IHOP stores settle with teens for $1 million

  • September 19, 2018

The EEOC has reached a $975,000 settlement with two IHOP franchises in Illinois over allegations that management turned a blind eye to sexual harassment directed at...

How to avoid a wrongful-discharge suit

  • September 17, 2018

How can you discharge or discipline an employee without ending up in court? Here are seven key tests of whether there's “just cause” for your action.

Employers must stop customer harassment, too

  • September 07, 2018

There are a few workplace scenarios in which the nature of the job makes it more likely that sexual harassment may occur. But even then, once an employer knows...

No, you can’t make staff divulge their meds

  • August 27, 2018

The EEOC has filed a lawsuit against a Texas employer that requires all its employees to report every medication they take, both prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

Even with FMLA, enforce no-show/no-call rule

  • August 10, 2018

Employers can and should set reasonable standards for how employees let their bosses know they won’t be coming to work. Those rules can require calling in before the...

Skipping disciplinary step? Document why

  • August 09, 2018

If you have a progressive discipline system that gives poor performers or rule breakers a chance to reform, be sure your policy includes an escape hatch that lets you...