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Uber Complicated? State and Local Labor Law May Fill in Federal Gaps

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 you were a labor...

City Not Liable For Chicago Police Officers’ Blackberry Work Time

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 not aware of...

When a customer harasses your employee – what should you do?

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 company.” The vendor...

Transgender Rights on the Front Page: A Continuing Conversation

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, and commenced a...

Male minister who won’t wear makeup sues for religious bias

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 against an area funeral...