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10 Jul 2015, 5:50 am by Jon Hyman
— via Employment Matters Blog Working Dads and Parental Leave: My MSNBC Interview — via Fathers, Work and Family Avoiding the “Own Goal” at Work – Three Lessons from the Women’s World Cup — via EntertainHR Roundup on civility and incivility at work — via Minding the WorkplaceWage & Hour Obama unveils overtime regs — via Walter Olson’s Overlawyered Amid New Overtime Rules, More Employers Might Set Email Curfew… [read post]
26 Jun 2015, 4:25 am by Jon Hyman
— via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog HR & Employee Relations Why Employee Handbooks Matter — via ERC Insights Blog Why It’s Time to Turn the Workplace Inside Out — via Huffington Post When Millennials Rule The World Of Law — via Above the Law 10 Reasons You Should Absolutely Not Work This Weekend — via Evil HR Lady, Suzanne Lucas Online Application Systems Open a New Front in FCRA Class Actions — via Laconic Law Blog My Employee… [read post]
26 Jun 2015, 2:39 am by Amy Howe
Commentary comes from William Berman and Jamie Langowski at the Human Rights at Home Blog, Seth Davis at PrawfsBlawg, Wencong Fa at the Pacific Legal Foundation’s Liberty Blog, Roger Clegg at the National Review, Walter Olson at Cato at Liberty, and Ed Mannino at his eponymous blog. [read post]
19 Jun 2015, 4:47 am by Jon Hyman
— via Harvard Business Review The most common—and bizarre—workplace productivity killers — via Ragan.com Wage & Hour California regulators: Uber drivers are employees — via Walter Olson’s Overlawyered Summer Interns and The ACA — via Workplace Insights Is Your Company required to Pay You Overtime Compensation For After-Hours Smart-Phone Use? [read post]
14 Jun 2015, 5:59 am by SHG
Walter Olson, at Overlawyered, here and here, Amy Alkon and Hans Bader have gone to town on an Economist article about how the Americans with Disabilities Act may change the nature of the internet. [read post]
12 Jun 2015, 4:45 am by Jon Hyman
Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Post-trial maneuvering in a discrimination verdict — via Walter Olson’s Overlawyered “Must-haves” for your harassment investigation — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider SCOTUS ruling on religious garb puts employers in a double bind — via HR Café Your employee has a fragrance allergy. [read post]
2 Jun 2015, 6:54 am by Amy Howe
  Commentary comes from Noah Feldman for Bloomberg View, Marci Hamilton at Hamilton and Griffin on Rights, Lisa Soronen at the International Municipal Lawyers Association’s Appellate Practice Blog, Walter Olson at Cato at Liberty, Hera Arsen at Ogletree Deakins, Daniel Fisher of Forbes, and Fisher and Phillips at its blog, In Mellouli v. [read post]
1 Jun 2015, 5:09 am by SHG
  Walter Olson at Overlawyered has been pounding this point home for a long time, as has Radley Balko. [read post]
29 May 2015, 3:19 am by Jon Hyman
 — via Walter Olson’s Overlawyered “Sixth Circuit creates circuit split on private search doctrine for computers” — via How Appealing What Companies Should Ask Before Embracing Wearables — via Harvard Business Review Cyber Insurance: Why you should require certain vendors to have it — via Privacy and Data Security Insight Don’t Tweet On Me! [read post]
15 May 2015, 7:45 am
Welch cites an earlier article by Walter Olson, who points out that exclusion of more knowledgeable jurors is a standard tactic: [A] major goal of the selection process is the removal of any jurors with too strong a base of experience, knowledge, or opinion about the case’s subject matter. [read post]
8 May 2015, 4:25 am by Jon Hyman
— via Mike Haberman’s Omega HR Solutions Arbitration … be careful what you ask for — via Michigan Employment Law Connection Wage & Hour Study: minimum wage hurt employment, earnings, mobility for low-skill workers — via Walter Olson’s Overlawyered NFL Cheerleaders To Be Deemed “Employees” And Protected Under Proposed Law — via Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights FLSA Exemption Changes: More On… [read post]
4 May 2015, 9:15 pm by Walter Olson
http://t.co/6djaLLNrMV https://t.co/gn1O14y2NF — Walter Olson (@walterolson) May 4, 2015 Screenshot of now-deleted @NBCLatino "draws fire" post. pic.twitter.com/Wnsl7R45ro — Walter Olson (@walterolson) May 4, 2015 But the legacy media coverage didn’t necessarily improve after a day for reporting and reflection: An obscene question. [read post]
30 Apr 2015, 6:04 am by SHG
Walter Olson as well (edit: plus a new post today in Newsweek). [read post]
24 Apr 2015, 4:54 am by Jon Hyman
— via HR Examiner with John Sumser LinkedIn dodges a legal bullet — via Walter Olson’s Overlawyered The Dos and Don’ts of Work Email, from Emojis to Typos — via Harvard Business ReviewHR & Employee Relations I walked in on employees having sex — and I think there’s a sex club in my office — via Ask a Manager Yelling at Co-Workers and Employees: Is It Ok? [read post]
15 Apr 2015, 9:15 pm by Walter Olson
I’m quoted: “The South Mountain case happened to be one of these that captured the imagination,” said Walter Olson, a blogger for the libertarian Cato Institute who has written about the Sowers case. [read post]
27 Mar 2015, 4:47 am by Jon Hyman
— via Blogging4JobsLabor Relations NLRB to help illegal workers secure visas — via Walter Olson’s Overlawyered House Committee Grills NLRB Leaders on “Quickie” Union Election Rule — via TLNT Employee Manuals Need Spring Cleaning Thanks to the NLRB — via Michigan Employment Law Advisor Don’t Fear Recertification — via LaborPains.org How do You Lose a Union Election after Winning It? [read post]
27 Mar 2015, 3:38 am by Amy Howe
At Cato at Liberty, Walter Olson weighs in on Wednesday’s opinion in Young v. [read post]
13 Mar 2015, 4:35 am by Jon Hyman
Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Jury awards $150K to employee who feared scanner as “Mark of the Beast” — via Walter Olson’s Overlawyered Tackle Bias in Your Company Without Making People Defensive — via Harvard Business Review Transgender employees and the so-called bathroom conundrum — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog GCs: Does Your Company Have (or Need) a Non-Discrimination Policy? [read post]
27 Feb 2015, 4:15 am by Jon Hyman
— via Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights “Rises In The Minimum Wage Really Do Destroy Jobs” — via Walter Olson’s Overlawyered Eleventh Circuit Rules That Employer Cannot Assert Worker Misconduct Equitable Defenses in FLSA Unpaid Overtime Claim Where Employer Knew Employee was Under-reporting Time — via Employment Matters Blog Defendant Barred from Unilateral Meetings With Putative Class Members Outside of Formal Discovery Process,… [read post]