All Items: Employee Management

  • Whistleblowing General Counsel Wins $11 Million Against Ex-Employer

    Date:
    February 22, 2017

    A federal jury in California has awarded nearly $11 million in damages to the former general counsel of Bio-Rad Laboratories in a whistleblower lawsuit involving potential bribery in China. The jury found Sanford Wadler engaged in protected activity when he sent an internal memo calling for an investigation into possible bribery that could involve senior management.

  • Employers Should Prepare for Rare General Strike

    Date:
    February 15, 2017

    Employers may face a general strike as soon as February 17. Activists and strike organizers are seeking to demonstrate against the policies of the current administration and congressional majority leaders.

  • Workplace Dating Surprisingly Common, Survey Finds

    Date:
    February 9, 2017

    More than four in 10 workers have dated a coworker, and many of them even dated their bosses, according to a survey by the job search website CareerBuilder.

  • Cost of Violating FLSA, FMLA, Other Laws Just Rose

    Date:
    January 27, 2017

    The US Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a final rule that increases penalties assessed after January 13, 2017, for violations that occurred after November 2, 2015.

  • Trump Tabs New Temporary Heads of NLRB and EEOC

    Date:
    January 27, 2017

    President Trump has taken steps to shift the direction of the NLRB and EEOC in naming Philip Miscimarra and Victoria Lipnic as acting chairs of these agencies. Both are Republicans who often dissented from employee-friendly rulings and regulations in recent years.

  • EEOC Workplace Discrimination Charges Increased Slightly in FY2016

    Date:
    January 25, 2017

    The 91,503 charges of workplace discrimination filed with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in fiscal year 2016 represents an increase of 2% over fiscal 2015 but a decrease of 8% from the all-time high of 99,922 charges filed in fiscal 2010.

  • OSHA Issues Resource on Best Practices in Anti-Retaliation Programs

    Date:
    January 18, 2017

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued its Recommended Practices for Anti-Retaliation Programs, which applies to both public and private employers. The resource is advisory only.

  • EEOC Releases Proposed Enforcement Guidance Addressing Harassment

    Date:
    January 12, 2017

    The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released for public input a proposed enforcement guidance addressing unlawful harassment under federal employment discrimination laws. Employers and other stakeholders may submit comments until February 9, 2017.

  • Mandatory Flu Shot Programs Without Religious Exemptions Targeted by EEOC

    Date:
    January 6, 2017

    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires employers to reasonably accommodate applicants' and employees' sincerely held religious practices, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the operation of their business.

  • US DOL Issues Final Rule Regarding EEO in Apprenticeship Opportunities

    Date:
    January 4, 2017

    The US Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a final rule that updates equal employment opportunity (EEO) requirements with respect to apprenticeships. Current protections are expanded to include disability, age, genetic information and sexual orientation.

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