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A multi-year dispute over unpaid wages went from bad to a whole lot worse for a Midwest business owner when he decided to appeal a trial court ruling that he owed over $300k in wages, damages, and attorney’s fees by representing himself and hiring an “online consultant” who used artificial intelligence to prepare an appellate brief. Continue reading


As an employment law mediator, my resume includes many years of private practice and service to some federal courts. But I cut my chops at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and have remained a volunteer mediator with the EEOC for over a decade.

If anyone asked me what I thought of the EEOC’s Mediation Program, I would’ve told employers and employees alike to embrace it as an effective way to resolve employment disputes without the time, cost, and risk associated with litigation.

But no one asked me.

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If your company makes its employees sign arbitration agreements, then this post is for you.

The rest of you can get an early start on happy hour find something else to read while sipping your morning cup of coffee. Continue reading


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Last Friday, I had a great time with special guest Abigail Morrow on The Employee Handbook Zoom Office Hour. (If you missed it, check out the replay here on The Employer Handbook YouTube Channel.)

So let’s run it back this Friday at Noon ET on Zoom.

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