March 2019

By now you've likely heard that the Department of Labor announced its intent to increase the qualifying salary threshold for its white collar exemptions from $455 per week ($23,660 annually) to $679 per week ($35,308 annually).I'm here to...
Harassment claims continue to dominate the legal news, but the Second Circuit recently reminded us that workplace harassment extends far beyond sex and gender.The Circuit recently joined several sister circuits recognizing that a plaintiff can...
Know where your rights as an employer begin and end.A federal judge refused this week to dismiss a "cyber privacy" lawsuit, providing some good lessons for employers.Most employers have policies giving them the right to monitor employees' activities...
On March 19, 2019, Facebook settled several lawsuits brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Communications Workers of America, and various housing groups related to the placement of employment advertisements on Facebook’s...
Every one of you employs at least one of these employees — you know, the one who:requests medical leave because of, let’s say, his uromysitisis poisoning(clearly, an FMLA-qualifying condition); butwants to use his accrued paid leave instead of...