Now more than ever, rein in sex harassment

  • April 30, 2018

#MeToo spawned the multimillion-dollar #TimesUp fund that pays lawyers to help working-class women press sexual harassment claims in court. For employers, that means you...

When bias charges arise, never ignore EEOC

  • April 13, 2018

No matter how trivial you might consider discrimination or harassment charges leveled by your employees, never, ever ignore an EEOC complaint. It could wind up costing...

Beware backlash when blaming the victim

  • April 10, 2018

Employee assistance programs can be useful for workers facing stress or other challenges. EAP counseling is supposed to be confidential, which means that, except under...

Contract can limit where lawsuit is filed

  • March 06, 2018

Employers with employees who work from home or far from the main office sometimes find themselves facing litigation in a state far from the main office. Making clear up...

Have a good reason for acting? Stick with it!

  • March 06, 2018

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to overturn a $150,000 jury verdict against a real estate developer. A female sales associate had filed the complaint after...

CFRA: Light duty OK following injury

  • March 01, 2018

A California employer didn’t violate the California Family Rights Act when it allowed a worker to return to light-duty work following an on-the-job light injury.