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7 Jun 2012, 10:34 am by danlublin
Daniel Lublin, Employment Lawyer of Whitten & Lublin will be live taking readers questions on the Globe and Mail Careers section at 12:00 p.m. EST on Friday, June 8th.  You can join the discussion by logging on here.         Related posts:Ask an expert – your workplace law questions Does my social media account belong only to me? It is my “business”, what I do after work! [read post]
20 Oct 2009, 7:26 am by Kristen Prinz
Most employment relationships are employment at-will. However, even in those situations, an employee may have a contract or offer letter that governs the terms of the at-will relationship. In these situations, an employee should always ask the employer if they can include a severance provision in case the employer terminates the employment without cause. Having a promised severance at the beginning of the employment relationship gives the employee a sense of security, especially in a time when… [read post]
19 Oct 2009, 6:36 am by Jack
In a ruling that may be useful to Massachusetts employers, the Supreme Judicial Court in October made clear that puntive damages can only be awarded to discrimination plaintiffs when their employer’s conduct is “outrageous or egregious.” Punitive damages are, after all, available only to punish bad actors, not to permit windfall awards to discrimination victims who [...] [read post]
7 Jun 2010, 10:48 am by Mark Toth
Employment laws can be exceedingly difficult to administer — especially when they change approximately every 0.7 seconds as they have so far this year. To help us ensure that we’re giving you the information you need, each quarter we ask you to identify the employment law area that is giving you the most trouble. This quarter, we asked a webinar audience of more than 1,850 the following question . . . What employment law issue gives you the most headaches? Medical issues topped the list once… [read post]
23 Mar 2010, 3:13 am by Mark Toth
The Department of Labor has updated its model notices in light of the recent COBRA subsidy extension. Click here to access ‘em. [read post]
7 May 2010, 5:16 am by admin
Our discussion on recruiting, the EEOC and discrimination with Karen Mattonen is now available. You can listen to the podcast installment here (Installment #15). You can also subscribe to the podcast... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [read post]
22 Feb 2010, 2:53 am by Mark Toth
Click here to register for our next FREE webinar, which will be this Wednesday, February 24, from noon to 1:00 p.m. EST, 11:oo a.m. to noon CST. The title: What’s New and What’s Next in Employment Law for 2010. It’s a new year. Lots and lots and lots of interesting things are happening in the world of employment law. In this webinar, I’ll update you on all the latest developments and then give you a glimpse of what may be coming next. Along the way, I’ll give you plenty of tips and tools… [read post]
28 Jun 2010, 4:45 pm by Jonathan I. Nirenberg
Earlier this year, President Obama signed a law which requires employers to provide reasonable break time for nursing mothers. This new employment law right is part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), a federal law which requires employers to pay minimum wage to most employees, and overtime pay to most employees who work more than 40 hours per week. The new law requires companies to give nursing mothers breaks each time the… [read post]
17 Feb 2012, 12:52 pm by MLB
E. Jason Tremblay Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner E. Jason Tremblay authored the article titled "How to properly handle references for terminated employees," which appeared in the February 6 edition of Inside Counsel. Mr. Tremblay"s article focuses on the complications that may arise when a company gives a reference for a terminated employee. He indicates there is a fine line between disclosing too much information and not disclosing enough. Mr. Tremblay also shares some examples of references… [read post]
17 Mar 2011, 5:37 am by admin
Want to get sued and lose lots of $$$? Based on an exhaustive analysis of virtually every major employment lawsuit from the past six months, here’s a handy list of things to do if you want to end up in court and pay big damages: Don’t know the law Don’t address potentially systemic discrimination Don’t classify non-exempt employees and independent contractors correctly Don’t address bad behavior by execs Don’t adequately and promptly investigate complaints Don’t accommodate… [read post]
2 Jun 2010, 8:48 am by admin
You would think that with last week’s verdicts in Velez v. Novartis – compensatory damages estimated at $1 billion, and $250 million in punitive damages – gender discrimination... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [read post]
13 Apr 2010, 4:42 pm by Mark Toth
Click here to sign up for our May 26 webinar, entitled Answers to YOUR Employment Law Questions. Send all the difficult, thorny, mind-boggling questions that keep you awake at night to blawg@manpower.com. We’ll design the webinar around your questions and do our very best to answer as many of ‘em as humanly possible. We’ll also give you: up-to-the-minute info on the latest employment law developments tips and tools on everything from hiring to firing practical solutions based on real-life… [read post]
18 Feb 2010, 12:53 am by Mark Toth
Click here to register for our next FREE webinar, which will be next Wednesday, February 24, from noon to 1:00 p.m. EST, 11:oo a.m. to noon CST. The title: What’s New and What’s Next in Employment Law for 2010. It’s a new year. Lots and lots and lots of interesting things are happening in the world of employment law. In this webinar, I’ll update you on all the latest developments and then give you a glimpse of what may be coming next. Along the way, I’ll give you plenty of tips and tools… [read post]
24 May 2010, 5:33 am by admin
Over the past week, I’ve been working on two different CLE (continuing legal education) presentations. The first discusses the use of statistical evidence in employment discrimination... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [read post]
12 Oct 2009, 1:22 pm by Kristen Prinz
Illinois is an employment at will state. That means, unless you are employed for a specific duration or have a contract for a specific duration, your employment can be terminated by you or your employer at any time. While most people are generally aware of what it means to be an employee at will, it is often forgotten when things at work are unfair. My office gets calls regularly about horrible work environments. However, even though it might seem like a hostile work environment to you, the legal… [read post]
3 Mar 2010, 3:54 am by Mark Toth
The President has signed an extension of the COBRA subsidy to March 31. Given that the prior extension expired on Sunday, the new extension is retroactive to include employees involuntarily terminated yesterday and Monday. Click here for more. [read post]
25 Feb 2010, 2:32 am by Mark Toth
A huge THANKS to the 1,987 of you who participated in our webinar yesterday. We really appreciate you joining us and hope you found it helpful. Our next webinar, entitled Answers to Your Employment Law Questions, will be May 26. If you have any questions you’d like us to consider, feel free to shoot me an e-mail at blawg@manpower.com or leave a comment below. Thanks again! [read post]
18 Jan 2010, 9:55 pm by Mark Toth
Each week, we post a thought-provoking question for your consideration. Submit your answer, see what others think and then next week we’ll give you the correct answer. Here’s this week’s question . . . What's the best way to keep your employment litigation costs from skyrocketing? Require all employees to sign mandatory arbitration agreements Take a "no settlement" approach to litigation Require law firms to adhere to billing… [read post]
25 May 2010, 10:52 am by Mark Toth
Confused about what’s supposed to happen when and why under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)? You’re not alone. Click here for a handy PPACA timeline that should answer most of your questions. Enjoy! [read post]