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Nov 15, 2013

JOB CITES: Joint employer liability in the employment discrimination context

Can an employer be held liable for acts of employment discrimination carried out by another employer? The quick, lawyerly answer is ... it depends.

Jun 24, 2013

JOB CITES: How to interpret the NLRB’s latest take on social media

When employees get fed up at work, they increasingly turn to social media to air their gripes.

May 13, 2013

JOB CITES: No luck required for employers that follow tip pool law

You’ve got to ask yourself one question: Is my practice of tip pooling rendering my use of the minimum wage tip credit improper?

Mar 5, 2013

JOB CITES: High court’s decision will impact how lawyers defend employment claims

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to decide a case that may have a significant impact on how employers approach defending claims under multiple federal employment laws.

Feb 14, 2013

JOB CITES: The EEOC and you

For employers who have had the good fortune not to face an employment discrimination claim — a development that can seem like a matter of when rather than if depending on how long you’ve been in business and how many employees you have — the dealings with a governmen[...]

Jan 4, 2013

JOB CITES: Don’t be afraid to care about subordinates

A friend recently shared with me that she was “afraid to care” when it came to the subordinates she encounters on a daily basis. Especially during this holiday season, it struck me as a sad commentary on what the exponential growth of lawsuits has done to the important interpersonal and professional relationships in the workplace.

Dec 5, 2012

JOB CITES: Don’t be fooled: Labor laws apply to nonunion employers

Consider the following scenario: You are a nonunion employer who has just conducted an internal investigation into a harassment complaint by an employee (let’s call her Monica).

Nov 9, 2012

JOB CITES: Shhh … Can I make her keep a secret?

The task of conducting internal investigations may have just gotten a bit more difficult.

Oct 2, 2012

JOB CITES: A post-Oktoberfest chaser on voting leave

I recently returned from Oktoberfest. And no, I am not talking about the Oktoberfest held in La Crosse -- I am talking about the real deal in München, Germany.

Aug 22, 2012

JOB CITES: The art of defending unemployment claims

A common dilemma for employers is contesting an unemployment claim now and possibly a discrimination claim by the same former employee later.

Jul 16, 2012

JOB CITES: Being aware of ‘anti-fat prejudice’ is worth its weight

A good friend of mine -- not named Warren -- is around 5-foot-9 with boots on, and over the last few years or so has fluctuated between 185 and 200 pounds.

Apr 30, 2012

JOB CITES: The other office politics

Over the years, I have noticed that there are two general questions I receive when people find out I practice employment law.


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