EMPLOYMENT LAWSUITS AGAINST INDIVIDUALS

Plaintiffs in employment law cases frequently name individual employees as defendants. Sometimes, they sue co-workers. More frequently, they name supervisors or managers, and even high-level executives up to the CEO. Suing an individual is legally justified in some...

AVOIDING WAGE-AND-HOUR RISKS

When Shakespeare wrote in Henry IV, “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown,” he could have been describing law firm managing partners. Client development and satisfaction, billable hours, expense control, office leases, hiring and retaining associates...

UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT EMPLOYMENT LAW DECISIONS 2006-2007

The United States Supreme Court decided several significant employment law cases during the 2006 Term. The Court’s opinions address a number of topics, from the statute of limitations in cases alleging discriminatory pay practices, to the exempt status of home...

FREE SPEECH AND ENGLISH-ONLY POLICIES IN THE WORKPLACE

Last week’s free speech ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court in the “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” case reminds us that employers, like educational institutions, have the right to regulate speech in the workplace. Private sector employers are unrestricted by the...
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