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Weekly catch-up

Posted in Affirmative Action, Class actions, ConstangyTV, Elections, Equal Pay, FOCUS, Gender Identity Discrimination, Labor Relations, Protected Concerted Activity, Safety, Sexual Orientation, Wage-Hour, Work-Life Balance
Effect of Election 2016 on labor and employment law. We asked our practice group heads and some thought leaders to tell us how they think employers will be affected by a Trump Administration on specific labor and employment law issues. This client bulletin is packed with prognostication about what we may see in the areas of affirmative action and… Continue Reading

Weekly catch-up

Posted in Affirmative Action, FOCUS, Labor Relations, Work-Life Balance
There is great rejoicing among federal contractors since a federal judge in Texas has preliminarily blocked the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” rules from going into effect. Absent the court’s action, the rules would have taken effect for the largest contractors this past Tuesday, and for some smaller ones in 2017. The case is far from over, but this… Continue Reading

Heresy! Is “flexibility at work” overrated?

Posted in Corporate Culture, Telecommuting, Work-Life Balance
Or is it loved as much as ever, as long as it doesn’t cost employees money? Interesting questions are raised by a study conducted and recently published by Alexandre Mas, a Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at at Princeton University, and Amanda Pallais, a Paul Sack Associate Professor of Political Economy and Social Studies… Continue Reading

Female lawyer with Republican boss? Go back to the kitchen!

Posted in Corporate Culture, Discrimination, Lawyers!, Work-Life Balance
I don’t know what to make of the study, conducted by business professors from the University of Michigan and Temple University, that purports to find a negative correlation between political conservatism among some law firm partners and the advancement of the careers of female attorneys in reporting to those same partners. To put that in plainer English:… Continue Reading

Be thankful you’re not an employment law turkey

Posted in Discrimination, Harassment, Pregnancy, Retaliation, Social media, Work-Life Balance
Well, it’s that time of year again – what are you thankful for? Here are some Human Resources and employment law matters for which I am thankful. Please feel free to add your own in the comments. I’m thankful that I’m not Trey Gowdy. The Republican Congressman from South Carolina and chair of the House Benghazi Committee is not out, but he’s… Continue Reading

What do employees want? A warm and fuzzy post

Posted in Corporate Culture, Discrimination, Work-Life Balance
Do nice guys really finish first? Yesterday morning, I tweeted a thought-provoking article by Travis Bradberry in Forbes on “Why Your Boss Lacks Emotional Intelligence.” According to the article (and no big surprise), a study found that people in higher management and executive level positions have less emotional intelligence than lower-level managers because in those upper-level… Continue Reading

Teleworker, or teleslacker? Here’s how employers can tell the difference.

Posted in Telecommuting, Work-Life Balance
You all know that I love telecommuting, although it works better in some instances than in others. Before any employer starts a telecommuting program, it should ask itself three questions: 1) Does the job lend itself to a telecommuting arrangement? (You can’t very well assemble Cadillac Escalades from your home office, now can you?) 2)… Continue Reading