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Raining Cats and Dogs in the Workplace? It’s Pawssible
August 15, 2018
I gush over any dog I see – anytime, anywhere.  So this begs the question: will I ever be able to see a dog every day while I’m at work?
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NLRB Upholds Employee’s Use of Offensive Language in Protest of Employer’s Overtime Policy
August 14, 2018
In Constellium Rolled Products Ravenswood, LLC, the National Labor Relations Board recently ruled in a 2-1 decision that the employer unlawfully discharged an employee who had written “whore board” on an overtime sign-up sheet.
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NYC Sexual Harassment Poster and Information Sheet Released by City Commission
August 13, 2018
As previously reported, the NYC Council has enacted a series of laws addressing employers’ obligations regarding sexual harassment.
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Twitter Storms, Flash Floods, No Jobs
August 8, 2018
The incessant rain on the East Coast, interspersed with weird calms of blue-sky sunniness, are jarring in ways that make one reflect.
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NLRB Seeks Input Regarding Use Of Employer Email And Other Computer Resources
August 7, 2018
On August 1, 2018, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) invited interested parties to file briefs on the standard it should apply to evaluating employer policies governing the use of computer resources, such as email.
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Drafting a Parental Leave Policy? Learn from the Estée Lauder Story or You'll Risk Smelling Stinky
August 6, 2018
Parental leave policies are on the rise.Maternity. Paternity. Caregiver. You name it. I am drafting more of these policies than ever before.
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California Supreme Court Rejects Federal “De Minimis” Doctrine
August 2, 2018
The California Supreme Court held last week that small amounts of time that an employee works before clocking in or after clocking out for the day are compensable, and an employer’s failure to pay for such time is not excusable under the federal “de minimis” doctrine.
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Rising Concerns for Employers with Distracted Drivers
July 31, 2018
There are many industries that require their employees to drive either their own vehicles or company-owned vehicles as a part of their job duties. With the rise of smartphones and the ability to do multiple things while driving, drivers, employers, and state legislatures have grown more and more concerned with distracted drivers.
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Pitfalls of Zero Tolerance Policies
July 31, 2018
Zero tolerance policies are a good thing, right? Because of the many workplace misconduct scandals that have become public in recent  months, employers  are  taking  harder looks at how they handle allegations of harassment, from addressing  complaints to carrying out discipline for offenders.
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Are You Prepared To Handle The #MeToo Movement In Your Workplace?
July 31, 2018
Months into the #MeToo movement, daily reports of high-profile sexual harassment complaints have led to a new question – are employers prepared to handle a harassment complaint?
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Conflicting Medical Opinions: Must Employee Return to Work?
July 30, 2018
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, an employer desiring to break ties with an employee because of risks related to his disability must often show that the employee is a direct threat to harm himself, others, or company property.
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Effort for Predictive Scheduling Expands
July 30, 2018
Chicago is the latest city to consider an ordinance requiring predictive scheduling at the workplace.
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Tweets Follow

Aug 15

Raining Cats and Dogs in the Workplace? It’s Pawssible: https://t.co/qq2Jh65k9D

Aug 15

#NLRB Upholds Employee’s Use of Offensive Language in Protest of Employer’s Overtime Policy: https://t.co/tzzP41ZtaT

Aug 13

NYC Sexual Harassment Poster and Information Sheet Released by City Commission: https://t.co/pU1LEIjeJT