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November 13, 2017

Your reviews of your employer may not be as anonymous as you think. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed an order directing Glassdoor, Inc., to disclose information about eight individuals who posted employer reviews on the site. Here's how that happened. A federal grand jury is investigating an...

November 10, 2017

Just six months after California modified its regulations concerning past criminal convictions for applicants, California has taken the additional step of modifying the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) to expressly prohibit employers from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal history prior to a conditional offer of employment, and...

November 08, 2017

Have your heard about Juli Briskman, the biker that flipped the finger to Trump’s passing motorcade? Apparently, her employer, Akima, was less than amused when she used the above as her profile pic on her personal Facebook and Twitter accounts, and fired her for violating this social media policy: Covered Social Media Activity that contains...

November 07, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service has for some time made available a comprehensive set of Questions & Answers covering the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer shared responsibility rules. (These are the rules that are codified in Section 4980H of the Internal Revenue Code, the compliance with which is reported on IRS Forms 1094-C and 1095-C, etc...

November 07, 2017

While several well-known corporate executives, movie stars, government officials and other high profile people have been facing sexual harassment claims in recent weeks (and the list seems to increase daily), the issue is most assuredly not limited to those in the public eye.  All employers are wise to use the focus on this issue to re-assess...

November 06, 2017

According to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll published this week, 48 percent of working women believed they had been victims of sexual harassment in the workplace. My reaction was, “Only 48 percent?” I would have guessed 100 percent. The definition of sexual harassment is deliberately vague, and it encompasses a vast range of behavior, from an...