All Items: Employee Management

  • 11th Circuit Finds Title VII Does Not Ban Sexual Orientation Discrimination

    Date:
    March 17, 2017

    A divided 11th Circuit appellate court has ruled 2-1 that a gay woman who presents herself in a masculine manner cannot sue her former employer for sexual orientation discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

  • 9th Circuit Decision Protects Internal Whistleblowing Under Dodd-Frank

    Date:
    March 16, 2017

    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a decision that protects individuals who complain internally, but who do not make an external complaint to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), under Dodd-Frank's anti-retaliation provision. The decision deepens an existing circuit split.

  • Paid Parental Leave Holding Steady, SHRM Survey Finds

    Date:
    March 14, 2017

    There was no statistically significant change between 2012 and 2016 in either the duration of job-guaranteed parental leave or in the provision of paid parental leave , according to a new survey of a nationally representative representative group of 920 employers.

  • Hugs May Create Hostile Work Environment, 9th Circuit Rules

    Date:
    March 2, 2017

    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that unwelcome workplace hugs may give rise to a sexually hostile work environment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The case is a reminder of the boundaries between appropriate and inappropriate workplace conduct.

  • California Unisex Single-Occupant Restroom Law Takes Effect

    Date:
    March 1, 2017

    Effective March 1, 2017, California employers must post signage that identifies restrooms with no more than one water closet and one urinal with a locking mechanism controlled by the user as being available to all genders.

  • States Limiting Municipal Power to Regulate, Preemption Report Finds

    Date:
    February 28, 2017

    The National League of Cities (NLC) has released a report that chronicles the limiting of municipal rights to regulate employers by state governments.

  • 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.

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