Blog Posts in December, 2020

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  • Federal Court Ruling On ‘Joint Employers’ Creates Uncertainty
    Federal Court Ruling On ‘Joint Employers’ Creates Uncertainty

    A recent ruling by a federal court judge in New York expanding the definition of a “joint employer” may put employers who use staffing agencies at greater risk of wage-and-hour liability. The ...

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  • Supervisor’s remark leads to age bias claim
    Supervisor’s remark leads to age bias claim

    A recent Michigan case shows that even when an employee may have been fired for legitimate performance-based reasons, a lone stray remark suggesting improper motives could land you in court. In that ...

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  • Walmart settles claim over ‘physical ability tests’
    Walmart settles claim over ‘physical ability tests’

    A recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission action against Walmart illustrates the dangers of hiring assessments that could be seen as discriminatory , particularly when they impact men and women ...

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  • Discrimination claims in Covid-19 era: a potential trap for employers?
    Discrimination claims in Covid-19 era: a potential trap for employers?

    The Covid-19 pandemic has created a lot of thorny issues for employers, such as navigating wage-and-hour laws with employees working from home, workplace safety regulations for those still at the ...

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