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Hostile Work Environment Creator, Equal Opportunity Offender or Something Else?

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance

You work for a privately-owned multinational conglomerate with a high-profile CEO who loves Twitter and can’t stop talking. And that CEO, outside of work, has been critical of lots of people. In doing so, however, the CEO has made particular comments about certain women, comments such as: “She wanted to breast pump in front of… Continue Reading

A Look Back at Obama’s (First?) Four Years and Employment Law

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Labor Law & NLRB, Laws and Regulations, Legislative Developments, Wage & Hour

Finally, today is Election Day.   And while the pundits tonight will all look forward to what the next four years might bring, it’s worth taking a quick peek back at Obama’s (first?) four years with a review of some of the posts from 2008-9. Before his term, there were predictions that he would be good… Continue Reading

Example #438 of Why You Need a Social Media Policy

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Social Media

Thanks to all who came and attended our employment law seminar at the Hartford Club today. As a reminder, we’re running another one on October 18th.  More information is available here. At today’s seminar, we talked about the need for companies to implement a social media policy and also about how social media can get out of… Continue Reading

Quick Hits: Election Roundup, Seminar Details, Harassment, and CTDOL Improvements

Posted in CHRO & EEOC, Discrimination & Harassment, Laws and Regulations, Legislative Developments

As the week draws to a close, it’s time for another installment of Quick Hits, where I highlight a few blog posts worth a read. As readers know, this week I’ve been posing a series of questions to the major party candidates about employment law.  Other lawyers have done the same and Jon Hyman, of… Continue Reading

Election 2012: What Debate Questions Would You Ask Rep. Paul Ryan

Posted in Labor Law & NLRB, Laws and Regulations, Legislative Developments

As we continue our series this week of highlighting employment law issues for the candidates, next up is Rep. Paul Ryan.  (For previous posts and groundrules, see here, here, and here.) Your record on the Employment Non-discrimination Act is, to be blunt, muddy at best. You appear to have once voted for passage of the Act,… Continue Reading

Election 2012: What Debate Questions Would You Ask Mitt Romney?

Posted in Highlight, Labor Law & NLRB, Legislative Developments

All this week, this blog (and other employment law blogs — here, here, here and here) are posting employment law-related questions for the major-party candidates for President and Vice President.  Today’s turn: Mitt Romney. (For a recap of this process — and a reminder that these questions should not be interpreted as being “for” or “against”… Continue Reading

President Appoints New Chairs of EEOC and NLRB

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Labor Law & NLRB

With a new administration now firmly in place, the President has wasted no time in appointing new chairs of the National Labor Relations Board and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  The EEOC has the details on the first appointment of Stuart Ishimaru as Acting Chair: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced that President… Continue Reading

New White House Site Details Official Agenda But Where Is EFCA

Posted in Legislative Developments

With the change in the administration, the official White House website is now up. It’s still a little sparse now but has such nifty features as an official White House blog.  Of more relevance to employers and businesses, however, is the detailed list of the new adminstration’s agenda.  While much of it is not terribly "new"… Continue Reading

Looking for a “Change?” Transition Site Up With Lists of Legislative Agendas

Posted in Legislative Developments

Looking to make a change? Or curious about what the new Obama administration will have on its agenda? Then the new administration website,, is for you. It’s now up (but as of 2 p.m., barely running — likely due to the massive traffic the site is facing so give it a little time).   Parts… Continue Reading

A Big Night

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Laws and Regulations

Last night I started crafting a post weaving in the rejection of the Constitutional Convention question in Connecticut, with state election results and the election of Barack Obama.  And yet, in the clinical analysis of what it meant, something else seemed lost — a sense of history and perspective.  Last night seemed bigger than just… Continue Reading

Election Day – Just Vote (Even for the Duck)

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Legislative Developments

Today is election day and in the pre-dawn hours, I’ll be at the polls supporting local politicians.  As this blog has attempted to remain apolitical, I’ll follow the New York Times columnist tradition and not endorse any politicians here. I’ve run a series of posts about election day and you can find them all here…. Continue Reading

Would You Hire This Person To Be President? A Look at the “Resumes” of Each Candidate

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

Making good hiring decisions is one of the best ways an employer can avoid problems in the future.  In various posts, I’ve discussed ways of accomplishing this, through the use of reference checks, background screening, offer letters and the like.  But for most employers, the single biggest "screen" of employees is through a review of a… Continue Reading

BREAKING NEWS: President Signs ADA Amendments Act of 2008; Act Becomes Effective January 1, 2009

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations, Legislative Developments

As expected, President Bush a little earlier today signed the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 into law.  The Act becomes effective January 1, 2009. The Associated Press has the early details and noted that the bill was signed without public comment or fanfare: With his father looking on, President Bush on Thursday signed legislation expanding the protections afforded… Continue Reading

BREAKING NEWS: House Passes ADA Amendments Act; Bill Goes To President for Signature

Posted in Legislative Developments

This afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives approved by voice vote, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (S.3406), with the amendments made by the U.S. Senate last week.  I’ve recapped the details before in prior posts.  Reuters has the details of today’s House action in. Numerous groups and politicians released press releases this afternoon praising the… Continue Reading

What One Question Regarding Labor & Employment Law Would You Ask the Candidates During the Debates?

Posted in Laws and Regulations

The Presidential debates and Vice-Presidential debate are coming up later this month.  A lot has been written about what the candidates’ respective positions are (and a lot has been written on everything BUT the issues).  For some recent discussions of various issues, check out posts this week from the Delaware Employment Law Blog, Ohio Employer’s Law… Continue Reading

Where Do the Presidential Candidates Stand on Employment Law Issues?

Posted in Laws and Regulations

With the Iowa caucuses tonight, and the Connecticut primaries just one month away, it’s a good time to start paying attention to what the elections of particular candidates would mean to various labor & employment laws. John Phillips, at The Word on Employment Law, has just saved all of us a lot of trouble by summarizing it… Continue Reading