Workers for a water-filtration system sales company should have been compensated for their time for answering calls from home and being on-call to assist other workers, a federal judge said in a ruling.
The recent acts of terrorism in the name of religion around the globe, the political protest in Brazil, along with the protests in the United States by extremist groups, have created management issues for all employers.
Victoria Lipnic, the acting chairwoman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on Thursday suggested the agency under a Republican majority may not continue to push for pay data collection efforts that target the wage gap, a day after a lawsuit slammed a decision by the Trump administration to scuttle a reporting requirement. Two nominees—Janet Dhillon and Daniel Gade—are awaiting U.S. Senate confirmation.
U.S. Sen. Al Franken came under fire Thursday after a radio newscaster recounted being groped and kissed by the former comedian during a USO tour of the Middle East in 2006, three years before the Minnesota Democrat took office. Less than 24 hours earlier, Franken was speaking out about sexual harassment to make his case against forced arbitration clauses in employment contracts that can silence victims of abuse.
In the Goulston & Storrs 2017 General Counsel Survey, fifteen percent of GCs or in-house counsel say they have the most difficulty identifying exposures, and this emerging risk is reshaping their role.
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