Topic: Sexual Harassment

Happy Valentine’s Day! Please Sign This Love Contract Before You Go To Lunch…

It’s Valentine’s Day, and love is in the air … and the office. And more often than not, that is NOT a good thing for everyone involved. So what can employers do to minimize the potentially disruptive effects of colleagues and coworkers canoodling? Here’s a good start: 1. Distribute – and enforce – policies that discourage… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Proprietary Trading, Employee Training, Bazaarvoice Acquisition, Legal Marijuana

How do we celebrate Friday? Hot coffee, cheese danish, and a double-shot of the JD Supra Corporate Brief: Here’s a comprehensive look at the restrictions on bank proprietary trading in the Volcker Rule… (Maureen Donley, Stacy Kanter, and Laura Kaufmann Belkhayat at Skadden Arps) Why train employees on how to avoid sexual harassment and other… Read more »

Here’s How to Stop Your Office Party from Turning Into a Legal Nightmare…

“36% of employers report employee misconduct at holiday parties.” (Albert Brannen of Fisher & Phillips) Sexual harassment, fights between co-workers, employees driving home drunk – the list of potential liabilities is enough to make an employer consider cancelling the annual holiday party altogether. But if doesn’t have to be that way. Not if you follow… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: European Cookies, Gene Patents, Reasonable Customers, Liquidity Requirements

Why wait for the holidays? Give yourself a gift today: an email subscription to the JD Supra Corporate Brief. It’s informative, entertaining, and – best of all – comes in your size… Those Europeans sure are particular about their cookies, aren’t they? (Cedric Burton, Christopher Kuner, and Anna Pateraki at Wilson Sonsini) The EEOC just… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: FATCA Regime, Securities Dealers, EU Data, Vicarious Liability

Keep your eye on the markets today: both 1929’s Black Thursday and 2008’s Bloody Friday happened on October 24. You’ve got just enough time to read the JD Supra Corporate Brief before the opening bell … The FATCA tax regime will introduce US tax withholding risk into financial transactions that have almost no nexus to… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Tax Transparency, Foreign Official, CEO Fraud, Financial Disaster

It’s Wednesday and the government is still shut down: you’re gonna need more coffee. And the JD Supra Corporate Brief: The G20 want greater tax transparency across the globe – but can their recommendations be put into practice? (Skadden Arps) For the first time in history, an appeals court will consider whether an employee of… Read more »

HR in Hollywood, Background Checks, Holiday Parties, and Whistleblowers – It’s What We’re Reading Now

Whoever said “the more things change, the more they stay the same” couldn’t have been talking about employment law. Here’s a roundup of recent commentary and analysis we’re reading now on legal issues in the workplace: Investigations By Human Resources Professionals: The 10 Pitfalls To Avoid HR Life and Law in Hollywood Be Careful With… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Secured Creditors, Trade Secrets, Employer Mandate, Compulsory Dissolution

Happy birthday, Justice Breyer! “Freedom’s just another word for not printin’ out the code” – employee’s fate changed the moment he pressed “print” to get a hard copy of the stolen trade secrets… (Orrick) Maybe the one-year delay of the ACA Employer Mandate isn’t such a good thing after all for companies… (BakerHostetler) Picture this:… Read more »