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December 12, 2017

Have you started thinking about your New Year’s resolutions for 2018?The NLRB’s newly minted general counsel, Peter Robb, has, and employers will be very happy.According to NLRB General Counsel Memo 18-02 [pdf], issued December 1, Robb will be examining all NLRB precedents changed during President Obama’s administration.The memo...

December 11, 2017

And did it with such grace! After all, she is Miss Manners. This is another installment in my unofficial series, "Second-guessing the advice columnists." My other posts critiquing advice columns on employment law are available here, here, here, and here.  My all-time favorite advice columnist is Miss Manners, who...

December 07, 2017

It’s that time of year again. The holidays are wonderful, but can produce some dicey situations for your HR Department. The holidays mean a lot of things to different people: whether it’s playing dreidel, decorating a Christmas tree, or doing nothing at all. Employers need to be mindful of the variety of different beliefs held by their employees....

December 06, 2017

Buried in the massive Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1), the tax overhaul legislation the Senate approved on December 2, 2017, is a section providing a tax credit to employers that provide their employees with paid family and medical leave, and a separate section prohibiting deductions for the cost of sexual harassment settlements subject...

December 05, 2017

The National Labor Relations Board's new General Counsel, Peter Robb, has wasted no time in taking steps to chart a new direction for the Board. Two weeks after being sworn in as General Counsel, Robb has issued Memorandum 18-02, instructing NLRB regional directors on which types of charges should be submitted to his office for advice, and...

December 04, 2017

A boss who grabs an employee's breasts without her consent is indeed guilty of sexual harassment. Two law professors co-wrote an article that appeared in yesterday's New York Times with the headline, "Boss Grab Your Breasts? That's Not (Legally) Harassment."  Uh, yes it is. At first, I thought this misrepresentation of the law...