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“OK Boomer” — harmless, or harassment?

by Robin Shea
C’mon, Boomers – lighten up! The always-excellent Walter Olson of Overlawyered laments that the employment world is so heavily regulated that an employer can get in trouble for failing to act when a Millennial uses the relatively mild insult “OK...

Is Foresight 2020? Employers Confront New Laws Taking Effect in the New Year

by Jim Paretti & Michael J. Lotito
As the year draws to a close, employers are assessing the next wave of labor and employment laws and regulations they will face in 2020 and beyond. Most new laws taking effect at the end of 2019 and throughout 2020 are at the state and local levels, presenting...

EEOC urges NLRB to let employers prevent, punish harassment

by Robin Shea
A change may be coming. The “N” word. Referring to women in pornographic terms. Ethnic slurs. This is “harassment” under almost all company policies, and it can violate the law, as well. At least one federal appeals court and Supreme Court...

An employer’s deposition disaster

by Robin Shea
Don’t take “don’t guess” too literally. One bit of very standard advice that all attorneys give to their clients before they testify in a deposition or in court is “Don’t speculate.” If you don’t know something,...