Friday, July 17, 2009


Many harassment cases involve things being rubbed. Walter Olson, whose Overlawyered just celebrated its 10th anniversary, brings us what may be the greatest harassment lawsuit ever filed: “Saudi family sues genie, alleges harassment.” 

If you need yet another reminder why it’s important to have a social networking policy for your organization, the Strategic HR Lawyer discusses the 20.2 million people between the ages of 35 and 54 who are registered on Facebook. Ellen Simon, writing from the employee’s perspective at Today’s Workplace, gives another reason to have such a policy  – employees terminated for writing something in a blog.

World of Work reports on a Tennessee court which held that an employee’s “shy bladder syndrome” qualified as an ADA-protected disability.

Debra Weiss at the ABA Journal Blog notes that GE’s CEO thinks that women make risky career moves when they take time off to start families.

Jason Morris at the Employeescreen IQ Blog reports on newly introduced legislation in Congress, the Equal Employment for All Act, that would prohibit the use of consumer credit checks against prospective and current employees for the purposes of making adverse employment decisions.

Dan Schwartz at the Connecticut Employment Law Blog talks about some the legal risks inherent in mandatory furloughs.

Molly DiBianca at the Delaware Employment Law Blog provides a very good summary on the legal issues and risks inherent in employment testing.

Jay Shepherd at Gruntled Employees debates the pros and cons of noncompete agreements.

Adams Drafting deconstructs the use of the word “salary” in a separation agreement in relation to the inclusion of bonuses.

Mark Toth at the Manpower Employment Blawg talks about two terms that you might not be familiar with – “E-Verify” and “No-Match.”

The Arkansas Employment Law Blog discusses the importance of properly classifying administrative employees under the FLSA.

Michael Haberman’s HR Observations observes ageism in the workplace.

I’m on a working vacation next week – speaking on the FMLA at the SEAK 29th Annual National Workers' Compensation and Occupational Medicine Conference on Cape Cod. I’ll be running “Best Of” next week, but should be back next Friday with a fresh set of the week’s best links.

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