Supreme Court passes on same-sex benefits

  • December 18, 2017

On Dec. 4, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case testing whether the court’s landmark decision legalizing gay marriage requires government entities to provide...

Investigating harassment in the #MeToo era

  • December 07, 2017

Tales of sexual harassment from Hollywood to Washington have HR departments everywhere pondering the worst-case scenario: What if someone has been harassing co-workers...

Details matter when documenting promotions

  • November 30, 2017

To counter discrimination in promotion claims, be sure you can show that the selected employee was a better candidate in as many ways as possible. That makes it much...

Keep EEOC at bay with proactive pay audits

  • November 27, 2017

The EEOC has been told to deemphasize collecting compensation data from employers—but that doesn’t mean it stopped aggressively pursuing Equal Pay Act and Title VII...

Court: No defense for quid pro quo harassment

  • November 16, 2017

With sexual harassment in the news, a ruling handed down last month by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals should worry employers used to avoiding liability by showing that...

HR in a Post-Weinstein, #MeToo World

  • October 30, 2017

The flood of accusations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has given women new confidence to publicly denounce sexual harassment and other misconduct by powerful...