Labor & Employment
Terminating an employee is never an easy thing to do. But paying careful attention to the termination letter and exit interview can help make sure the termination of a worker goes as smoothly as possible—and keep the potential for post-employment lawsuits to a minimum.
When Jason Collins announced he was a gay NBA player, he essentially came out at the office—and there aren't as many rules protecting homosexual workers as you might think.
Darrell Steinberg's legislation would expose lawyers to bar discipline if they retaliate against disgruntled workers.
With mobile devices common in the workplace, employees' personal social media and email content may invariably find its way onto devices and into the hands of employers, who must carefully consider the implications of personal data being accessible to company managers or IT personnel.
In-house counsel should keep their eyes peeled for other market players' noncompetition agreements. Understanding how noncompetes work can bolster the company's efforts to recruit the skilled, experienced employees that other companies in the industry can't retain.
The House voted Friday to shut down the National Labor Relations Board, with one Republican congressman calling the board "worse than useless" since a recent appeals court ruling voided the recess appointments of two board members.
There is a perception that since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act in 2008 and the issuance of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's guidelines in 2011, virtually any physical or mental condition will rise to the level of an actionable disability.
A former in-house attorney at cable TV giant Discovery Communications has lost a federal appeal in her claim that she was unjustly fired because of a sleeping disorder.
Lorene Schaefer, who has seen the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's employment discrimination process both as a general counsel and as a plaintiff, favors incorporating a formal mediation process into the EEOC's conciliation step.
Social media provides a number of ways for employers and employees to get crosswise. But in-house counsel can help their companies navigate this fast-changing area of the law, even as recent National Labor Relations Board pronouncements are called into question.
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