hand-149680_640

What if.

I’m just saying, what what if you could have an employee sign some sort of a contract, maybe an an employee agreement, in which the employee agreed to shorten the statute of limitations on all employment claims to six months.

Given that employees often have years in which to assert claims, the ol’ statute-of-limitations shortener could be a gold mine!

Continue reading

Last month, the Massachusetts Supreme Court held (here) that a local employer may have a duty to accommodate an employee’s use of medicinal marijuana. You can read more about that decision at Jon Hyman’s Ohio Employer’s Law Blog.

Wait, what? If marijuana is still considered an illegal drug under federal law — it is — what duty could an employer possibly have to accommodate an employee’s use of marijuana, even for medical purposes?

Maybe, it’s not so clear. Continue reading

Pixabay.com

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor asked for public comment on how to refresh the existing overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Since it’s Monday, your eyes are probably bleary from all that’s been written about the DOL overtime rules, and it’s Monday, allow me to spoon feed you the latest… Continue reading

rainbowflag

On the same day that President Donald Trump tweeted that the military should ban transgender people from serving, the U.S. Department of Justice doubled down. That is, in a pleading filed yesterday in a federal appellate court, the United States of America revealed its position that our federal laws that protect against discrimination at work do not apply to gay employees.

Suffice it to say, yesterday was not a good day for the LGBT community. Continue reading

Demolition Man Pinball

Right before pinball jumped the shark in the early ’90s, there was this movie called Demolition Man. It starred Sylvester Stallone, Sandra Bullock, Wesley Snipes, and the guy who played the evil warden in Shawshank Redemption. IMDB readers scored Demolition Man a 6.6 out of 10, which is generous. But, that’s not the point of this post.

But, that’s not the point of this post. Continue reading

Chris Christie at the 2015 CPAC by Gage Skidmore

But, the guy’s been through so much in the past year.

Plus, I’m not certain that any of my Millennial readers know what Mad Libs are. As far as I know, they haven’t developed a Mad Libs Snapchat filter and Mad Libs wouldn’t make for a compelling podcast. Continue reading