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December 2015

Last week, Seattle passed a historic law that would allow Uber drivers – whom Uber has steadfastly maintained are independent contractors despite legal challenges – to organize, form a union, and bargain over the terms and conditions of their work....
If a tree falls in the forest but there is no one around to hear, does it make a sound? If a non-exempt worker answers an e-mail message after hours on her Blackberry but fails to put in for overtime, has she performed compensable work? While I'm...
As an employer, what do you do when one of your employees reports being sexually harassed by a vendor?Easy, right? You call the vendor’s boss and say, “If you want to continue doing business with us, then you will not send this person back to our...
The Evolving Expectation of EmployersTransgender issues continue to confront employers in a number of different industries.A transgendered woman recently filed a complaint with the EEOC against one of the largest health care providers in the nation...
Boy, the Detroit area seems to be in the front lines for the gender-identity wars.As I’ve previously reported here, here, here, and here, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has a high-profile gender-stereotyping lawsuit going on...
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