Posts from May 2014.

Hallelujah! The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced this week that it plans to issue guidance on employers' Smoking manability to offer incentives to employees based on their participation in wellness programs, or whether they provide information in response to health risk assessments.

I've blogged about this issue in the past -- here, here, here, and here. There is at least a ...

How much do you really know about sexual relationships in the workplace? Take my quiz, and find out!

Bert gives Ernie all the cushy jobs because they're having a consensual affair. Can Ernie's co-workers sue for sex harassment or discrimination?

A reader, who has asked to remain anonymous, suggested that I write about employees who make "stupid" complaints about discrimination, harassment, or other allegedly unlawful treatment.

The following is a fictionalized email, but it accurately presents the spirit of her concern.

Dear Robin,

I am a Human Resources director for a government employer. You won't believe this, but I ...

ROBIN'S NOTE: I am happy to have Tommy Eden back again for a guest post. Tommy is from Constangy’s offices in Opelika, Alabama, and West Point, Georgia. He drafts DOT and state-specific drug testing policies for clients nationwide, and he serves on the Board of the Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association.

Tommy-Eden.jpegEmployers often want to know how much “smoke” there has to ...

Is IBM crazy, or just crazy like a fox?

Seriously. Do I look crazy to you?
Seriously. Do I look crazy to you?

Bloomberg BNA reported this week that IBM has stopped providing the "disclosures" required by the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act when it hands out severance packages.

As you know, when an employer has a "group termination" -- usually, a reduction in force, but a "group" can be as few as two people -- it is ...

I presented a webinar this past Wednesday for the Clear Law Institute on the topic of pregnancy and lactation accommodation. As most of our readers know, many state and local governments are passing laws requiring that pregnant women be reasonably accommodated on the job rather than being forced to take medical leaves of absence until after the baby is born. And we are starting to see some ...

Employers and employees, take this Friday pop quiz on off-duty conduct!

First, if you have not already done so, listen to these audio recordings of Donald Sterling, owner of the LA Clippers (for now), arguing with his girlfriend "archivist" V. Stiviano.

 

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Protests this week in Los Angeles against Donald Sterling.

 

Then take Part 1 of our quiz:

 

Do you agree with the decision to ban Donald ...

Robin Shea has more than 20 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act). 
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