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|Tenth Circuit Rules On "Termination By Committee"|
Gregory D. Ballew; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
March 6, 2014, previously published on March 1, 2014On January 21, a federal appeals court addressed whether an employee terminated by group decision (six managers) can be considered “similarly situated” to employees who were disciplined less severely by a different decisional group, consisting of some but not all of the same managers.
|Top 5 Legal Trends For Hospitality Employers|
Bethanie E. Barnes, John A. Mavros; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
March 6, 2014, previously published on March 1, 2014There is much to be learned from 2013. Below are five legal topics that made headlines last year, and should provide valuable guidance for managing labor and employment law issues in 2014.
|Partying In The Store|
Edward F. Harold, Jaklyn Wrigley; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
March 6, 2014, previously published on March 1, 2014The cost of bad behavior in the workplace can be significant and assorted. Bad behavior damages morale, results in a loss to a company’s profits, jeopardizes safety, and diminishes productivity. Use of drugs and alcohol - or partying in the workplace - can greatly contribute to bad behavior.
|Distracted Driving: What's In Your Policy?|
Jennifer B. Sandberg; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
March 6, 2014, previously published on March 1, 2014Long before cell phones, drivers faced various distractions: eating, grooming, attending to children, changing the radio station, rubbernecking someone else’s accident, becoming absorbed in a conversation, or arguing. These distractions created safety hazards and, of course, still do. So just...
|Cross-Border Employers Must Take Care Before Implementing Drug-and-Alcohol-Testing Policies at Non-U.S. Operations|
Danielle S. Urban; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
February 19, 2014, previously published on February 18, 2014Many U.S.-based employers perform pre-employment, post-accident, or random drug testing, and with some exceptions, are generally permitted wide latitude in deciding when to conduct such tests. The U.S. attitude toward drug testing does not necessarily translate to other countries, however, where...
|Basics Of Employment Law In Italy: Part II|
Amanda K. Caldwell; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
February 18, 2014, previously published on February 17, 2014This article is the second in a series which provides a brief overview of the some of the key elements of employment law in Italy. This article will focus on the specific laws prohibiting discrimination and harassment in the workplace and potential employer liability for violations of those laws.
|President Signs Federal Contractor "Minimum Wage" Order|
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
February 18, 2014, previously published on February 14, 2014The White House Press Office reports that President Obama has now signed an Executive Order to raise the minimum-wage rate for workers on federal contracts, as he announced he would do in his recent State of the Union speech. His intentions are clearer than they were, but the document is not a...
|OSHA Might Just Be a Grocery Store's Biggest Employment Exposure|
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
February 14, 2014, previously published on February 8, 2014Most retail employers, even large companies with hundreds of branches, do not much worry about being inspected by OSHA; let alone cited. It’s not that these employers are disinterested in their employees’ safety, it’s just that they have rarely experienced and OSHA visit, and with...
|State Court Holds Employers Must Protect Trade Secrets From Independent Contractors|
Amber L. Elias; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
February 14, 2014, previously published on February 12, 2014A recent Massachusetts Superior Court decision held that employers risk losing trade secrets and confidential information if they do not protect that information from independent contractors. The court held that employers who do not take active steps to protect their proprietary information from...
|EEOC Going For More Systemic Investigations In 2014; Sound Familiar?|
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
February 14, 2014, previously published on February 7, 2014An EEOC “systemic” investigation can be as miserable as a class action lawsuit for employers. As we have discussed before, the EEOC has encouraged its management and investigators to scrutinize single claimant EEOC charges for possible expansion to an burdensome corporate wide...