Friday, August 7, 2009


BLR’s HR Daily Advisor offers 10 tips to avoid employment lawsuit, in two parts – part one and part two.

Meanwhile, Jennifer Hays at the Warren & Hays Blog sums up lawsuit avoidance in one simple step – fire with a heart.

And, if you are sued, Michael Maslanka’s Work Matters suggests

Darcy Dees at Compensation Cafe reminds everyone that being wrong in a wage and hour lawsuit can have costly consequences for an employer if willfulness can be proven.

Michael Fox’s Jottings By An Employer’s Lawyer draws a connection between a good performance review, a termination, and a million dollar jury verdict in a discrimination lawsuit.

The Evil HR Lady offers some advice to a pregnant employee who is not eligible for FMLA leave.

Molly DiBianca at the Delaware Employment Law Blog digests a bunch of resources for employers seeking to promote a work-life balance.

Today’s Workplace asks if there is a link between the recession and increased workplace harassment.

The Overtime Advisor shares its thoughts on wage and hour issues and smartphone usage.

Want to know what’s wrong with American class action litigation – the Point of Law Forum reports on a $25,037,500 class settlement in which the plaintiff’s lawyers will receive $25,000,000, and the class members will receive $37,500 in discounts towards the purchase of future automobiles.

Patrick Smith at the Iowa Employment Blog provides a good summary of recent headlines in religious discrimination.

Marcia McCormick at the Workplace Prof Blog discusses the introduction of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in the Senate. The bill would ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

On Point reports that a Philadelphia hair salon is being sued by a male hair stylist who claims he was told it was “socially unacceptable” for him to “look like a girl.”

Carl Bosland at The FMLA Blog reports on legislation that could expand military leave benefits.

According to Workplace Privacy Counsel and the Philadelphia Bar Association, it is unethical for an attorney to use a third party to gain access to witnesses Facebook or other social networking page.

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