“Why the ‘Equal Opportunity Jerk” Defense Should Be a Last Resort for Employers”

https://wwwjdsupracom/legalnews/why-the-equal-opportunity-jerk-defense-17124/ Bruce’s Summary: First, does this sound like a familiar subject Well, I commented earlier this month on the same subject, “Jerk Managers” and yes, it’s still timely Please no names, but do, as an HR...
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“National Labor Relations Board’s General Counsel Issues Guidance on Employer Handbook Rules” 6/11/18

https://wwwjdsupracom/legalnews/national-labor-relations-board-s-41767/ Bruce’s Summary: On June 6, 2018, the NLRB’s General Counsel issued a Memorandum (18-04) announcing a new standard for analyzing whether a work rule violates employee’s rights under the NLRA in reference to the...
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The Era of the Jerk Manager Is Over 5/30/18

https://wwwjdsupracom/legalnews/the-era-of-the-jerk-manager-is-over-17054/ Bruce’s Summary: First, interesting article and somewhat timely A subject normally only talked about in the organizational halls but not publicly, even though everyone in the organization knows who it is Who it is, has...
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Don’t Stand So Close to Me: Ten California Sexual Harassment Bills to Watch 5/18/18

https://wwwjdsupracom/legalnews/don-t-stand-so-close-to-me-ten-34086/ Bruce’s Summary: Well if you want to know what is on the mind of California legislators for employers, look no further This article certainly gives a clear picture of what California employers should expect over the next...
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Be Prepared for Calls from the DFEH Regarding Your Anti-Harassment Policies

https://wwwjdsupracom/legalnews/be-prepared-for-calls-from-the-dfeh-61719/ Bruce’s Summary: A new process developed by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) was implemented in April 2018 The DFEH now conducts random telephone interviews with employers about their...
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Ninth Circuit Rules Equal Pay Act Bans Any Consideration of a Candidate’s Prior Compensation in Setting Wage Differentials 4-11-18

https://wwwjdsupracom/legalnews/ninth-circuit-rules-equal-pay-act-bans-20282/ Bruce’s Summary: The Equal Pay Act, a federal law aimed at abolishing wage disparity between men and women has been in place since 1963 Let me say that again, 1963 On April 9, 2018 the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals...
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Making Sure Your Company Is Not the Next Harassment Hashtag 4-5-2018

https://wwwjdsupracom/legalnews/making-sure-your-company-is-not-the-45944/ Bruce’s Summary: With all the allegations continuing to surface along with the growth of the “#Metoo” movement it’s time to step up in a proactive manner and ensure that your harassment policies and training...
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Ten Ways to Prevent Sex Discrimination in the Workplace 3-19-18

https://wwwjdsupracom/legalnews/ten-ways-to-prevent-sex-discrimination-52045/ Bruce’s Summary: As has been said over and over since 1975 when the US Courts recognized sexual harassment as a form of discrimination, that such discrimination was a violation of the law It appears the only thing...
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California Case is the Latest to Address Whether Worker is an Independent Contractor of Employee 1-19-18

https://wwwjdsupracom/legalnews/california-case-is-the-latest-to-18588/ Bruce’s Summary: Who literally doesn’t use independent contractors at some time or another Using independent contractors helps companies offset short periods of spikes in volume and/or workload requirements, testing or...
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Me Too? Time for All Employers to Update their Anti-Harassment Policies | Ballard Spahr LLP – JDSupra January 22, 2018

https://wwwjdsupracom/legalnews/me-too-time-for-all-employers-to-update-21920/ Bruce’s Summary: Well 2018 is here and workplace harassment and retaliation allegations are still rolling in It seems the talk is that everyone is still waiting for more workplace harassment and retaliation...
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