The Employer

  • Holistic Approach to Combat Harassment in the Workplace

    A year following the inception of the #MeToo movement, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) held a public meeting on October 31, 2018, entitled Revamping Workplace Culture to Prevent Harassment. During this meeting, the Commission heard from 7 panelists who testified about how each of their respective organization are tackling harassment in the workplace through preventive measures, innovative training approaches, awareness campaigns, and leadership accountability.

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  • Federal Discrimination Law Update

    R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home v. EEOC, has drawn some attention because the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) once again has voiced a position contrary to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”).  In R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home v. EEOC, the Sixth Circuit found that discrimination against employees, either because of their failure to conform to sex stereotypes, or their transgender or transitioning status, violates Title VII.

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  • The Continuing Saga of the Joint Employer Standard

    As we indicated previously, the joint employer dilemma is being addressed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) by way of a proposed rule.  The proposed rule was announced in September of 2018 in response to the Browning-Ferris decision issued in 2015.

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  • Top 10 Halloween Tips for Work

    For employers, fall is a fun season that presents great opportunities to provide gatherings, celebrations and teamwork building activities. Festive employer-sponsored activities can boost morale in the workplace and strengthen employee relations, which in turn can also help curb employee turnover.

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  • CFPB Issues New Background Check Summary of Rights Under FCRA

    On September 12, 2018, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued an interim final rule updating two model disclosures to reflect changes made to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), one of which is the Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act from (“Summary”).  The effective date for the updated Summary is Friday, September 21, 2018.
    The Summary is required to accompany a pre-adverse action notice.

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  • Ninth District Court of Appeals Holds Employer Cannot Sue A Provider For False/Misleading Information As To A Claimant’s DisabilityRead more


  • May 6-10 is the 6th Annual National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in ConstructionRead more

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