Blog Posts in 2019

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  • Documenting performance issues can save employers headaches
    Documenting performance issues can save employers headaches

    One of the biggest traps an employer can fall into is failure to document employee performance issues. If an employee who has been demoted, disciplined or fired decides to sue you, claiming that you ...

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  • Parental leave discrimination can cost you
    Parental leave discrimination can cost you

    A recent class-action suit highlights the importance of ensuring that your parental leave policies do not discriminate against fathers. In the case, a male bank employee asked for 16 weeks of parental ...

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  • Court recognizes 'hostile work environment' claims under ADA
    Court recognizes 'hostile work environment' claims under ADA

    A “hostile work environment” claim is one in which an employee claims an employer maintained a workplace so unbearable due to discriminatory actions of coworkers or supervisors that it was impossible ...

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  • U.S. Supreme Court to discrimination defendants: Don't delay
    U.S. Supreme Court to discrimination defendants: Don't delay

    Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, employees can take employers to court for discrimination based on race,color, religion, sex or national origin. But the law requires that an employee first ...

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  • Noncompetes for low-paid workers? Not so fast ...
    Noncompetes for low-paid workers? Not so fast ...

    Loss of a good worker means the hassle of hiring a replacement, training the new person and getting other workers to pick up the slack in the meantime. It’s even worse if the departing employee had ...

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  • Nursing mother claims on the rise
    Nursing mother claims on the rise

    The case of Autumn Lampkins should serve as a warning to employers to be mindful of the needs of nursing mothers. Lampkins, an assistant manager of a KFC in Delaware, gave birth to a son and needed to ...

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