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March 22, 2018

A Michigan oral surgery practice has agreed to pay $47,000 to settle an age discrimination lawsuit filed by the EEOC. The agency alleged that it violated the ADEA by maintaining a policy that required employees to retire at at 65. The lawsuit stemmed from the firing of an employee four days after her 65th birthday. According to Kenneth Bird,...

March 20, 2018

The Sixth Circuit decision seems overall correct, although it contains some "woke dicta," too. Last week, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued its decision in the EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes case, which I've been following from its inception. It's a strange case because there...

March 19, 2018

In the past two weeks, we saw two major decisions in the area of LGBTQ rights in the workplace. First, the Second Circuit in New York held that Title VII does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc., No. 15-3775, 2018 WL 1040820 (2d Cir. Feb. 26, 2018). In Zarda, the New York court...

March 16, 2018

Bloomberg reports that demand for anti-harassment training videos has surged in the #MeToo era. Here’s the problem, however. The Bloomberg article talks about training videos, the absolute worst kind of training.Anti-harassment training is all about creating an anti-harassment culture in your workplace—about employees...

March 15, 2018

More leisure time to talk about quickie elections. The National Labor Relations Board announced today that it is again extending the time for interested parties to respond to its December 14, 2017, Request for Information regarding the Board's 2014 Election Rule, more popularly known as the "quickie election rule." The new deadline is...

March 14, 2018

I am not a tattoo person. Yet, a whole lot of people are. And the numbers are increasing.In fact, according to one recent survey, 3 in 10 Americans have at least one tattoo, up 50% in just four years. And, the younger you are, the more likely you are to sport a tattoo: 47% of millennials have a tattoo, as compared to 36% of gen Xers and only...