DISCRIMINATING AGAINST CRIMINALS IN YOUR WORKFORCE QUESTION: CAN THE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION (“EEOC”) CHARGE MY COMPANY FOR DISCRIMINATION IF WE FOLLOW STATE LAWS PROHIBITING US FROM HIRING PEOPLE WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS? ANSWER: THE EEOC SAYS THAT COMPLYING WITH STATE OR LOCAL LAWS DOES NOT SHIELD AN EMPLOYER FROM LIABILITY FOR DISCRIMINATION CAUSED […]
Employee liability is a major issue that we are always trying to be proactive about. Most employment liability centers around a lack of clear rules and procedures and perhaps most importantly, a set of well enforced behavioral expectations that they support. Below are some simple tips and issues to consider when planning your business holiday party.
By Ike Devji, J.D. Imagine that after two decades in business with 100 plus employees and not a single EEOC or employment complaint your business is facing a class action lawsuit by disgruntled former employees discharged for cause. Imagine that these employees call every other employee they can reach and try to get them to […]
To address two common exposures that are often overlooked and important in protecting your business against a potential lawsuit; employment practices liability and cyber liability, I turned to insurance expert Aaron Stauss at Gilbert Insurance for some details on how you can be protected. If you have employees, a website, or your business works with or stores […]
Employers often think they understand wage and hour laws, but the fine print is more complicated than they realize and can lead to serious legal and financial exposures. When the new Secretary of Labor announced that “There’s a new sheriff in town,” she wasn’t kidding. As Emloyment Law Attorney Rachel Weiss explains, employers would be wise to […]