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For all who died that day, in New York, at the Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania . . . we will never forget. Image Credit: From flickr, Creative Commons license, by mbtrama.… Continue Reading

Hurricane Harvey

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Our thoughts and prayers this holiday weekend go out to our friends and all the people of Texas and Louisiana who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. And our thanks to the heroic rescue personnel. Image Credit: From flickr, Creative Commons license, by Texas National Guard.… Continue Reading

Weekly catch-up

Posted in Class actions, Drug Testing, FOCUS, Immigration, Labor Relations, Paid Leave, Politics, Safety, Social media, Uncategorized
Supreme Court agrees to review “travel ban” cases and partially stays injunctions on the ban pending a final decision. The Trump Administration won a partial victory this week when the U.S. Supreme Court decided that portions of the preliminary injunctions against the “travel ban” issued in March should be stayed. What that means is that the travel… Continue Reading

See you next year!

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We’re on holidays/vacation until the new year and will not have any posts this Friday or the following Friday, December 30. There may be exceptions for breaking employment-related news, assuming there is any. But we’ll try not to have any. You’ve been through enough this year. We wish you and your loved ones a very… Continue Reading

“It’s going to be beautiful, believe me”: Trump on labor & employment law issues

Posted in Discrimination, Elections, Gender Identity Discrimination, Labor Relations, Pregnancy, Sexual Orientation, Uncategorized, Wage-Hour
Congratulations to President-Elect Donald J. Trump, and to everyone who was elected or reelected to office yesterday. With a President Trump and Republican majorities in both houses of Congress, employers may see some changes in the form of less aggressive regulatory agencies, a National Labor Relations Board that is more employer-friendly, and some relatively conservative… Continue Reading

Happy Labor Day!

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I hope your “labor” today consists of this: And not this: Have a great day! Image Credits: Cookout photo from flickr, Creative Commons license, Virginia State Parks. Photo of part of Diego Rivera “Detroit Industry” mural at Detroit Institute of Arts by me.  … Continue Reading

Memorial Day, 2016

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In Flanders Fields By John McCrae (1915) In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and… Continue Reading

Home for the Holidays (well, offline, anyway . . .)

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We’re on Christmas holidays/vacation until the new year and will not have any posts this Friday or the following Friday (New Year’s Day). There may be exceptions for breaking employment-related news, assuming there is any. Moderation of comments may also be slower than normal. We wish you all and your loved ones a very happy holiday… Continue Reading

Jacqueline Berrien, former head of EEOC, dies at 53

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I just learned today that earlier this week, Jacqueline Berrien, the first Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission appointed by President Obama, died of cancer at the age of 53. Ms. Berrien stepped down from the EEOC in 2014. The agency’s current Chair is Jenny Yang. I did not always agree with Ms. Berrien, and I’ve given… Continue Reading

Love Your Lawyer Day? Bah, humbug!

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Today is supposedly “Love Your Lawyer Day,” and you are encouraged to wish us a happy day, thank us for being so awesome, or even send us “a gift, flowers, or a card.” You also shouldn’t tell lawyer jokes. (Unless they are really funny.) I’m not wild about holidays that are manufactured by marketers, and… Continue Reading

Denial isn’t just a river in Egypt – it may be defamation. Ask Bill Cosby.

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“Drag a $100 bill through a trailer park, you never know what you’ll find.” “Every word she writes is a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the.'” “Did NOT!” Can a denial open you up for a defamation suit? Apparently. This is essentially what recently happened to Bill Cosby. Three women said that Mr. Cosby sexually abused them many years ago, before many of… Continue Reading

Performance reviews for marriages: what could go wrong?

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They’ll be sorry . . .  Marriage therapists are now advocating the use of “performance reviews” by spouses, according to an article in Monday’s Wall Street Journal. “By taking time to regularly evaluate and review their relationship together,” reporter Elizabeth Bernstein says, “partners can recognize what is and isn’t working — and identify goals for… Continue Reading

Betty Davis, April 3, 1932-September 29, 2015

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We are very sorry to report that Betty Davis, a dear colleague and friend, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 29. She was 83. Betty, originally from Vidalia, Georgia, started her career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in New York City, and began working for “the original Constangy” (Constangy & Prowell) in Atlanta as… Continue Reading