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When many people think of a “motorcycle enthusiast,” they imagine someone in sunglasses, a leather vest, jeans, boots, and lots of facial hair. And while that describes my Aunt Helen, most folks picture someone like the guy in the photo.

By the way, I don’t have an Aunt Helen. If I did, she’d likely consider me a great disappointment to the Meyer name as I don’t ride a motorcycle — unless the sidecar somehow counts.

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Yesterday, I told you that a man couldn’t bring a pregnancy bias claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But, a bunch of you actual and aspiring employee-rights attorneys had ideas to prove me wrong.

You…you’ve got a gift, my friend. Continue reading

One of the proudest days in an attorney’s legal career is making partner. There are two tiers of partnership in most law firms: (1) non-equity/contract partner; and (2) shareholder/equity partner. Ascending to that second shareholder tier means that you own part of the business. How cool is that?

But, if things eventually go sideways, the shareholder may be SOL. Continue reading

As a best practice, and in advance of having some or all employees return to the workplace, are there ways for an employer to invite employees to request flexibility in work arrangements?

That’s the first of six coronavirus-related questions that the EEOC answered yesterday as part of its oft-updated “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws.” Continue reading

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