Disparate Impact and Age Discrimination: Hidden Threat to Employers

Most employers and human resource managers assume that, as long as they do not intend to discriminate against current and potential employees, they will not be liable for claims of discrimination—unfortunately, this... Read more »

BAPCPA Act of 2005 Adds Benefits Provisions

The most heavily publicized provisions of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (the “Act”), signed into law on April 20, 2005, limited the availability of bankruptcy relief for... Read more »

Alleged Misclassification of Stock Brokers Leads To Large Settlement

A recent announcement that Merrill Lynch has proposed to settle a class action overtime lawsuit on behalf of its stockbrokers for $37 million emphasizes the high stakes that accompany classification decisions. If... Read more »

Blogging in the workplace: Is your company prepared?

An estimated eight million American adults publish their own web logs, or “blogs.” These are online personal diaries in which the authors spout opinions on current affairs, politics, sports, or any number of other subjects,... Read more »

Conducting an Employment Relations Audit

A proactive approach to employment issues can pay substantial dividends in reduced legal challenges and associated costs. Many employers find that the best time to review and revise their employment practices is... Read more »

New Interest in Enforcement of Labor

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced that it will depart from its longstanding policy of not aggressively enforcing the reporting requirements for employers and labor organizations under the Labor-Management Reporting Disclosure... Read more »
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