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Friday, January 30, 2009


It’s been a very busy week. We had the first employment law Supreme Court decision and the first new employment law of the new year. And, we had a lot to read from a lot of excellent bloggers.

The ChamberPost refers to the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act as a scam.

Human Rights in the Workplace discusses the legal risks associated with social networking in the workplace.

The Connecticut Employment Law Blog gives insight on President Obama’s choices to run the EEOC and the NLRB.

George’s Employment Blawg provides a thorough analysis of the Employee Free Choice Act.

What's New in Employment Law? spots a huge faux pas by Starbucks’s CEO. As a PR move, he cut his own salary from $1.2 million to $10,000 annually, lowering his pay below the threshold to qualify as an exempt employee.

Bob Sutton coins the phrase Asshole Collar, bosses with a white collar and colored shirt.

The Ohio Labor Lawyers provide some insight on what to do when a union business agent shows up with signed authorization cards.

Where Great Workplaces Start give some examples of alternatives to layoffs, such as wage reductions or reduced work schedules.

The HR Capitalist shows everyone what a strip club’s employee handbook looks like.

Gruntled Employees gives a grammar lesson on the difference between to lay off (a verb), layoff (a noun), laid-off (an adjective).

World of Work reports on the 10th Circuit’s dismissal of a WARN Act case.

The Evil HR Lady on email etiquette.

LawMemo Employment Law Blog discusses a case that could potentially come before the Supreme Court, on the issue of what qualifies as a mixed-motive discrimination case.

On.point presents the story of a dismissal of a sex discrimination lawsuit brought by a transsexual.

Workplace Privacy Counsel points out that under GINA, one could be held liable for the disclosure of genetic information even if it was made inadvertently.