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“The Individual Liability You Never Knew You Had: Second Circuit Rules HR Directors May be Liable for FMLA Violations” 3-29-16

March 31 2016, 5:08 pm

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/the-individual-liability-you-never-knew-18526/ Bruce’s Summary: Although this ruling occurred in the Second Circuit, other circuits including our own will be joining in the near future. So, HR Directors put on your Insurance coverage hats and find out what coverage you have through your organization if you are named as a defendant in a suit. This circuit focused […]

Office Love Affairs: How to Prevent Scandal 3-17-16

March 23 2016, 4:29 am

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/office-love-affairs-how-to-prevent-57441/ Bruce’s Summary: How does an HR professional keep an office romance under control as to not affect the company’s success? In relation to consensual affairs (neither party being in management), I’ve found that things go well for about 3 to 4 months and then someone realizes this is not what they want and the […]

“Employer Facing Potential Liability For Allegedly Reducing Worker Hours To Avoid Affordable Care Act Penalties” 3-9-16

March 18 2016, 3:22 am

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/employer-facing-potential-liability-for-56672/ Bruce’s Summary: One part of the many parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires large employers to offer certain minimum health coverage to their full time employees. On February 9, 2016, the court determined sufficient facts were alleged in this case that the defendant interfered with the employee’s rights to benefits when it […]

“Repeated Touching enough to Justify Same-Sex Harassment Verdict” 3-7-16

March 10 2016, 4:12 pm

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/repeated-touching-enough-to-justify-88468/ Bruce’s Summary: Although this case was decided in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and not the Ninth Circuit covering California, it’s a federal issue affecting all states under a Title VII violation. In same-sex complaints, the authors stated that not only does the Plaintiff have to demonstrate that they were subjected to a […]

“Encouraging Employee Complaints. Yes, We’re Serious” 2-26-16

March 08 2016, 6:22 pm

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/encouraging-employee-complaints-yes-we-91562/ Bruce’s Summary: The author describes what happened to a Yelp employee who complained in an open letter about not getting paid enough as a customer services representative living in San Francisco. Within 24 hours according to the author, she was fired by her employer. As one can imagine, lots of commentary followed. Now legal […]