January 2018

Last week, the CEO of Starbucks, Kevin Johnson, announced the ‘Partner and Family Sick Time’ benefits for all of Starbucks’ U.S. employees. Starbucks is giving employees a number of additional perks, including increased wages, stock grants...
How do you discuss sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct with your friends and colleagues?Saturday Night Live, in one of its most brilliant sketches in a long time, offers a suggestion.Or, rather, a suggestion not to have the...
Last week the EEOC released its annual report breaking down charges received during the fiscal year. In fiscal year 2017, the agency received 84,254 charges and took in $398 million between voluntary resolutions and litigation.What’s striking is the...
It's possible to discriminate against someone of your own faith. And illegal.Carl Smith, a Catholic, was a trainee in Philadelphia's Department of Licenses and Inspection. He wasn't offered a permanent job at the end of his probationary period (...
Every once in awhile, my posts must return to the nuts and bolts of FMLA, and this is one of ‘dem ‘dere posts. After all, I can’t always cover scintillating topics such as Beyonce concerts, bullies who abuse FMLA leave and ...