Updated:Ok, it’s my turn. Can you forbid an employee from job hunting while on FMLA leave?
Updated:The 24/7 world of social media can bite your employees when they least expect it
Updated:A Chairperson supposedly tried to get her direct report to marry her son. Her son the company CEO.
Updated:Unreported hours worked may count towards FMLA-eligibility hours. Wait…WTH!
Updated:Those EEO-1s you love to complete are gonna get more complicated
Updated:What caused this employee to claim disability discrimination on her second day of work?
Updated:See no overtime, hear no overtime, pay no overtime
Updated:Migraines! They are the bane of your FMLA world, HR. Amirite?
Updated:U.S. Department of Labor issues new FMLA fact sheet for joint employers
Updated:Top 10 Legal Land Mines to Watch Out for in 2016
Updated:How do you handle FMLA and FLSA for a snow day office closure?
Updated:Supreme Court makes it harder for employers to dispose of FLSA lawsuits
Updated:Flushing the toilet on a phone interview — and nine other ways not to get hired
Updated:FLSA 101: When do you have to pay employees for rest breaks?
Updated:Can an FMLA-eligible employee decline FMLA and take other accrued leave instead?
Updated:Don’t let this be the year that your business faces a big wage and hour lawsuit
Updated:When must companies accommodate employee medical marijuana use? How about never?
Updated:GUEST POST: Can Your Cyber Policy Handle The Truth (About Your Employees)?
Updated:Inconsistent employee discipline can create legal issues. Here’s a way to fix that.
Updated:Five employment cases blowing up my DropBox and Pocket
Updated:How the heck do you accommodate the religious beliefs of hundreds of employees?
Updated:Knife-wielding monkeys may be retaliatory; but, standard severance provisions are not.
Updated:Yes, your employees can legally record most workplace conversations
Updated:And the most popular blog posts from 2015 are…
Updated:Do you have Muslim or Middle Eastern employees? Read this EEOC Fact Sheet
Updated:Can an employee fired for an extra-marital affair claim marital-status discrimination?
Updated:Two early HR Christmas presents
Updated:Is job-related anxiety an ADA disability? It depends…
Updated:Huge $5M EEOC settlement spotlights an enforcement priority that you may be overlooking
Updated:A jury will decide whether a quadriplegic welder will win his disability discrimination claim
Updated:Another court holds that LGB discrimination is sex discrimination under federal law
Updated:Philadelphia strengthens its “ban the box” protections for job applicants
Updated:Oh, hey, it’s another post about how to avoid holiday party-related lawsuits
Updated:Preferring to hire women instead of men, yeah, that’s called discrimination
Updated:All I want for Christmas is a squirrel toilet seat decal
Updated:Yes, employees can fight workplace harassment with social media
Updated:Don’t let ADA stereotypes do to you what they did to this company
Updated:Did USC’s alcohol-related firing of its former head football coach violate the law?
Updated:What it really means to be Facebook friends with co-workers
Updated:Can you eliminate discrimination claims by hiring minority replacements?
Updated:Look at me, love me
Updated:Did one court really just conclude that HIV is not an ADA disability?
Updated:Fired you will be getting drunk, DUI, and arrested on an FMLA day
Updated:How you know when to pay employees on meal breaks
Updated:Just give him the chair. It’s that easy.
Updated:Your temporary workers can probably sue you for discrimination
Updated:Hocus Pocus: PA Supremes eliminate magic language for creating non-compete loopholes
Updated:Denying an employee’s attempt to rescind her resignation may be…retaliation?!?!
Updated:It’s another “when a hostile work environment isn’t a hostile work environment” post
Updated:The DOL may be slowing its roll on the new OT rules. But, you should act now.
Updated:As a social-media-nerd employment lawyer, this one has me shakin’ my head.
Updated:Four ways to prevent systemic discrimination in your workplace, before an EEOC charge.
Updated:A federal judge in Alabama holds that Title VII covers sexual-orientation discrimination
Updated:Sir, yes, sir! Quoting “Full Metal Jacket” may create a hostile work environment
Updated:1.7 million reasons to reconsider issuing attendance points for medically-related absences
Updated:“Off-the-clock” discriminatory Facebook messages can create a hostile work environment
Updated:A recap of EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum’s hour-long Twitter Q&A
Updated:Latest study indicates rampant transgender discrimination at work
Updated:Court upholds employee firing after complaining about gay slurs. Was that a mistake?
Updated:President Obama wants federal agencies to “Ban the Box”
Updated:More EEOC rules on employer wellness programs are coming. Will yours make the cut?
Updated:Poll: Your workplace prolly won’t survive a Walking Dead zombie apocalypse
Updated:Intern fired for racist tweet. But, wait, it gets worse…
Updated:YouTube clips of “Live with Kelly and Michael” doom a manager’s discrimination claims
Updated:Did you hear the one about the HR Manager who’d never heard of Title VII?
Updated:Are paralegals entitled to overtime under the FLSA? Probably.
Updated:Scary and Frightening: The October Employment Law Blog Carnival #ELBC
Updated:Let’s revisit that post about cursing out your boss on Facebook
Updated:Can You Fire an Employee Based on a Friend’s Facebook Posts?
Updated:Fact or Fiction: Denying a discretionary bonus may be discrimination?
Updated:Keep your insensitive FMLA comments to yourself. You too, HR.
Updated:“I was late for work because the universe told me to take the day off.”
Updated:Meyer on how lawyers can effectively market themselves through social media
Updated:Attendance may be an essential job function under the ADA. But, how do you know?
Updated:Fired for a mouth full of coffee? That’s a new one. Or, maybe, age discrimination.
Updated:Something wrong with a little bump n’ grind. Sexual harassment, perhaps.
Updated:A new FMLA resource you need to check out.
Updated:ADA and accommodating peanut allergies at work
Updated:The Employee Free Choice Act (a/k/a Card Check) is back #efca #efcafail
Updated:A job duty performed 5% of the time is probably not ADA-essential, you guys
Updated:Can you legally fire an employee for extreme gas?
Updated:Just because I walk away when you slap my butt, doesn’t mean I like it.
Updated:Everything you need to know about restrictive covenants and protecting confidential business information
Updated:Enforce your social media policies evenly. Otherwise, it’s bloggy-blog time.
Updated:EEOC Commissioner Feldblum responds to my post about transgender discrimination
Updated:When your recently-fired employee shares the secret sauce on Twitter
Updated:Did a federal court just rule that transgender discrimination is sex discrimination?
Updated:New GOP bill in Congress addresses equal pay for men and women
Updated:Help me, Handbook. How do I track intermittent FMLA leave?
Updated:ADA accommodation requests generally require a, um, oh what’s the word? “Request.”
Updated:Can a company regulate employee weight and appearance?
Updated:New bill in Congress would crush employers that retaliate against union sympathists
Updated:Paid-FMLA poll results and an employment law blog carnival
Updated:POLL: Should Congress require companies to provide paid family and medical leave from work?
Updated:Another appellate court dropkicks the DOL’s unpaid-internship test
Updated:A Bipartisan “Ban the Box” Bill is Introduced in Congress
Updated:GUEST POST: The pesky FLSA implications of the Papal visit.
Updated:Firing an employee for complaining on Facebook about discrimination = retaliation
Updated:The limits of employee free speech on social media
Updated:President Obama requires federal contractors to offer paid sick leave
Updated:FMLA Basics: Which employees are eligible to take leave? And are there any exceptions?
Updated:He was late for work 111 times because of….BREAKFAST?!?! (And kept his $90,000 job).
Updated:SURVEY: Are you using social media to find job candidates? If not, you’re in the minority.
Updated:Must you pay employees who “volunteer” to use social media for the company?
Updated:Under the ADA, can you fire an alcoholic who doesn’t request treatment?
Updated:Eric Meyer: Employment lawyer, blogger, husband, father of 4, and so much more. (Ok, 5 more things).
Updated:The #WDBJ-TV tragedy and how companies can prevent workplace violence
Updated:Actually, exposing yourself and leering at a female co-worker may be sexual harassment
Updated:ADA accommodations for deaf employees in safety-sensitive positions
Updated:She was fired for refusing to pray with a client. Why did this employee LOSE her religious bias lawsuit?
Updated:The customer isn’t always right — especially, if she’s a total racist
Updated:SHRM hosted a Twitter chat on tricky ADA/FMLA issues. Guess who’s got the full recap?
Updated:112,500 ADA reasons not to force an employee to stay home until 100% healed
Updated:The outdoor worker who couldn’t work in the sun lost his ADA claim
Updated:HELP WANTED: Seeking Senior VP of Sales, ideally 45-52 years old. Wait, WHAT?!?
Updated:There’s fudging credentials, and then there are these fifteen resume doozies.
Updated:A suspension with pay is not discrimination, you guys.
Updated:How do you make a wage-and-hour lawsuit go away?
Updated:Can a company fire its HR Manager for taking the employee’s side in a discrimination complaint?
Updated:Don’t forget anti-harassment training for temporary workers
Updated:Happy Belated 22nd Birthday FMLA!
Updated:How Kelly Osbourne’s “poor choice” of racist words can help businesses address discrimination
Updated:Pre-Hire Inquiries and Medical Exams: Don’t do what this employer did
Updated:Two for Tuesday: EEOC Report on the American Workplace
Updated:The latest NLRB decision could provide many fired employees with a huge second bite at the apple.
Updated:Who win$ di$crimination law$uit$? The lawyer$, of cour$e.
Updated:Survey shows that the new proposed #overtime rules may be like whoa!
Updated:The limits of addressing mental illness at work
Updated:NJ Supreme Court: Whistleblower law protects watchdog employees too
Updated:Consider this approach to the ADA interactive process
Updated:Know when to fold em, but, especially when you get fired for posing at work in KKK garb and makeshift crosses
Updated:Third Circuit Employment Law 101: Independent Contractor or Employee
Updated:Coming soon: A new, comprehensive LGBT anti-discrimination bill in Congress
Updated:New bill in Congress would permit discrimination against unwed moms and promiscuous men
Updated:Why the EEOC’s rebuke of sexual-orientation bias may barely affect your workplace.
Updated:Painting an employee’s testicles white may be retaliation, you guys.
Updated:6 tell-tale signs, according to the DOL, that your workplace is a hot wage-and-hour mess.
Updated:Join me for bagels, a schmear and #ACA next Tuesday in Philly.
Updated:Will the new #overtime rules be good or bad? Here’s how to be heard.
Updated:NJ has some hella-crazy rules on using confidential documents to prove discrimination
Updated:Highlights from yesterday’s #SHRM webinar on changes to the #overtime rules
Updated:1 crotch grab + 1 N-word + 1 threat + 4 sex slurs = 0 hostile work environments
Updated:This is the worst team-building exercise ever. Yes, ever.
Updated:Hey, remind me, what is associational discrimination again?
Updated:If you thought you knew when to pay (or not pay) an intern, think again.
Updated:What these (former) employees did on social media was beyond stupid. #stoopid
Updated:Five ways for proactive employers to prepare now for the new OT rules
Updated:Hey, there’s new pregnancy discrimination guidance from the EEOC
Updated:What the Supreme Court’s marriage-equality decision means for your workplace.
Updated:Update your job descriptions. Because, Americans with Disabilities Act.
Updated:How to avoid a colonoscopy gone bad in your workplace
Updated:Pee and Poop: One employer cleans up; another pays $2.25 million
Updated:3d Cir: No serious health condition? No problem. You too may have FMLA rights.
Updated:The “E” in E-Mail stands for Exhibit. As in Exhibit A.
Updated:Kung Fu Panda likes Instagram photos mid-game; Boston Red Sox, not so much
Updated:GOP proposes pregnancy discrimination bill. In other news, pigs fly.
Updated:“Patience” is a great G N’ R song; not a reasonable accommodation under the ADA
Updated:More questions than answers come out of EEOC public meeting on workplace harassment
Updated:Can the NAACP legally fire Rachel Dolezal? Here’s an employment lawyer’s take.
Updated:So, who wants to connect at the SHRM 2015 Annual Conference? #shrm15
Updated:Take me to church — to reasonably accommodate my disability
Updated:Company ordered to re-hire an employee after his “racist, offensive, and reprehensible” speech.
Updated:Your employee has a fragrance allergy. What does the ADA require you to do?
Updated:Coming this Summer, FLSA independent-contractor guidance from the DOL
Updated:D’s and R’s (some of ’em, at least) agree: It’s time for a federal pregnancy-accommodation law
Updated:New Senate bill would abolish non-competes for low-wage workers
Updated:From Caitlyn Jenner to new OSHA guidance on restroom access for transgender workers
Updated:As the Supreme Court toughens religious-accommodation rules, 5 ways employers can avoid trouble.
Updated:This employer had a “no pregnancy in the workplace” policy. No, really. It did.
Updated:The Department of Labor issued new FMLA forms #NudgeTheInternet
Updated:We’ve got a date, you and me, for a lunchtime wage and hour webcast
Updated:Those without Facebook accounts need not apply. Well, maybe not in one state.
Updated:100,000 reasons to take all forms of discrimination seriously
Updated:Just how nervous should companies be about FLSA lawsuits over employee smartphone use? (Hint: very)
Updated:The May ’15 edition of The Employment Law Blog Carnival is LIVE #ELBC
Updated:Survey shows many hiring managers are not bashful about trolling applicants online.
Updated:58,000 reasons to consider telework as an ADA reasonable accommodation
Updated:One employee’s hard lesson about social media and customer relations
Updated:Short of saying F-M-L-A, what must an employee do to get FMLA leave?
Updated:REMINDER: Philadelphia’s Paid Sick Time law goes into effect today
Updated:So, what do you do when your employee w00ts two police deaths on Facebook?
Updated:How 2 racial slurs in 24 hours can create a hostile work environment
Updated:OMG this supervisor’s responses to sexual harassment complaints
Updated:Well, that stinks! Doo-doo creates a discrimination claim.
Updated:Is reducing workplace stress a reasonable accommodation under the ADA?
Updated:HR POLL: Which federal employment law is costing you sleep right now?
Updated:When might firing a medicinal marijuana user be discriminatory?
Updated:“Spelling Bee Winner,” plus 30 other hella-dumb resume items.
Updated:Houston (Rockets), we have a problem: Twitter emoji gun violence.
Updated:“My religion or my job?” That’s a bad workplace question.
Updated:5 FMLA facts that may surprise even the most-seasoned HR pros
Updated:Booby scars, or don’t return from FMLA!
Updated:Protected conduct “can be as simple as telling a supervisor to stop.”
Updated:EEOC scores a major victory for transgender rights
Updated:For ADA and accommodating employee disabilities, think ‘Burger King’
Updated:Are there no limits to what employees can get away with on social media?
Updated:The Employment Law Blog Carnival: April Showers Edition #ELBC
Updated:Revealed! The EEOC’s new proposed wellness program rules.
Updated:Dude, you were fired for fellatio jokes, not your disability.
Updated:Remember, you guys. The “L” in FMLA stands for Leave.
Updated:Burn these job interview questions. Send ’em to hell!
Updated:The latest guidance for employers on telecommuting as an ADA accommodation
Updated:EEOC: U.S. Army’s bathroom restriction on transgender employee was sex discrimination
Updated:FAQ: When do you have to pay your employees for travel time? #FLSA
Updated:A white employee tossed banana peels at work, and HE claims discrimination. He might WIN too.
Updated:Can you refuse to hire someone for filing an FMLA lawsuit against a prior employer?
Updated:Noting “Health Reasons” on a termination form could indicate disability bias
Updated:NLRB ok’s one of the filthiest employee Facebook posts about a manager … evah!
Updated:Your ex-employee won’t tell you the password to your company’s LinkedIn page. Now what?
Updated:R.I.P. Baby Shane Metzgar
Updated:Pilot who ranted and raved mid-flight about a terrorist attack blames airline for allowing him to fly
Updated:Was the Ellen Pao gender bias trial a wakeup call or snooze for businesses?
Updated:The Employer Handbook takes on the world’s strangest job interview questions of 2015
Updated:The Supreme Court kinda sorta clarifies pregnancy accommodation rules at work
Updated:English-only rules may be discriminatory….and violate federal labor law too.
Updated:Does a company invade an employee’s privacy by accessing personal texts on a work-issued iPad?
Updated:When employees cash paychecks stamped “full payment,” are their OT claims waived?
Updated:March Madness has nothing on these hella-crazy workplace brackets
Updated:39 reasons why your employee handbook may violate the law
Updated:When does transferring an employee amount to discrimination?
Updated:Federal judge reincarnates atheist’s religious bias claims
Updated:#HR mistakes and how to address them
Updated:A biker gang enforcer lost his job…as a prison guard. #BikerGangEnforcerPrisonGuard
Updated:The teacher who feared young kids lost her ADA claim, you guys
Updated:Can you smack your sexual harasser, complain, and still claim retaliation?
Updated:Transgender employees and the so-called bathroom conundrum
Updated:1 slur + 1 knife to the testicles = 1 hostile work environment
Updated:Apparently, in Texas, your managers are allowed one free “Heil Hitler.”
Updated:GUEST POST: How Much Should You Really Know about Your Job Candidates?
Updated:Though employees may not balk at signing non-competes, the key is when to use them.
Updated:Let’s talk about pregnant-stripper bias. And BFOQs too. Mostly, BFOQs.
Updated:Ditch those inflexible leave policies, would you already? #FMLA #ADA #EEOC
Updated:When should you ask your job applicants about their religious beliefs?
Updated:The pharmacist who refused to give flu shots lost his age discrimination claim
Updated:EEOC takes a lickin’ on background checks; will keep on tickin’
Updated:A social media lesson to share with your workforce
Updated:Caught playing golf during his leave, court slices plaintiff’s ADEA claim
Updated:Tips You Need to Avoid Tipping Headaches
Updated:The Employment Law Blog Carnival: “Kick-Ass Action Movie Lines” Edition #ELBC
Updated:Consider requiring your new independent contractors to release employment claims
Updated:The school bus driver’s beer-drinking selfie on Facebook was a bad idea
Updated:Paid sick leave becomes the law in Philadelphia
Updated:Fired from her job, a “sleepy” “armed security guard” may have an ADA claim
Updated:Teen tweets complaint about new job, gets fired on Twitter before starting said job.
Updated:Must you pay an employee for mandatory alcohol treatment?
Updated:Don’t tolerate a supervisor’s racial slurs. Not even a few. Just don’t.
Updated:20 job interview pro tips revealed!
Updated:How a few missing employee handbook words may open your FMLA floodgates
Updated:FMLA hits home
Updated:Now THAT’s a good one! The most unique late-to-work excuses revealed.
Updated:No, really. Demanding an employee’s social security number isn’t religious discrimination
Updated:Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday. EEOC hung sex discrimination on you.
Updated:FACT OR FICTION: Snow + Office Closed = FMLA Day
Updated:One state is banning personal use of social media at work.
Updated:152,000 reasons for employers to consider discrimination with drug testing and haircuts
Updated:A hospital may have broken the law by NOT hiring a convicted meth dealer.
Updated:#SOTU and the #Workplace: A full debriefing of last night’s Presidential address
Updated:FACT OR FICTION: To protect a pregnant employee, a company can make her stay home.
Updated:He filed for custody of the kids; she filed a sexual harassment lawsuit
Updated:We now have an employee/independent contractor test in NJ for wage and hour
Updated:President Obama to push for paid sick leave for American workers
Updated:Court ok’s firing of employee who made “inappropriately intense” Facebook posts
Updated:I was right. This appellate court employment-law decision was one of the worst of 2014.
Updated:Saks claims transsexual discrimination is legal. And here’s why they’re probably right.
Updated:DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN
Updated:Thursday’s #SocialMedia and the #Workplace Hot List
Updated:If you employ progressive discipline, don’t slap your employees with a bearded dragon
Updated:SHRM, US Chamber, NAM, and other business groups sue to block new NLRB election rules
Updated:It’s prolly not retaliation when you fire an employee who masturbates in your parking lot
Updated:“Your Asperger’s got in the way of your ability to interact with your boss, and we are tired of it.”
Updated:Connect with @DilworthSocial on Twitter for 2015
Updated:If you have salespeople who take FMLA leave, drop everything and read this
Updated:The 5 compliance posts that grabbed HR’s attention in 2014
Updated:Does the Americans with Disabilities Act require a transfer away from a jerk boss?
Updated:Next year, best to skip the office holiday party eggnog chug-off
Updated:Will the PA Supreme Court revolutionize non-compete agreements?
Updated:Company overcomes its “ham-handed” ADA accommodation response, wins lawsuit
Updated:Firing an employee for showing up to work drunk doesn’t violate the FMLA, you guys
Updated:The December 2014 edition of the Employment Law Blog Carnival #ELBC
Updated:Ebola discrimination in your workplace, what the Department of Justice wants you to know.
Updated:Camouflage toilet paper is so last year. The most unusual workplace gifts of 2014.
Updated:Make a New Year’s Resolution to have union-avoidance training
Updated:NLRB: Your employees can use company email to badmouth you and unionize. Four reasons it’s no big deal.
Updated:Role reversal! EEOC must disclose its own background check policy to the employer it’s suing
Updated:The hella-best post you’ll read today on yesterday’s Supreme Court employee-pay opinion
Updated:Change a no-narcotics policy to accommodate an employee? No way!
Updated:Two Men + One Purple Nurple = Zero Sex Discrimination
Updated:I’ve got 99 problems but a holiday party lawsuit ain’t one…
Updated:Sixers win!!! (Plus, recap of oral argument in Young v. UPS)
Updated:Paid sick leave in Philly may be happening in 2015
Updated:Do you have a “super” anti-harassment contract with your employees?
Updated:Federal court permits discrimination against transgender employee
Updated:Black Friday HR-Dorkbuster!!! Silent ADA accommodation requests
Updated:What the EEOC plans to tell employers about wellness programs
Updated:Apparently, the ABA Journal received my large, white bag with the $ on it
Updated:An early holiday gift to my reader (readers?)
Updated:What you need to know about the FMLA (in a sweet infographic)
Updated:Telling an employee returning from open-heart surgery, “Don’t die at the desk” is bad. Very bad.
Updated:EEOC: Complaints of discrimination down big in FY14; Mediation rules!
Updated:Is it against the law to remote wipe an employee’s Candy Crush high score?
Updated:#WWHRD: You just discovered your employee’s angry racist Ferguson tweet
Updated:Train your supervisors not to shoot at those who complain about discrimination
Updated:In the County of Yolo, 100 hugs and a painfully awkward kiss aren’t sexual harassment #YOLO
Updated:Can you fire an employee who posts Nazi propaganda on Facebook?
Updated:Five great resources for HR about employing veterans
Updated:Sexting, flirting, but no sexual harassment here.
Updated:Accommodating a disabled employee generally does not require displacing another
Updated:Check out the EEOC’s playbook for combatting LGBT discrimination
Updated:85,000 reasons to nix inflexible employee-leave policies
Updated:An app to stop employees like #AlexFromTarget from checking work email
Updated:Under the ADA, is talking an essential job function for an HR Specialist?
Updated:Employee lawfully fired after making “shoot them all” Facebook threats
Updated:Yes, what you say on Facebook can cost you a job offer
Updated:HR CHEATSHEET: When an employee texts you from an Ebola quarantine tent
Updated:Tweet today with the EEOC about the Americans with Disabilities Act #EEOC4NDEAM
Updated:Social media blunders cost a chef and a chief their jobs
Updated:Think an employee is faking sick? Check social media.
Updated:Court gives cold shoulder to frostbite as an ADA disability
Updated:The employer who wanted to “bring color” into the workplace; brought lot$a green to the plaintiff instead
Updated:Is it legal for the EEOC to send 1,330 emails to your employees at work?
Updated:You’d think emailing FMLA paperwork would be ok. Yeah, you’d think that.
Updated:The one thing HR can’t afford to do if an employee reports a noose
Updated:The Employment Law Blog Carnival: Halloween Edition #ELBC
Updated:Read this before you ask an entry-level worker to sign a non-competition agreement
Updated:Everything HR must know about the Supreme Court’s ’14-15 docket
Updated:Getting fired for bringing a gun to work probably isn’t discrimination
Updated:Read this before you revoke a job offer in Pennsylvania based on criminal history
Updated:Federal appellate court foils the age discrimination claims of “Superman”
Updated:EEOC, NLRB & Me: Mark your calendars for November 12, you guys
Updated:Remember that a duty to accommodate may exist after childbirth
Updated:The importance of having clear employment policies…and following them
Updated:The Supreme Court completes my religious discrimination superfecta
Updated:Can crosses on holiday party invitations create a hostile work environment?
Updated:A Monday Night Football lesson on workplace religious accommodations
Updated:The religious bias case of the Jehovah’s Witness officer who refused to use a gun
Updated:Court: It’s ok to try to hit a co-worker with your car after grabbing her crotch (twice)
Updated:The #EEOC makes history by filing its first ever transgender-discrimination lawsuits
Updated:The Workplace Risks (and Rewards) of Social Media
Updated:An orgasm on a treadmill explodes an employee’s FMLA claim
Updated:Hitler jokes from supervisors of German descent are, oh, what’s the word?
Updated:EEOC’s attack on garden-variety severance agreements suffers a potentially MAJOR setback
Updated:A company so concerned about an employee with cancer….it fired her?!?
Updated:House Democrats seek to breathe new life into ENDA
Updated:Some Senate Republicans seek to reinvent the National Labor Relations Board
Updated:New House bills seek to slow the EEOC’s roll
Updated:What employers need to know about “subtle bias” before it becomes an in-your-face lawsuit
Updated:How swift response to racial slurs and graffiti defused a discrimination claim
Updated:The sleepy, old man with old ideas may have an age discrimination claim
Updated:EEOC takes on fitness-for-duty medical releases; how to avoid the crosshairs.
Updated:A restaurant posted LeSean McCoy’s receipt on its Facebook page
Updated:Apparently, the ADA requires accommodating an employee’s anger issues with a Shih Tzu named “Sugar Bear”
Updated:Final Score: HIPAA 1 – Retaliation 0
Updated:Philadelphia now requires breastfeeding protections for local employees
Updated:Court won’t let jury see plaintiff’s trial-victory prediction on Facebook
Updated:How to curse out your boss on Facebook … and get away with it!
Updated:Same-sex training. Ok or discrimination?
Updated:Here’s why you provide a list of essential job functions when approving FMLA
Updated:Please stand by…
Updated:I’m on trial. (You know, my real job).
Updated:Court: Title VII prohibits retaliation based on good-faith complaint of sexual-orientation harassment
Updated:Will the EEOC become more employer-friendly in the Fall?
Updated:Yes, you can fire an employee who discloses a disability at his termination meeting
Updated:The Employment Law Blog Carnival: Instagram Edition #ELBC
Updated:NJ Gov. Christie vetoes bill to protect unemployed job hunters
Updated:NLRB may encourage your employees to file OSHA, FLSA claims too
Updated:This may be the worst lie ever told on a resumé. Like ever.
Updated:NJ Gov. Christie signs ban-the-box legislation
Updated:An employer-defendant argued that cancer — CANCER!!! — is not an ADA disability
Updated:New Hampshire becomes the latest state to pass a social media workplace law
Updated:FMLA 101: Don’t make an employee work during leave. Just don’t.
Updated:Court says having to pee uncontrollably is not an ADA disability
Updated:Guess why dude lost his ADA failure-to-accommodate claim. (Hint: he didn’t ask for one).
Updated:Here’s the wrong way to deliver FMLA notices to employees
Updated:Learn all about religious accommodations in the workplace today at 2:00 PM EDT
Updated:Inappropriate Facebook videos, comments doom an employee’s discrimination claims
Updated:FACT OR FICTION: The ADA requires all employers to offer light duty.
Updated:Disclosing an employee’s medical info on Facebook is hella-stupid
Updated:Two years ago, no one gave this a second thought.
Updated:Court: No First Amendment right for teacher to trash students online
Updated:Is it discrimination to favor a workplace shortie (shawtie?) over her male subordinates?
Updated:EEOC shows no goodwill to Goodwill Industries: $100K for retaliation
Updated:#TBT The Employer Handbook seeks your feedback
Updated:Real and Spectacular! A true Seinfeld-ian claim of sexual harassment
Updated:Requesting an accommodation means more than saying, “I’m disabled.”
Updated:Today, President Obama will sign an Executive Order banning LGBT discrimination
Updated:Can a NJ company legally shorten the statute of limitations on employment claims?
Updated:Court: No need to accommodate employee who shows up drunk on Mike’s Hard Lemonade
Updated:Another PA court concludes that “fluctuating workweek” is dead in PA
Updated:5 HR Essentials from the #EEOC’s New Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance
Updated:What LeBron’s return teaches employers about accommodating the Mark of the Beast
Updated:Survey reveals the top social media faux pas that doom job applicants
Updated:Court: Pregnancy discrimination can still occur four months after childbirth
Updated:Six degrees of Kevin Bacon, err, social media and the workplace
Updated:All that for a bag of chips: Walgreens pays $180K to settle ADA claim
Updated:Why employee use of social media “off the clock” may still impact your workplace
Updated:The importance of communication during FMLA leave
Updated:Dating app maker Tinder sued for, you guessed it, sexual harassment
Updated:3 ways the #HobbyLobby decision affects your workplace
Updated:Black man claims a paint company’s paint is racist and he was fired for complaining
Updated:Supreme Court: President Obama botched those NLRB recess appointments
Updated:Score? US Men’s Soccer’s permission slip so your employees can miss work today
Updated:#SHRM14 updates from the best of the bloggerati
Updated:Nooses, n-words, and confederate flags, but no discrimination #shrm14
Updated:What HR should know about same-sex marriage and the FMLA #SHRM14
Updated:Survey reveals the top workplace productivity killers (Hint: one rhymes with “mocial sedia”)
Updated:#SHRM14: Let’s grab coffee (you’re buying)
Updated:3d Cir: No FMLA interference where employee receives all leave requested
Updated:President Obama to ban LGBT discrimination by federal contractors — eventually
Updated:EEOC sues a nonprofit that assists the disabled for, yep, disability discrimination
Updated:Apparently, you can curse your boss out and still keep your job
Updated:If you have questions today about FMLA/ADA leave issues, I’ve got your hook up
Updated:The firefighter afraid of fighting fires loses his ADA claim. Right, you guys? Right?!?
Updated:Ban the box is one step closer to becoming law throughout New Jersey
Updated:Court: Two butt grabs from a male boss would not offend an objectively, reasonable female
Updated:A lawyer is literally starving himself to raise awareness for social media firings
Updated:Employment at-will trumps the 2nd Amendment (Yes, you can fire the employee who shoots a gun at work)
Updated:Dust off that resume when your students really “like” that Facebook post of your face on a beer label
Updated:Just how badly did a federal appellate court trash extended leave as a reasonable accommodation?
Updated:For the love of God, bar owners! Train your employees not to liken beer to domestic violence.
Updated:An ADA accommodation just has to be reasonable — not the employee’s first choice
Updated:Two more states just made it illegal for employers to demand social media passwords
Updated:The Employment Law Blog Carnival: Small Business Edition #ELBC
Updated:Firing a sick employee just before she is FMLA-eligible is very risky
Updated:How yesterday’s federal court strike of PA’s same-sex marriage ban affects employers
Updated:Three employees fired for posing at work in KKK garb and makeshift crosses claim discrimination. Yep.
Updated:Should U.S. employers provide “paid menstrual leave”?
Updated:Tennessee has a social media workplace privacy law now, y’all
Updated:PA Superior Court closes non-competition-agreement loophole
Updated:You’ve heard of the “one-free-grope” rule. How about the “two-free-slurs” rule?
Updated:My employee deleted all of her work emails and quit. Can I sue her for that?
Updated:Minimum wage bump coming for employees of many Philly contractors
Updated:Survey shows that working moms earns less, but are satisfied with their jobs
Updated:Social media in the workplace: what’s legal; what’s not? #nextchat
Updated:Yes, you can have a hostile work environment based on sexual stereotyping.
Updated:Your contractor is a sexual harasser? You may still be on the hook.
Updated:FACT OR FICTION: There is such a thing as a reverse-disability claim?
Updated:Withdrawing a job offer because of an applicant’s prior injury may violate the ADA
Updated:GUEST POST: 4 Overtime Myths Debunked
Updated:Apparently, selling “Wake The [expletive] Up” coffee raises the “for cause” termination bar
Updated:Teacher can’t return to work two weeks after maternity leave ends, but may have an ADA claim
Updated:Plaintiff demands that a court order her alleged sexual harasser to photograph his penis for inspection
Updated:I ran my mouth for an hour and six minutes about the FMLA/ADA interplay
Updated:ALJ strikes social media policy disclaimer for work-related speech
Updated:Sixth Circuit redefines the “workplace” when considering attendance as an ADA essential job function
Updated:As of Sunday, Philadelphia businesses without this workplace poster are breaking the law
Updated:There is no right to be completely left alone while on FMLA leave
Updated:Employment Law Blog Carnival – Pick Your Holiday Edition
Updated:The ADA may require companies to accommodate employee theft. Yep, stealing.
Updated:What are employers doing about employees who do their taxes — at work!?!
Updated:This is one badass labor and employment law roundtable
Updated:A 79-year-old teacher was fired for refusing to unfriend her students on Facebook
Updated:What’s hot at the EEOC? Plus, a legal roadmap for managing the aging workforce.
Updated:Playing golf and having sex are major life activities under the ADA
Updated:ACA Update: Why Your Company Should Be Tracking Employees’ Hours Now
Updated:Announcing The Employer Handbook LinkedIn Group
Updated:3d Cir. on FLSA successor-in-interest liability. Or, as I like to put it, “No Blog Hits” Day
Updated:2 million reasons to avoid the EEOC’s same-sex-harassment crosshairs
Updated:A post about David Crosby, alcohol, and the ADA
Updated:When the supervisor offers an employee $$$ to have sex with his wife, that’s not gender bias, you guys
Updated:The guy who was fired for peeing in a cup in front of his co-worker claims disability discrimination
Updated:About last night…
Updated:Wages aren’t confidential, you guys. Your employees can discuss them.
Updated:FACT OR FICTION: You must provide FMLA to someone who “potentially” qualifies for it
Updated:Court reasons that unreasonably withdrawing a reasonable accommodation is reason for employee to win ADA suit
Updated:Plaintiff-employee destroys Facebook posts about her case; court destroys her
Updated:This may just be the greatest union-avoidance banner evah!
Updated:The March Edition of the Employment Law Blog Carnival is LIVE!!!
Updated:That’s what she said: How to navigate the pitfalls of the FCRA
Updated:Democrats seek to undo 2013 Supreme Court ruling defining workplace “supervisor”
Updated:Is it unreasonable to tell your boss to stop sexually harassing you?
Updated:What is it exactly that President Obama wants to do to the FLSA?
Updated:What the EEOC wants companies to know about social media and employment discrimination
Updated:FACT OR FICTION: An FMLA-eligible employee can decline FMLA leave
Updated:VIDEO: Justin Bieber is a smug and very arrogant deponent
Updated:Check out the new EEOC guidance on workplace religious accommodations
Updated:Accessing Your Employee’s Social Media Accounts May Violate Federal Law
Updated:Employee wins sexual harassment case. (Employee is a prostitute)
Updated:CHEATSHEET: How to pay employees for Daylight Savings Time work
Updated:The National Football League’s proposed “N”-word penalty: too far, or not far enough?
Updated:Choking a female co-worker and telling her she likes it rough could be sexual harassment
Updated:Daughter’s Facebook post costs dad $80k employment settlement
Updated:I’m using pitcher Carlos Martinez’s porn-filled Twitter feed to teach you a social-media-and-the-workplace lesson.
Updated:Mohawks in the workplace aren’t gay. Stupid, but not gay.
Updated:Requiring a doctor’s note for each FMLA absence may be unlawful
Updated:Employees who social network at work for 20 minutes are happier — and no less productive
Updated:“May it please the Court. Being overweight is just like having a neon-green mohawk.”
Updated:Well, that’s a messed up workplace religious accommodation request
Updated:Does the ADA require accommodating a graveyard shift employee with insomnia?
Updated:Bad things happen when management laments to HR that black people are ugly
Updated:3 minor leaguers claim Major League Baseball violated the Fair Labor Standards Act
Updated:FACT OR FICTION: Snow + Office Closed = FMLA Day
Updated:Are lots of your severance agreements retaliatory? EEOC says yes.
Updated:An employee sued her employer for involuntary servitude. Yep, slavery.
Updated:New Philadelphia law requires accommodations for pregnant employees
Updated:New bill in Congress will revamp FMLA to cover smaller employers
Updated:NLRB renews its effort to expedite union elections
Updated:Employee claims discrimination, then her friend gets fired. Is that retaliation?
Updated:Husband’s “kill list” is your green light to fire an employee on FMLA
Updated:GUEST POST: Six Tips for Employers Filing for an H-1B Visa
Updated:The hella-worst job interview blunders evah!
Updated:Employee’s sexual harassment claims advance to trial because boobs
Updated:What happens in Vegas, becomes an FMLA claim. Really.
Updated:The Supreme Court on FLSA, donning, doffing, and Daft Punk!
Updated:FACT OR FICTION: A temporary disability may be an ADA disability
Updated:NJ now bans discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions
Updated:The guy fired for grab-ass at work may have been discriminated against
Updated:Social media? Anti-harassment? No workplace policy can prevent something this stupid…
Updated:GUEST POST: What legal rights do unpaid interns have?
Updated:Why a single kiss could have one employer in boiling hot legal water
Updated:And we have an early contender for worst employment-law decision of 2014
Updated:GUEST POST: HR Department of One
Updated:Joely Caroline Meyer
Updated:Maybe Facebook can’t tell you if a candidate is worth hiring, after all
Updated:ADA leave requests may be verbal or written, just not telepathic
Updated:GUEST POST: Flexible Work Location for FLSA-Exempt Employees
Updated:Judge slashes jury award for black plaintiff called the “N”-word — by her black boss
Updated:EEOC thrashes Scientologist employer that allegedly made workers scream at ashtrays
Updated:“Rise before The Employer Handbook; kneel before The Employer Handbook!”
Updated:New Year’s Resolution: Social media training for your workforce
Updated:The most clicked, hella-best HR-compliance updates from 2013!!!
Updated:A general manager may have to pay his employer’s wage-and-hour debts
Updated:Teacher fired over Facebook groping photo could get her job back
Updated:So your public relations executive just tweeted a racist joke that went viral…
Updated:Last day to vote for The Employer Handbook as a top employment-law blog
Updated:PA Gov. Corbett announces support for ban on LGBT workplace discrimination
Updated:Proposed bill banning credit checks on employees and applicants reintroduced
Updated:Telling an employee her “big fat ass needs to concentrate on losing weight” is not discrimination
Updated:New bill in Congress would provide paid family and medical leave
Updated:Your President/CEO may have to pay your company’s wage and hour debts herself
Updated:GUEST POST: Hidden Substance Use at Work
Updated:FACT OR FICTION: Employers may discriminate based on family status
Updated:Camouflage toilet paper and 9 of the other most unusual coworker holiday gifts
Updated:Must an employer ask if a disability is causing poor job performance?
Updated:GUEST POST: What HR needs to know about how immigration law impacts firing decisions
Updated:HR’s 2013 Performance Review (via SHRM’s #nextchat)
Updated:Employers may force employees not to file class actions
Updated:Pregnancy isn’t a workplace disability, but how about morning sickness?
Updated:Employee legally fired for complaining on Facebook about the boss’ “creapy hands”
Updated:ABA Journal names The Employer Handbook a top law blog (again)! #TeamHandbook
Updated:Woman fired after getting sniffed by men 24 times may have a retaliation claim
Updated:To all the employers too gun-shy to fire an employee on the day she returns from FMLA leave
Updated:FACT OR FICTION: Giving a part-time employee full-time hours may be FMLA retaliation?
Updated:Welcome to the Employment Law Blog Carnival: Hollywood Villains Edition
Updated:EEOC focusing on national-origin discrimination — what employers need to know
Updated:The prison guard who left the work-release inmates unattended lost his discrimination claim
Updated:NLRB ok’s firing of two employees who trashed their company on Facebook
Updated:New bill in PA House would erase many local paid-sick-leave laws
Updated:“Drug-Free Workplace Policy Builder” from the Department of Labor
Updated:Placing do-not-hire notes in personnel files of employees who file EEOC charges is dumb
Updated:The ADA still requires a plaintiff to show that he has a “disability”
Updated:ENDA — a bill banning LGBT workplace discrimination — passes the Senate
Updated:NJ votes to increase minimum wage to $8.25
Updated:No pants in the office leads to sexual harassment claims, you guys.
Updated:Senate on the brink of approving bill to improve LGBT workplace rights
Updated:“My fake eye was falling out of its socket,” and 12 other wild missed-work excuses
Updated:FACT OR FICTION: You can ban employees from consuming alcohol — even off the clock.
Updated:The Boston Red Sox are the 2013 World Series Champions!!!
Updated:Let’s play: What did Senator Harry Reid say to affect your workplace?
Updated:Philadelphia bill would require companies to accommodate pregnant employees
Updated:Facebook photo gets female employee fired; male employee merely reprimanded
Updated:How not to respond when an employee complains about sexual harassment
Updated:Court rules that company need not allow mass unscheduled prayer breaks
Updated:New Jersey Recognizes Same Sex Marriages – Why it Matters for Pennsylvania Employers
Updated:New NJ bill targets pregnancy and childbirth discrimination
Updated:Nearly half of employers investigate job applicants online
Updated:Does the FLSA require paying employees who wait in security lines at work?
Updated:An employer is not required to change supervisors as an ADA accommodation
Updated:That’s what they said: Social media and the workplace and the lawsuits
Updated:EEOC sues over failure to accommodate the Mark of the Beast
Updated:NY Court: Indefinite leave may be a reasonable accommodation for disabilities
Updated:FACT OR FICTION: FMLA and workers’ compensation may run concurrently
Updated:Must an ADA requested accommodation correlate to an essential job function?
Updated:Employee — a grown man for God’s sake — claims he was fired for being a brony
Updated:Court destroys my “Ravishing Rick Rude” theory of same-sex harassment
Updated:Court holds that anxiety from possibly getting fired is an ADA disability.
Updated:Fan gets fired for playing hooky to maintain his Yankee Stadium attendance streak
Updated:New PA bill would make the Commonwealth a right-to-work state
Updated:Woman’s Kanye-inspired “take this job and shove it” video goes viral. Would YOU hire her?
Updated:The golden rule of accommodating employees under the ADA
Updated:Telling an employee to “focus on her health” is not disability discrimination
Updated:6 keys to having your age discrimination release hold up in court
Updated:Employee asks court to stop company from making her work Saturdays
Updated:Court ok’s firing EAP employee upset with company’s workplace investigation
Updated:Does the ADA mandate transfer preferences for disabled employees?
Updated:Your resume is in Klingon, plus 11 other ways not to impress the hiring manager
Updated:That’s what they said: Facebook “Like” under the First Amendment, same-sex marriage benefits, plus a carnival
Updated:DOL provides guidance on home care workers and law firm internships
Updated:How ordering cheesesteaks can help employers with disability-accommodation requests
Updated:Lady Gaga may owe her former assistant a lot of unpaid OT
Updated:Body shots + booty shorts + live office sex = no sexual harassment
Updated:EEOC Commissioner Feldblum provides answers on obesity as an ADA disability
Updated:Waitress suspended for posting racist customer receipt on Facebook
Updated:A supervisor’s swine flu death wish on an older employee leads to an age bias claim
Updated:GUEST POST: Three keys to maximizing your onboarding success
Updated:Under the ADA, even a 15-minute task may be an essential job function
Updated:Jury awards $280K to black female called N-word — by her black boss
Updated:New NJ law bans retaliation against employees asked to give pay information
Updated:NJ passes a business-friendly workplace social media privacy law
Updated:What employers should know about the ADA and fitness-for-duty exams
Updated:Enforce your employee call-in/notice requirements — even for FMLA leave
Updated:FACT OR FICTION: Permanent light duty is an ADA reasonable accommodation
Updated:That’s what they said: Solving your Labor Day employee-pay issues
Updated:Paula Deen discrimination lawsuit dismissed after parties settle
Updated:DOL offers the definitive word on FMLA and same-sex marriage. Kinda sorta.
Updated:Four easy ways to break the law by viewing an employee’s Facebook posts
Updated:Employment Law Blog Carnival: The Back-to-School Edition
Updated:New PA bill would ban sexual orientation, gender identity discrimination
Updated:Breaking Bad: The Lost Episode (the one about Jesse’s ADA lawsuit)
Updated:What could possibly go wrong with a sham workplace investigation?
Updated:When it comes to ADA accommodations, reasonable is good enough
Updated:A woman sharing topless photos at work prolly isn’t an invitation to grope her
Updated:Paula Deen beats the race-discrimination claims that crushed her
Updated:In its war on background checks, the EEOC loses a major early battle
Updated:Hiring managers share 10 awesome job pitches, and 10 epic fails!
Updated:Few courts award w/c to the drunk, pot-smoker, who falls on his head while peeing
Updated:It’s THIS easy to be considered disabled under the ADA
Updated:Want a really stupid adjective to use on an employee’s performance review?
Updated:Judge dismisses “Borgata Babes'” claims of weight discrimination
Updated:Man pays court-ordered settlement in quarters — 600,000 of them!
Updated:GUEST POST: Six key aspects of an employee wellness program
Updated:Senate confirms five members to the National Labor Relations Board
Updated:An employee who sleeps on the job may still be qualified under the ADA
Updated:“You can take your proposal and shove it up your ass and fire me and I’ll see you in court.”
Updated:Survey underscores gap in employer/employee BYOD privacy expectations
Updated:Princeton study reveals that older employees face “subtle bias” in the workplace
Updated:900,000 reasons not to judge a book by its cover
Updated:Who fires the 68-year-old right after her great performance review?
Updated:Facebook “tagging” adds a new wrinkle to social media discovery
Updated:NJ victims of domestic violence, sexual assault can now get leave from work
Updated:That’s what they said: Lotsa NLRB news, and an employment-law carnival
Updated:How 3 NFL players’ mea culpa will improve your social media policy
Updated:GUEST POST: 3 ways to avoid Macy’s recent immigration workplace problems
Updated:Iowa S. Ct.: Upon review, firing the attractive female was not sex discrimination
Updated:The unintended consequences of a new social media workplace law
Updated:One step closer to federally-protected LGBT rights in the workplace
Updated:Obesity as a workplace disability? One court bucks the trend and says no.
Updated:Following homophobic slur, NHL player quits Twitter
Updated:The six social media faux pas that may cost you that big job
Updated:The one about the porta-potty harassment
Updated:YYYOUCH! Employee fired for refusing Brazilian wax claims sex discrimination.
Updated:George Zimmerman trial lessons: How not to use social media
Updated:No non-compete in the offer letter, but here’s a way to enforce one…
Updated:Iowa S. Ct. to reconsider if it’s legal to fire an employee for her irresistible attraction
Updated:Supreme Court DOMA ruling “In Plain English”; impact on employers
Updated:Employee teased with small penis jokes has a viable sexual harassment claim
Updated:Supreme Court delivers two — count ’em TWO — wins for employers
Updated:When a hostile work environment isn’t a hostile work environment
Updated:Yo 11: Nevada now has a social media workplace privacy law too
Updated:Paula Deen didn’t exactly deny those allegations of race discrimination
Updated:28 ways to avoid breaking the law when hiring summer interns
Updated:The ADA way to require psych counseling for an employee
Updated:Grab-ass in the workplace may be sexual harassment, you guys
Updated:Can height be a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act?
Updated:The most cockamamie excuse evah for firing a pregnant employee
Updated:#SHRM13 ROLL CALL!!!
Updated:Does firing a law firm associate for discussing wages violate federal labor law?
Updated:The ethical tightrope of social media as a litigation tool
Updated:“What do you mean, ‘you people’?”
Updated:Not for Teacher: Court denies request to miss Tuesdays for Sabbath
Updated:Tough HR issues: ADA and extending a leave of absence
Updated:Firing a woman for lactating at work is against the law
Updated:Supreme Court passes on ADA transfer accommodation case
Updated:Employee alleges he got the “Office Space,” claims age discrimination
Updated:New federal bill would expand FLSA to protect salaried new moms
Updated:Oregon has a new workplace social media law. Is a federal law next?
Updated:Employee posts “FIRE ME…Make my day…” on Facebook. And guess what?
Updated:Washington is the 9th state with a social media workplace privacy law
Updated:EEOC talks employer wellness programs; provides an ADA Q&A
Updated:Ha Ha! You pulled my pants down! Now I’m suing you for sexual harassment.
Updated:New Philly law rewards employers for health benefits to LGBT employees
Updated:GUEST POST: Wage Theft Quietly Becoming a Major Problem in Today’s Workplace
Updated:I miss my mom
Updated:3d Cir: Obama NLRB recess appointments (Becker too) were unconstitutional
Updated:Colorado now has a social media workplace privacy law too
Updated:FMLA for same-sex couples? Possibly. But, a carnival? Definitely!
Updated:Court orders re-hiring a teacher who wished her students a watery death
Updated:Horniest boss ever? His employee still can’t prove sexual harassment.
Updated:House passes bill permitting employees to swap OT for comp time
Updated:Appeals Court: NLRB union-rights poster violates free-speech rights
Updated:NJ Gov. Christie vetoes proposed workplace social media law
Updated:Fact or Fiction: It’s ok to fire an employee for pro-union Facebook posts to NON-employees
Updated:“At your age, David, you hadn’t even thought about retiring?”
Updated:A record-setting EEOC verdict, and a judge puns about strip clubs
Updated:Wooooo pig sooie! Arkansas gets a workplace social media privacy law
Updated:Third Circuit says VIPs cannot sue for Title VII discrimination
Updated:GUEST POST: How To Deal With Workplace Bullying As An Employer
Updated:Will Congress finally greenlight LGBT rights in the workplace?
Updated:Irresistible attraction, three-ways, and more fun and games
Updated:I’ll take Supreme Court Justices on retaliation for $500, Alex.
Updated:Congress blocks proposed ban on requests for employee social media passwords
Updated:GUEST POST: How Tech Creates Add’l Challenges in Today’s Workplace
Updated:SURVEY: Should you friend your boss on Facebook?
Updated:Breaking Bad? NM is the 6th state to pass social media workplace law
Updated:RIP: Philadelphia Paid Sick Leave Bill
Updated:Employee caught in a pick, Supreme Court scratches her FLSA claims
Updated:Information on how you can help Boston #PrayForBoston
Updated:Four ways to successfully defend an Equal Pay Act claim
Updated:Remove my stitches! And 14 other all-time crazy requests from the boss
Updated:Fired and told “you’re a little too old for your job,” Old Rose LOSES her age-bias claim
Updated:An employee using the “honest belief” doctrine in a bias case? As if!
Updated:Even rarely performed job functions may be “essential” under the ADA
Updated:The importance of addressing sex stereotyping in the workplace
Updated:I was attacked by a bear! — and 8 other lame excuses for being late to work
Updated:Are Flounder from Animal House and Left Ear from The Italian Job “disabled”?
Updated:FireMe! app outs Twitter users who talk smack about their jobs
Updated:Tips from Facebook on getting discovery of a plaintiff’s Facebook page
Updated:Leave as an ADA reasonable accommodation; when is enough…enough?
Updated:Utah becomes the fifth state with a workplace social-media privacy law
Updated:POLL RESULTS: Here’s what you said about the #Donglegate firing
Updated:Feeling “maybe overworked” is not an FMLA “serious health condition”
Updated:POLL: Was the #Donglegate firing fair?
Updated:Employee gets fired for tweeting complaints about discrimination
Updated:Firing for *&$%-laced Facebook post is not reverse-race discrimination, you guys
Updated:STUDY: Your social media policy hits the right legal issues, but…
Updated:It’s the March edition of The Employment Law Blog Carnival
Updated:Supreme Court to tackle age discrimination
Updated:Is rejecting a sexual advance, without reporting it, protected activity?
Updated:That’s what he said: The infamous Eagle v. Morgan LinkedIn case is ovah!
Updated:GUEST POST: A guide to creating a comfortable workplace
Updated:NLRB to ask Supreme Court to review its latest recess appointments
Updated:100% pure settlement offer? If not, it may be ADMISSIBLE … AT … TRIAL!
Updated:An EEOC complaint is not your free pass to goof off at work
Updated:New FMLA requirements on posters and notices start today
Updated:In 77 tweets, what employers can learn about EEOC enforcement #EEOCHR
Updated:CHEATSHEET: How to pay employees for Daylight Savings Time work
Updated:New federal bill would ban credit checks on employees and applicants
Updated:New federal bill would expand FMLA to cover part-time employees
Updated:How can the EEOC improve? Tweet your feedback with hashtag #QCP
Updated:GUEST POST: The Budding Burden of BYOD – Legal Issues Abound
Updated:A new workplace social-networking privacy bill surfaces in Philly
Updated:Repeatedly discussing your employee’s sex life with her is bad, you guys.
Updated:Yahoo! has a new no-telecommuting rule. Here’s why it may be unlawful.
Updated:@Eric_B_Meyer on DriveThruHR #dthr
Updated:8 employee-handbook tips from Django Unchained. Yes, seriously.
Updated:Supreme Court to determine what “clothes” are under the FLSA.
Updated:Manager’s drunk Facebook threats + Boss’s Buddha blogging = retaliation claim?
Updated:GUEST POST: The ADA and Test-Taking
Updated:Bitter Barista blogs his way out of job by smack-talking customers, boss
Updated:Will Congress expand FMLA to include bereavement leave?
Updated:Keep an eye out for a new paid-sick-leave bill in Congress
Updated:Pennsylvania nears a game-changing whistleblower-law amendment
Updated:Facebook photos from a Mexican vacation foil an employee’s FMLA claims
Updated:Paid Sick Leave In Philadelphia – Round 2
Updated:Employees who no-call/no-show for a month lose FMLA lawsuits
Updated:National Right to Work? Plus, SCOTUS to take up Obama recess appointments
Updated:Case of Borat Discrimination for Make Benefit Glorious Resources of Humans
Updated:GUEST POST: Shocking Consequences of Social Media In The Workplace
Updated:New bill in PA would prohibit unemployment discrimination
Updated:Employee posts “I wish I could get fired” on Facebook. Guess what happened?
Updated:Discrimination claims drop in ’12; The Employer Handbook go BOOM!
Updated:OMG! Must we grant our employee’s religious-accommodation request?
Updated:Holy smokes! As in, up in smoke for Obama’s Labor Board selections
Updated:The 25 CRAZAZIEST job-interview questions of 2013
Updated:New app promises to sanitize your employees’ Facebook pages
Updated:Fact or Fiction: Your employee’s nasty facial scar may be a disability
Updated:Supreme Court to decide how an employee must prove Title VII retaliation
Updated:Where do WEDGIES fit into your progressive discipline policy?
Updated:Court ok’s firing teacher who called students ‘future criminals’ on Facebook
Updated:Who are YOU to tell ME that I’m not offended by sexual harassment?!?
Updated:HOW TO: Properly address disability accommodation when hiring
Updated:School-bus driver calls student “little bitch” on Facebook, gets fired, and sues?!?
Updated:ADA reasonable accommodations for these Looney Tunes
Updated:Court countenances canning complainers of consensual canoodling
Updated:3 essential FMLA tools for your HR-compliance arsenal
Updated:This is my new go-to social-media-discovery judicial opinion
Updated:By far, the WORST job in America (allegedly, of course)
Updated:Religious accommodation required for an employee’s veganism? Maybe.
Updated:The Employer Handbook turns 2; and the NLRB keeps hatin’ on employers
Updated:With employers like THIS, it’s gonna be a busy 2013 for the lawyers.
Updated:Michigan is now the fourth state to protect employee online privacy
Updated:My 5 best posts of 2012, as selected by the world’s best readers*
Updated:It’s legal to fire a female employee because of her “irresistible attraction”
Updated:Federal employee receives a 5-page written warning for . . . farting?!?
Updated:6 EEOC priorities over the next 4 years and the impact on your business
Updated:Swine flu as an ADA disability? What would Ozzy and Sharon say?
Updated:Pay it forward: HR and Employment-law style
Updated:Does the law require transfers for employees seeking medical treatment?
Updated:When can an employer require an exempt employee to take unpaid leave?
Updated:How Employer Words and Actions Can Make FMLA Apply, Even When It Doesn’t
Updated:If your employee did THIS on Facebook, what would you do?
Updated:New “Top Jobs for 2013” list will make many of my readers VERY happy
Updated:Fact or Fiction: Breaks/lunch taken at work may qualify for FMLA
Updated:HO HO NO! Facebook comments get Santa Claus fired…twice!
Updated:HR testifies that employee firing was FMLA retaliation (you read that right)
Updated:HR’S 2012 performance review #nextchat
Updated:I can’t believe you missed these workplace blockbusters, you guys!
Updated:EEOC: Bar claimed males like their Sunday servers sans embryo
Updated:“Younger people are the future” comment creates age-bias claim
Updated:Boy meets girl, dates girl, breaks up, calls girl “whore,” gets fired, sues for discrimination
Updated:Christian employee + Ramadan bagel party = hostile work environment?
Updated:That’s what he said: SCOTUS hears argument on who is a “supervisor”
Updated:The most blunt same-sex sexual harassment judicial opinion…evah!
Updated:If your employees did THIS on Facebook, what would you do?
Updated:Carnival of HR: Cyber Monday Edition
Updated:Four lessons employers can learn from the Petraeus scandal
Updated:Racially hostile work environment? Depends on which “n”-word.
Updated:Confession & Profession: When a co-worker overshares…
Updated:Social Media SHOW (and Tell)
Updated:Employment Law Blog Carnival: Hollywood Casting Call Edition
Updated:That’s what he said: Attorney Tips for Seeking Social Media Discovery
Updated:Obama’s re-election evokes ugly Facebook-racism from some employees
Updated:Guest Post: 5 Basics Every Employer Should Know about the ADA
Updated:Facebook pics of employee boozing at a festival ruin her FMLA claim
Updated:Paying banana boxes of food as OT is not an a-peeling option
Updated:2 tips to help your social media policy withstand NLRB scrutiny
Updated:SURVEY: When it comes to politics at work, mum’s the word
Updated:It’s not disability discrimination when you don’t know about the disability.
Updated:NLRB breathes new life into your “at-will” employment disclaimers
Updated:You be the judge: Can this employer enforce its general release?
Updated:Salty about Sandy: 20 Hurricane tweets from your employees
Updated:An HR guide to the workplace implications of Hurricane Sandy
Updated:GUEST POST: 5 Disability-Discrimination-Law Basics for Employers
Updated:New equal-rights rules for NJ employers take effect next month
Updated:Fact or Fiction: FMLA covers a tummy-tuck procedure
Updated:What happens in Vegas, becomes an FMLA claim
Updated:Employee’s Twitter hatin’ costs him unemployment benefits
Updated:10 excuses for missing work that are more creative than yours
Updated:144 “N”-words, but black employees can’t prove they were offended
Updated:Fact or Fiction: Opposing an employee’s u/c request may be Title VII retaliation
Updated:Everything’s bigger in Texas. Even the Facebook stupidity.
Updated:172 resources to up employment flexibility in your workplace
Updated:Psst…there’s a hella-good new blog for HR and employment law
Updated:Utilityman can’t climb utility poles, but has ADA claim against utility company
Updated:Does the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act cover lost LinkedIn business opportunities?
Updated:Go jump in the lake! (and then sue for race discrimination)
Updated:Five pending Supreme Court cases for HR, In-House & the C-Suite to follow
Updated:GUEST POST: 3 Reasons to Consider Job Applicants with Online Degrees
Updated:$$$ reasons to have a second-language anti-harassment policy
Updated:New bill would require accommodations for pregnant employees
Updated:In its first Facebook-firing decison, the NLRB backs an employer
Updated:CA enacts workplace social media protections; NJ gets closer
Updated:Rapper’s Delight: Lil Wayne gives a deposition for the ages [VIDEO]
Updated:What one employment-law question would you ask Paul Ryan?
Updated:What one employment-law question would you ask Joe Biden?
Updated:What one employment-law question would you ask Mitt Romney?
Updated:What one employment-law question would you ask President Obama?
Updated:Telecommuting as an ADA accommodation: Maybe; maybe not
Updated:NLRB’s 1st social media ruling: Slams Costco policy; greenlights defamation
Updated:That moment right before the pain begins: an EEOC subpoena
Updated:Want 5 court-approved workplace anti-harassment tips? Read this…
Updated:GUEST POST: Hiring obstacles that the web poses to college grads
Updated:Yo, Boss! Did you say “Spacebook” and “Tweeter”?
Updated:Is an employee with managerial duties “similarly situated” to a manager?
Updated:Is “casual conversation” of a parent’s health enough to trigger FMLA?
Updated:Court grants access to plaintiff’s social media in discrimination case
Updated:POLL: Your employees post THIS YouTube video. What do you do?
Updated:“How can I keep the white girl?”
Updated:Save the turtles, skip poison ivy, vote The Employer Handbook!
Updated:Ethics charges for two lawyers over Facebook friending a litigant
Updated:ADA does not require indefinite break from essential job functions
Updated:GUEST POST: Why Hiring Managers Must Verify College Degrees
Updated:Kiss the “fluctuating workweek” OT method goodbye in PA
Updated:No ADA accommodations required for non-disabled employees
Updated:PA: Forced reinstatement of a sexual harasser violates public policy
Updated:New model jury rules specifically address use of social media
Updated:FMLA may require you to adjust employee performance standards
Updated:GUEST POST: FMLA & ADA: Never the twain shall meet? (Part II)
Updated:GUEST POST: FMLA & ADA: Never the twain shall meet? (Part I)
Updated:Pierce Cameron Meyer
Updated:D-I-S-M-I-S-S-E-D! Court punts Playboy-posing cheerleader’s bias claims.
Updated:Horseshoes, hand grenades and….FMLA eligibility?
Updated:Employer wins lawsuit despite a “pattern of systematic sexual harassment”
Updated:The 3rd Circuit’s new FLSA joint-employment test…in HAIKU
Updated:Peanut butter cups for everyone! Thank you, Third Circuit!
Updated:There are employee perks. And then there are Google-employee perks…
Updated:Appeals court revives disability bias claims of one-handed bus driver
Updated:What do Ravishing Rick Rude and sex discrimination have in common?
Updated:Facebooking about “naked Twister” may doom one’s sexual harassment claims
Updated:Can the words “Emergency Room” trigger an FMLA request?
Updated:413,000 reasons for HR to avoid inconsistent employee discipline
Updated:Snoop Dog becomes Snoop Lion! And news of a new employee Facebook law
Updated:A scary NLRB decision threatening the integrity of workplace investigations
Updated:“An employee walks into a hospital wearing a Jesus lanyard…”
Updated:HR Manager emails bolster employee’s ADEA and FMLA claims
Updated:Big changes coming to the Mine Safety and Health Act?
Updated:Egyptian-born FBI agent + post-9/11 transfer = discrimination claim
Updated:Fact or Fiction: The ADA requires creating a new job for a disabled employee
Updated:Recipient of nasty racial slurs from an office friend loses bias claim
Updated:The EEOC’s subpoena power is crazazy broad. Wooo!!!
Updated:Booby trapped! No break time for nursing employee; no lawsuit either.
Updated:It’s the July Edition of the Employment Law Blog Carnival!
Updated:To minimize FMLA lawsuits, hire slow and fire fast (before the FMLA request)
Updated:Retaliatory voodoo, Courtney Love, and lots of unpaid $$$
Updated:Breaking stupid: A hella-dumb Facebook invasion-of-privacy claim
Updated:TIP: Remind your employees to update Facebook privacy settings
Updated:PA to require public-works contractors & subcontractors to use E-Verify
Updated:It’s tough to prove age bias after getting caught sleeping on the job
Updated:HR 101: Don’t suggest “No More Hysterectomies” to a woman on FMLA
Updated:U.S. Department of Labor has a new FMLA guide and webinar
Updated:NJ reaffirms that officers may be personally liable for unpaid wages
Updated:Pennsylvania to relax OT requirements for hospitals
Updated:PA bill will protect privacy of employee social media passwords
Updated:Paid sick leave now in effect in Philadelphia
Updated:Healthcare, what? Eyeball 3 other pending employment law bills
Updated:One roughneck’s life: sex jokes, gay innuendo, all legal.
Updated:Beer muscles and a #SHRM12 lesson about accountability
Updated:Who is a supervisor?
Updated:Employer customer lists: “Whatever you say, dude.”
Updated:Guest Post: The Problem with Safety Awards
Updated:Going to #SHRM12 in Atlanta? You know I’ll be there.
Updated:The NLRB continues preaching to your non-union employees
Updated:Supreme Court: No overtime pay for pharmaceutical sales reps
Updated:HELP WANTED: Born-again Christians need only apply
Updated:Your state’s family-leave benefits probably suck!
Updated:Fact or Fiction: Disabilities under the ADAAA cannot be episodic
Updated:4 pending bills that could change the NJ employment landscape
Updated:Employer’s failure to investigate harassment creates retaliation claim
Updated:The teacher who blogged about her “dunderhead” students is back!
Updated:Do employees have protected privacy rights in Facebook postings?
Updated:Paycheck Fairness Act fails in the Senate, plus other news…
Updated:No flush, but two of a kind win in a workplace toilet dispute
Updated:The golden rule on forwarding emails at work
Updated:That’s what they said: “29 different ways to say ‘I quit'”
Updated:Want a labor-law-legal social media policy? Bookmark this, I guess.
Updated:The ADA does not protect medical-marijuana use, but…
Updated:Federal legislation reintroduced to promote hiring veterans
Updated:Fifth of vodka + whiskey + elevator shaft = no workers’ comp
Updated:How to lose a disability discrimination case in 5 easy steps…
Updated:Boss fires HR Manager to whom he sent w-2 (by w-2, I mean lots of porn)
Updated:Now hear this: Hearing loss comments are evidence of age bias
Updated:Does the ADA require accommodating an employee’s commute to work?
Updated:That’s what they said: “Naked ambition” and a “voyeur boss”? (And more…)
Updated:EEOC now publishes charge data, by state. Have a look…
Updated:How North Carolina’s Amendment One Will Affect Employee Benefits
Updated:That was fast: Court voids NLRB “quickie” union-election rules
Updated:U.S. Senate now has its own FB password bill; NJ nears similar ban
Updated:A Facebook firing? An employer in hot water? Ya don’t say…
Updated:Pregnant Workers Fairness Act introduced in Congress
Updated:That’s what he said: “Oktoberfest” & “No OT for you!”
Updated:NLRB: Barring employees from discussing salary is a bad idea
Updated:Report: Employees share WAY more Facebook info than they think
Updated:That’s what she said: A hairy religious discrimination claim is settled
Updated:No FMLA claim for employee who mistakenly thought he was fired
Updated:More office romances; more anti-harassment training
Updated:New NLRB election rules may get derailed; plus more on SNOPA
Updated:New federal law will bar employer demands for online passwords #SNOPA
Updated:The NLRB’s blueprint for “quickie” union elections
Updated:5 takeaways from the EEOC’s new guidance on use of criminal records
Updated:NLRB “quickie” election rule survives a Senate challenge
Updated:Failure to provide timely COBRA notice, retaliation? No, Sensei!!!
Updated:An HR primer on handling religious-accommodation requests
Updated:Court holds mistaken discrimination is unmistakably illegal
Updated:Even a voluntary demotion can lead to a retaliation claim
Updated:The NLRB officially delays the mandatory union-poster rule
Updated:ADA potpourri, anyone?
Updated:Do we need to post the NLRB poster? Just answer the question!
Updated:Mini horse + reasonable accommodation lawsuit = I told you so!
Updated:Do your confidentiality agreements pass muster with the NLRB?
Updated:Who are all these people in your (government’s) workplace?
Updated:And the first state to ban asking for employee Facebook passwords is…
Updated:Uneven severance packages may create discrimination claims
Updated:Meyer(s) on Pending Employment Bills, Social Media, and Slides
Updated:Is a workplace “English-only” rule legal?
Updated:Employment discrimination by the numbers: Foreign Edition
Updated:Are aliens protected from illegal workplace discrimination?
Updated:The risk of waiting to enforce arbitration agreements with employees
Updated:EEOC clarifies ADEA “reasonable factors other than age” defense
Updated:Fact or Fiction: FLSA preempts state wage and hour laws?
Updated:6 keys to keeping unpaid internships from becoming a hot wage & hour mess
Updated:The Ambien alternative a/k/a NLRB FY11 operations statistics
Updated:Relax! Businesses don’t want employee Facebook passwords.
Updated:So, can a prevailing defendant really recover e-discovery costs?
Updated:Court allows plaintiff a quick peek into defendant’s Facebook account
Updated:#SCOTUS clarifies scope of FMLA coverage for employers
Updated:Distinguishing state & federal disability-accommodation claims
Updated:4 new employment-law bills now pending in Congress
Updated:Baseball has a new social media policy. And it may be unlawful.
Updated:Arbitration agreement tips for PA employers from the 3rd Circuit