This is not up for debate. Continue reading
One of your supervisors has just been accused of sexual harassment. Rather than spend the money to litigate the case, your company decides to settle. Let’s go through the standard provisions:
Ah, not so fast on that last one if your business is in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Continue reading
The good news is that I get to play an 80’s rock ballad (youtube, Spotify) as I share with you the bad news that, by the time you read this post, you’re most likely SOL for signing up for “The Employment Law Year in Review,” a free webinar on Thu, Dec 7, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST.
That’s right, my dudes!
I started advertising the webinar on Monday and, just like that, buh-bye to 1000 attendee slots. I can’t imagine what the secondary market for tickets to next month’s big event must look like right now. Wonder. Wonder. Continue reading
On July 24, 2016, Ms. Junclaus went on her personal Twitter page and tweeted: “@realDonaldTrump I am the VP of HR in a comp outside of philly [sic] an informal survey of our employees shows 100% AA employees voting Trump!”
A little over two months later, Ms. Junclaus found herself unemployed and applying for benefits. Continue reading
Later this week, on November 17, Netflix releases Marvel’s The Punisher. If you’ve
dorked out gotten culture with any of The Defenders series, then, like me, you’ve been chomping at the bit for this release. But, if you need some enticement, check out the official trailer for Marvel’s The Punisher. It opens with Frank Castle as an early contender for Father Of the Year, teaching his kid Metallica on an acoustic guitar. Seconds later, Castle’s entire family is dead and he’s talking about infiltrating a covert CIA operation. And, at the 1:22 mark of the trailer, we have this exchange between Frank Castle and a sidekick:
Sidekick: You and me, we want the same thing. So, work with me.
Frank Castle: On one condition. I’m gonna kill ’em all.
Sidekick: Yeah, I can live with that.
Dammit, Netflix! Stop twisting my arm! Cause, it hurts so good.
***blows smoke and starts chewing bubble gum cigarette***
Now, if you’re going to circle one other date on the calendar, may I suggest December 7? Yep, I’ve buried the lede long enough. Continue reading
We’re still got about a month and a half to go, and the list of notable sexual harassers (allegedly) is growing faster than my youngest can eat her peas.
Often, when we hire high-level executives, we resort to employment agreements. And in those employment agreements, we include provisions requiring the new hire to affirm that working for the new company will not cause that person to violate any restrictive covenants or other pre-existing agreements.
So, I have a question for you. Continue reading
When a company has an employee who is approved for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, sometimes that employer get nervous about parsing FMLA-qualifying absences from other sick days that have nothing whatsoever to do with the employee’s underlying serious health condition. The end result is an employee who gets not only FMLA leave but extra leave that exceeds his or her bank of time off.
Those employers, well, they’re shook!
Let’s see how one employer handled it the right way.