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From Mistletoe to #MeToo: Office Party Tips and Trends for 2018

As the holidays rapidly approach, employers are typically preparing for office festivities.This year, however, employers are noticeably less interested in holiday work parties. According to a recent study, roughly two-thirds of companies intend to host a holiday...

On the 12th day of Christmas, my employer gave to me… a handgun?

‘Tis the season for giving. What’s the oddest holiday gift an employer has ever given you? For the employees of one Wisconsin company, the answer might just be a handgun.From the Appleton Post-Crescent:A local business that produces glassware...

10 things for which this employment lawyer is thankful in 2018

What are you thankful for this year? Here is my list.No. 1. Absence of drama. Admittedly, the political scene has had more than its share of drama, but from a labor and employment law standpoint, this year has been blissfully uneventful. The Equal Employment...

Refusal to accommodate, retaliation, or both?

This case makes my head hurt.A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled 2-1 this week that an employer’s withdrawal of a job offer to an nurse who had requested a religious accommodation was not tantamount to retaliation.I...