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Did you know that social media is part of today’s workplace but its use may raise employment discrimination concerns? According to an EEOC press release issued on March 12, experts tell EEOC that use of social media by employers, applicants and employees may implicate the laws EEOC enforces. Not to be sarcastic, but the only thing newsworthy […]
Written by Alexandra D. Thayer (posted by Martha Zackin) On November 12, the Payroll Fraud Prevention Act of 2013 (S. 1687) was introduced in the United States Senate. The bill, which would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act, seeks to impose new rules and penalties relating to misclassification of employees as independent contractors. The changes […]
Article by Monica Rose Cafaro (Posted by Martha Zackin) A recent decision by a federal appeals court underscores the need for HR mangers and other hiring personnel to watch what they say about job openings and the company’s hiring practices. In Kidd v. Mando American Corporation, a white female employee who worked in the accounting […]
On September 25, the EEOC issued a press release announcing CONSOL Energy and Consolidation Coal Company violated federal law when they refused to accommodate a long-time employee’s religious belief. Apparently, the companies installed a biometric hand scanner to track employee time and attendance. The employee in question, Beverly Butcher, believed that that there was relationship […]
For the past few years, Abercrombie & Fitch has been fighting to uphold its “Look Policy,” described by the website Buzzfeed as “effortless sex-meets-Ivy League aesthetic.” A&F’s Look Policy, as reported by Buzzfeed, provides that its employees must, among other things, represent A&F with “natural class” and “American style.” The Look Policy governs hairstyle, clothing, […]
I discovered the joys of blogging in 2009, when I helped launch an employment law-related blog at another firm. I recently joined Bello/Welsh, LLP, a boutique labor and employment law firm, where I am excited to be launching our new blog. Our primary goal here at WorkLawBlog (worklawblog.net) is to educate you about interesting developments […]