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Want to Peek at Your Employee’s Email? Be Careful

Want to Peek at Your Employee’s Email? Be Careful

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Employers should be wary of accessing an employee’s web-based email account without permission, writes Clarence Webster III of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings.

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Workplace Plaintiffs Face Long Odds at Trial, Analytics Data Indicates

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The ABA Journal reports that only 1 percent of plaintiffs who file federal job discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims win on the merits at trial, according to an analysis by the Lex Machina legal analytics firm.

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Webcast: Emerging Trends And Legal Analytics For Employment Litigation

Event, July 13, 12 p.m. EDT
Above the law and Lex Machina will offer an overview of recent developments in employment litigation, including the rise of legal analytics.

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When Employees Take Workplace Communication Offline

When Employees Take Workplace Communication Offline

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Employers are obligated to investigate certain discrimination complaints and they are required to prevent retaliation. The problem comes when employers investigate workplace affairs without a worthwhile non-retaliation policy. This article explores the interplay between non-retaliation policies and workplace investigations.

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What Would the Perfect Employee Agreement Look Like?

What Would the Perfect Employee Agreement Look Like?

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Bryan K. Wheelock of Harness Dickey has posted an item on the firm’s website contemplating what perfection might look like in regard to an employee agreement.

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Class Action Accuses Steptoe & Johnson of Gender Bias

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Ji-In Houck of Los Angeles says her starting pay at the firm as a contract attorney was barely half the $165,000 that inexperienced male lawyers made – though she had experience in civil litigation.

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The Importance of Having an Anti-Retaliation Policy When Conducting an Investigation

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Employers are obligated to investigate certain discrimination complaints and they are required to prevent retaliation, advises Natalie Lynch of Lynch Service Company.

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Uber Fires 20 Employees After Harassment Probe

Uber Fires 20 Employees After Harassment Probe

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Uber Technologies Inc. said it fired 20 employees and was improving management training following an investigation by a law firm into sexual harassment allegations and other claims at the ride-hailing company, according to a Reuters report.

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Are Restrictive Covenants Enforceable When Employee Converts to ‘At-Will’ Employment?

Are Restrictive Covenants Enforceable When Employee Converts to ‘At-Will’ Employment?

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A post by Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti discusses a recent case that dealt with the question of what happens to restrictive covenants in an employment contract when an employee converts to at-will status.

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Fear of Career Damage Led Woman to Sue Proskauer Anonymously

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Bloomberg Law is reporting that Proskauer Rose has become the latest Big Law firm to be hit with a gender discrimination lawsuit by a female partner.

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Speaking Out About Employer’s Personal Views Results in Termination

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Unhappy with his boss and former friend’s close association with the Trump administration, David Magerman aired his concerns about Renaissance Technologies President Robert Mercer in a February interview with the Wall Street Journal, according to a post on the website of Androvett Legal Media.

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Littler Survey Reveals Employers Caught in a Tangled Web of Federal, State and Local Laws

Littler Survey Reveals Employers Caught in a Tangled Web of Federal, State and Local Laws

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Littler’s sixth annual survey of more than 1,200 employers finds growing uncertainty as a new administration and various technological and social changes reshape the workplace,

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House Republicans Just Voted to Change Overtime Rules for Workers

House Republicans Just Voted to Change Overtime Rules for Workers

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The bill could make it legal for workers to choose between an hour and a half of paid comp time and time-and-a-half pay when they work additional hours, The Washington Post reports.

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Bad Judgment on Social Media May Lead to Job Offer Withdrawals

Bad Judgment on Social Media May Lead to Job Offer Withdrawals

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Many employers these days Google prospective hires and look them up on social media for any evidence of red flags that indicate that the applicant may be violent, unethical, unstable or simply have bad judgment, according to a post on the website of Androvett Legal Media & Marketing.

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Fox News Hit With Suit Alleging Racial Discrimination and ‘Plantation-Style Management’

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An expanded lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses Fox News Channel of racial discrimination “that appears more akin to Plantation-style management than a modern-day work environment,” reports the Associated Press.

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Gorsuch Often Sided With Employers in Workers’ Rights Cases

Gorsuch Often Sided With Employers in Workers’ Rights Cases

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Worker’s rights opinions written by Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, are often sympathetic but coldly pragmatic, and they’re usually in the employer’s favor, according to a review conducted by the Associated Press.

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Akerman Launches Labor & Employment Law Podcast ‘WorkedUp’

Akerman Launches Labor & Employment Law Podcast ‘WorkedUp’

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Akerman LLP has launched WorkedUp, a new podcast that explores the ever-changing world of employment law and human resource management.

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Investigating Discrimination Complaints: Some Special Considerations

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The investigation of discrimination complaints requires sensitivity to some special considerations that will not always apply to other complaints, according to an article published by Lynch Service Company.

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When Employees Leave With Your Secrets

When Employees Leave With Your Secrets

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James Pooley of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP writes that the standard approach to dealing with a departing employee could put confidential information at risk.

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Disparate Treatment and Disparate Impact Are Tests for Discrimination

Disparate Treatment and Disparate Impact Are Tests for Discrimination

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Disparate treatment and disparate impact are two very different types of employment discrimination that use two very different tests to determine if illegal discrimination has occurred and if an employer may be liable for such discriminatory conduct, according to an article published by Lynch Service Company.

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