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Workplace romance in the #MeToo era is so complicated.

DEAR READERS: Before you accuse me of legal malpractice, take a look at tomorrow's date.  

Habit 1: Discriminate, retaliate, harass -- have a ball! There's a new sheriff in town, with a more employer-friendly, compliance-assistance-oriented U.S. Department of Labor (we think) and the nullification of burdensome regulations like the gone-and-not-lamented Fair Pay and Safe ...

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All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."

Image Credit: From flickr, Creative Commons license. Photo of mural from D.C. Public Library by Elvert Barnes.

This week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a proposed Enforcement Guidance on workplace harassment. It's 75 pages long, so a little too much to cover in a single blog post. The EEOC is seeking comments from the public until February 9, so I will3231-EEOC_SEAL_2 start with the comment-worthy provisions. Next week, I'll post about the proposed Guidance more generally. Overall, the ...

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"Mwah-ha-ha-ha-ha!"

"The boss is a jerk. I dread coming to work every day. I'm treated unfairly. Everyone else gets better treatment than I do. My pay stinks, and my company's paid-time-off policy leaves much to be desired. I should sue!"

The Daily Mail had an article this week about "the moment [employees] started hating their jobs," based on a Reddit discussion ...

 

The time is always right to do the right thing.

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Image Credit: From flickr, Creative Commons license: Photo of mural at District of Columbia Public Library by Elvert Barnes.

"An apple a day keeps the doctor lawyer away." Here are five easy and inexpensive things that employers can do to minimize their risk of being sued and maximize their chances of victory if they do get sued. None of these involve major expense, or even the use of lawyers.

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"These tips will take away your pain."

1. Err on the side of treating your workers as (a) non-exempt and (b ...

"I Have a Dream," in its entirety. This is about 17 minutes long, but it's well worth the time if you haven't heard it in a while, or if you have never heard it as it was actually delivered in 1963.

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Thank you, Dr. King. May you rest in peace.

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?

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"There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him that it is right."

A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

 

Image credit: Wikimedia Commons (portrait by Betsy G. Reyneau, Donated Collections of National Archives and Records Administration).

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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