Employment law in the news: Lightning round

Five quick takes this week (and I do mean quick) because my family reunion is this weekend.

I never thought deep-frying macaroni and cheese demonstrated particularly good judgment . . .  Paula Deen needs to button her lip. Here is the National Enquirer blurb that broke the story. And here is the full transcript of her actual deposition testimony.

Should customer bullying be a component of harassment training for employees who deal with the public? Based on this, this, and especially this, I think so. I will blog about this in more depth in the future.

Bless her heart. If Miss Utah had read my blog post on why the pay gap is mostly baloney, she could have batted this question out of the ballpark.

Say hello to the Rat-Mobile! Hat tip to my buddy and labor-relations analyst David Phippen -- an official in a local of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union has improved on the old "rat balloon" and created a Rat-Mobile to use in embarrassing employers involved in union disputes.

Employment Law Blog Carnival: Summer Blockbuster Edition. Be sure to pay a visit to Jon Hyman and his excellent Ohio Employer's Law Blog, where he's hosting the June Employment Law Blog Carnival. It's star-studded and action packed!

Please feel free to sound off about these in the comments, and have a great weekend!

Robin Shea has 30 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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