A change of administration has not meant a slow-down at the EEOC

I pay attention to the press releases put out by the EEOC, in order to see what they are up to. I often use them as inspiration for blog posts. There seems to have been an uptick in lawsuits they are filing against companies. I am not sure of the reason. Perhaps it is because …

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What the heck is vicarious liability and why should you care?

Many of us are probably aware of the meaning of vicarious, especially as it applies to pleasure. Watching TV or reading a book allows us to vicariously enjoy or experience what the characters are doing, but how does that relate to the term liability? Vicarious comes from the Latin vicarius meaning substituted, thus vicarious liability …

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Wage and Hour lawsuits are on the rise and costly

If you have had the misfortune to be at home during the week and you watched daytime television you have seen the many commercials for attorneys advertising their services. Mixed in with the car wrecks and workers’ comp commercials are now a good many ads for overtime or wage loss. Along with the press coverage …

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In Wage and Hour lawsuits it is not just the company that gets sued!

Many people think that when the Department of Labor or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) comes after a company for a violation it is just the company that gets sued. Unfortunately that is not the case as demonstrated by just such a recent situation. Company president sued too A recent press release from the …

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Did you know that having a migraine headache qualifies an employee for FMLA coverage?

I happen to know several people that suffer from migraine headaches. They can be a major annoyance all the way to a debilitating condition. Some people just cannot function when such an attack occurs. Turns out they can also be a major pain for employers if they do not deal with them correctly. As my …

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Five Valuable HR Reads

As I occasionally do, I wanted to give you a break from my writing and point you to the work of others that I think produce outstanding work. So here are five valuable HR reads that will educate and inform you. Jon Hyman, of the Ohio Employer’s Law Blog, is an excellent choice to start …

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Wage & Hour Lawsuits Cost Both Big and Small Companies

I had an after work “adult beverage” (aka beer) with a friend of mine who also happens to be a very fine attorney. In addition to just catching up we naturally talked about what is happening in the world of human resources litigation. He has been an attorney for about 20 years. He said that …

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