Category Archives: Employment Defense Attorney

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: Should You Use Social Media in an Internal Investigation?

Investigating Employees Through Their Social Media Accounts Social media can provide a lot of information about people’s lives. Why would an employer want to know what an employee is doing through social media? An employer may suspect that an employee … Continue reading

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How Broad Sweeping Can Retaliation Claims Be?

Retaliation, according to the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) must consist of three elements: An employee’s participation in protected activity, which typically would be filing a discrimination or harassment complaint An adverse action that the employer or manager takes against … Continue reading

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Job Termination: What Should You Know?

Frequently Asked Questions About Job Termination Deciding to fire or layoff an employee is often a tough decision. Sometimes employees have adverse reactions and retaliate if they believe the termination was unjust. Here are some answers to common questions about … Continue reading

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Investigation

How Should You Conduct Harassment Investigations? It is vital to conduct an investigation as soon as possible when an employer receives a complaint of sexual harassment (or any other type of discrimination harassment). Delays in investigating can be viewed as … Continue reading

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Starbucks Baristas Complain About Company’s Parental-Leave Policies

Starbucks made its company stand out from many others when it put in place a six-weeks paid parental leave policy for eligible birth mothers. Starbucks made this a nationwide policy. Indeed they did stand out as being “a different kind … Continue reading

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