The Plaintiff’s Arsenal
EEOC approves ADA Amendments Act Regulations
What none of us have the guts to send…except for one guy.
Harassment victims don’t get a free lunch
Employers can refuse to hire bankruptcy filers
Best Practices for Investigating Employee Complaints
Breastfeeding in the workplace: Is your business compliant?
Can employees use your confidential documents to prove discrimination?
Holiday Party 101: How to Avoid The Lawsuit
Get a social media policy…before your employees pimp hookers on Facebook
Two ways to avoid employee lawsuits
PA: Misclassify an independent contractor and go to jail
On NJ juries, Google, and Facebook.
Unions are using social media to organize YOUR workforce.
Hi, PA, NJ, and DE employers. Meet GINA.
FMLA: Calculate holiday leave correctly
New Jersey applies Lilly Ledbetter Act to LAD case
EEOC sets new records for complaints received
Fired employee gets re-hired after raising discrimination claims
How enforceable is a non-solicit agreement after you fire an employee?
1 lactating employee + 0 place to pump = 1 messy complaint
Do you have a HR policy on media relations?
Driving + Texting = OSHA all up in your business
8 ways for employers to prepare for flu season
Employee fired for Facebook comments sues her employer
Third Circuit: The Lily Ledbetter Act Does not cover failure-to-promote claims
How do PA, NJ, and DE address discrimination based on sexual orientation?
Facebook makes a damn fine litigation tool
What happened to our healthcare Flexible Spending Accounts?
Facebook Posts Cost School Superintendent His Job
New Jersey: No Adverse Employment Action Required for a Failure to Accommodate Disability Claim
Unions can hang banners (slow news day)
Should employers monitor Facebook use of second-chance offenders?
A wake-up call to employers who raise vanilla affirmative defenses
Is it sexual harassment if a visitor masturbates in the office?
5 ways for Pennsylvania employers to prevent workplace violence
Massachusetts is cuckoo, but I still love the Red Sox
How Facebook Can Make Or Break Your Case
In PA, NJ, and DE, when does religious expression take a backseat to workplace safety?
Gary Oldman Would Have Trouble Landing A Security Job
Another Juror Who Can’t Resist Facebook’s Siren Song
Third Circuit Employment Law 101: Who Does The FMLA Cover?
Third Circuit Employment Law 101: Constructive Discharge
Third Circuit Employment Law 101: Quid Pro Quo Harassment
Third Circuit Employment Law 101: ADA Mixed-Motive Disparate Impact Claims
Third Circuit Employment Law 101: ADA Defenses – Direct Threat
Third Circuit Employment Law 101: What is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification?
Third Circuit Employment Law 101: “Regarded as” Disabled under the ADA
Third Circuit Employment Law 101: Title VII Liability for Non-Supervisors
Third Circuit Employment Law 101: Failure to Rehire as an Adverse Employment Action
Third Circuit Employment Law 101: Title VII and ADA Damages
Third Circuit Employment Law 101: ADA Reasonable Accommodation