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What to Do When You’re in the Sexual Harassment Hot Seat

What to Do When You’re in the Sexual Harassment Hot Seat

Webinar, May 2, 2018, 1 p.m. CDT
The #MeToo movement has many employers uncertain about the best ways to protect themselves from sexual harassment complaints and the right way to respond after a complaint has been made.

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DOJ Stomping Out ‘No Hire’ Agreements Among Competitors

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Companies with no-hire agreements with competitors — be they written or informal — must be aware that the DOJ will investigate and prosecute these agreements, warns Goodwin Procter.

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No-Poach Agreements Targeted by Plaintiffs, Enforcement Agencies and Senators

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Agreements among companies to not hire each other’s workers are more risky than ever, warns Pepper Hamilton LLP in a post on its website.

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Sinclair-Style Employment Contracts That Require Payment for Quitting are Uncommon

Sinclair-Style Employment Contracts That Require Payment for Quitting are Uncommon

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The Conversation reports that some Sinclair employees have said that their employment contracts made it prohibitively expensive to walk away.

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May 3 Live Event: Explore the Value of ESOPs By Studying a Proven Implementation

May 3 Live Event: Explore the Value of ESOPs By Studying a Proven Implementation

Event, May 3, 2018, 2:30-6 p.m., NYC
ESOPs, when properly done, can position a company for financing, allow for acquisitions, help attract and retain top talent in a competitive environment and create wealth for owners and employees.

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What Provisions are Typical in a Separation Agreement?

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Daniel Schwartz, writing for Shipman & Goodwin’s employment law blog, provides a handy list of typical provisions in a separation agreement between an employer and an employee.

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Target Pays $3.7M to Settle Lawsuit Over Racial Disparity in Use of Criminal Background Checks

Target Pays $3.7M to Settle Lawsuit Over Racial Disparity in Use of Criminal Background Checks

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As part of the settlement of the class-action complaint, independent consultants will recommend changes to Target’s current screening guidelines, The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Will You Agree to an Inclusion Rider?

Will You Agree to an Inclusion Rider?

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Sophisticated employers have used established goals as a tool toward implementing equal employment opportunity objectives, steering clear of applying goals like quotas, according to Barnes & Thornburg.

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Former Jones Day Attorney Tapped For Position at the EEOC

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The top litigator position at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been vacant since December of 2016.

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Trump Labor Board Scrambles to Avoid Pro-Worker Ruling, Lawyers Claim

Trump Labor Board Scrambles to Avoid Pro-Worker Ruling, Lawyers Claim

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If the workers win at trial, the case could have a profound effect on how major corporations are held liable for workplace wrongdoing, Bloomberg reports.

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Workplace Monitoring Gets Personal, and Employees Fear It’s Too Close for Comfort. They’re Right.

Workplace Monitoring Gets Personal, and Employees Fear It’s Too Close for Comfort. They’re Right.

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The Chicago Tribune speculates that employers could even provide Fitbits or another portable health monitor as part of a corporate wellness program. Can the personal data gleaned be used to alter, or deny, access to employer-provided insurance plans?

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Collection of Employee Biometric Data: Privacy and Compliance Issues

Collection of Employee Biometric Data: Privacy and Compliance Issues

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A post on the Fisher Phillips website discusses the privacy concerns for employees and the compliance issues for employers related to collection of biometric data.

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Morgan Lewis Scolded for Possible Conflict in Hotel Wage Case

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Bloomberg Law reports that a judge concluded that Morgan Lewis “plainly violated” California attorney professional conduct rules by representing “both sides of the case” in a hotel workers’ class action suit.

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Ten-Week Telecommute Reasonable for In-House Counsel, Sixth Circuit Holds

Ten-Week Telecommute Reasonable for In-House Counsel, Sixth Circuit Holds

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit found that ten weeks of telecommuting was a reasonable accommodation for a pregnant in-house lawyer put on bed rest, reports Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP.

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Add One Line in Employment Contracts to Reduce Exposure to Misclassification Liability

Add One Line in Employment Contracts to Reduce Exposure to Misclassification Liability

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A Kelley Drye blog post suggests the use of one simple sentence in employment contracts, handbooks and policies for salaried employees that would likely reduce exposure by approximately two-thirds in FLSA cases.

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Learn How to Address & Prevent Harassment – Online Master Class

Learn How to Address & Prevent Harassment – Online Master Class

Online event, Feb. 28, 2018, 11:30 a.m. EST
NAVEX Global will conduct its first-ever online master class when it presents “Addressing & Preventing Sexual Harassment.”

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Littler Launches Pay Equity Assessment Tool

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The Littler Pay Equity Assessment measures compensation differences between demographic groups, identifies those that are statistically significant, and determines the extent to which these differences reflect legitimate business considerations.

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Hunton & Williams Adds Team to National Labor and Employment Practice

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Hunton & Williams LLP announces the expansion of its national labor and employment practice with the addition of partners Michele J. Beilke and Julia Y. Trankiem and two associates in Los Angeles.

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Will the Supreme Court Deal a Blow to Trade Unions?

Will the Supreme Court Deal a Blow to Trade Unions?

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The case asks whether public employees who choose not to join their designated union may nevertheless be charged “agency fees” to support collective bargaining.

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A Third of Americans Are Leashed to Their Companies By Non-Disclosure Agreements

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Amy X. Wang, writing for Quartz at Work, says the contracts have been steadily growing in both number and breadth as companies grow warier about competition and proprietary material.

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