Labor/Employment

 

  • Employer Victories In Recent FCRA Class Actions

    The Fair Credit Reporting Act addresses the use of background checks by employers. It requires that before getting a background report, the employer must get the subject’s authorization and before.....

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Privilege Lost For “Underlying Documents” When Report Is Made Public

    When a school board released a lawyer’s report about alleged sexual assaults by members of a high school basketball team, it had no desire to release the interviews and communications that...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Popular “EPLI” Insurance Squeezing Out Smaller Employment Firms

    The era of employment litigation arguably began in the 1990’s, with the passage of laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. Penalties for the losers in these cases can...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • Retired Dominatrix Trains Execs On Harassment

    A women who was a professional dominatrix for 17 years has established a training center called “the Academy” in New York City. There she teaches clients, mostly women in professions like banking and marketing, how to ward...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • Orrick’s Lawyering Factory Featured On NPR 

    The law firm Orrick is featured in the opening program of week-long National Public Radio special about the increasing use of contract labor in the U.S. economy. The series, called “The Rise of the Contract Workers,” begins...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • Gender Bias Suit Hits Employment Firm Ogletree

    Ogletree Deakins, one of the nation’s largest labor and employment firms, has been sued for gender discrimination in a class action filed in the name of its female non-equity shareholders. The complaint alleges the firm has a ...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • Rampant Age Bias Alleged In Targeted Facebook Job Ads

    The advertising strategy called microtargeting has been refined to razor sharp precision by Facebook, which collects extensive data on its nearly two billion users. Now that the online behemoth has entered the business of job placement, that...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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  • Fear Of Sex Transgressions Is Bridling Holiday Parties

    What a difference a year makes. A survey released in November by executive outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas finds pronounced shifts in how companies are planning for holidays parties this year, likely the result of the...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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  • Getting Real With Sexual Harassment Training

    Two Supreme Court decisions gave many legal departments the idea that if you cover the base with something you can tell a court was “sexual harassment  training,” you might get off the liability hook...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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  • Drafting BYOD Policies

    The advantages of  “Bring Your Own Device” policies include increased productivity, greater employee satisfaction, and cost savings on a number of fronts. But these policies, particularly if they allow employees to retain confidential company information, bring serious...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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