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What Is the Faragher-Ellerth Affirmative Defense?

An Affirmative Defense for Employers Affirmative defense is a legal term that offers some degree of protection for employers. We live in volatile times, an age where #MeToo is changing the legal landscape and sexual harassment claims are becoming very … Continue reading

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What Can Restaurant Owners Do to Reduce Sexual Harassment?

Guidelines for Dealing with Sexual Harassment as a Restaurant Owner Restaurant owners who allow sexual harassment to exist in the workplace put themselves at risk for complaints and lawsuits. It is wise to understand what actions you can take to … Continue reading

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Facts About Sexual Harassment in the Restaurant Industry

Why Is Sexual Harassment so Prevalent? Sexual harassment is more prevalent in the restaurant industry than any other industry. Statistics show that 90% of women and 70% of men working in the restaurant industry reported they had experienced some form … Continue reading

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Changes in New York State and NYC Sexual Harassment Laws

Sexual Harassment: Mandatory Arbitration and Nondisclosure Agreements The NY legislature passed changes in sexual harassment law that Governor Cuomo signed into law on April 17, 2018. These laws went into effect 90 days after being enacted, which means they are … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Employers in Recent Arbitration Case

Do you have an arbitration clause in your employment contract? For some time, businesses have included arbitration clauses in their legal documents, which have stated that employment disputes would be resolved through arbitration. Companies can benefit from using arbitration to … Continue reading

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Flex Schedules for Businesses

Flex Schedules Can Help Employers Reduce Overtime Costs You often hear the term “flex schedule,” mentioned as a job perk, and it may well be if as a result the worker avoids peak traffic times and getting stuck in freeway … Continue reading

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Social Media: Can You Use Social Media in Hiring Decisions?

Can or Should Cyber-Vetting Be Part of the Hiring Process? Some employers are using social media in hiring and are cyber-vetting their job applicants. However, these practices are under the legal microscope as cases arise involving employment and social media. … Continue reading

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