On this Valentine’s Day, while you’re out shopping for flowers and chocolate, here are a few nuggets of employment law that you might have missed lately:
- Since love is in the air today, Robin Shea continues the cautionary tales of sexual harassment cases in the workplace. Jon Hyman echoes the theme with a tip on what can go wrong when employees date each other. And in case you think that we’re overreacting to the day, HR Morning provides some sobering statistics on how prevalent romance in the workplace is.
- The Connecticut Law Libraries tips us off to a public employee case recently decided by the Connecticut Supreme Court in which the principal issue is whether a town clerk is entitled to receive continued salary payments as a matter of law while he or she is not performing his or her statutory duties as town clerk, but has not been removed from office pursuant to statute. (Hint: Sanity prevails.)
- The Wait a Second blog reports on a Second Circuit case which provided further insight as to the proper way to state an employment discrimination case in federal court.
- The Connecticut Law Tribune recently ran an employment law supplement that included articles on whether employers should use alternative dispute resolution services for workplace disputes, and further analysis of whether Paid Sick Leave is a good idea (which seems a little late for the argument considering its passage last year).
- The Wage & Hour blog reports on a nearly $100M settlement of overtime claims by pharmaceutical sales people against Novartis.
- Want a thorough report and analysis of the EEOC statistics for the last fiscal year? This one should do the trick.
Want more love on this day? Check out the theme to The Love Boat.