SOCIAL NETWORKING: A TRAP FOR THE UNWARY

We live in a world dominated by the Internet, and increasingly, social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and Twitter. According to its most recently published statistics, Facebook now has over 400 million active users, half of whom sign on daily to...

EMPLOYMENT TESTING AND UNINTENTIONAL DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS

For the second time in a year, the United States Supreme Court has ruled on whether civil service tests given to firefighters are discriminatory. Although the two opinions arise in the contexts of big city fire departments, they are significant for all employers who...

MIS-FIRING FOR MISCONDUCT

A client seeking advice about firing an employee who curses, throws things, or even makes threats of bodily harm expects a green light. A competent employment lawyer usually may oblige without significant risk. Usually. “Obey now, grieve later,” is a...

NO UNION, NO PROBLEM?

Employers that operate without a union probably do not devote much time or resources to compliance with the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA or Act). There are, after all, many other employment laws to worry about. Unbeknownst to many non-union employers, though,...
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