EEOC issues guidance on employment testing
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released a fact sheet that provides employers guidance on employment related testing and selection methods.
Employer’s challenge to unemployment benefits may be evidence of unlawful retaliation
In Burlington Northern & Santa Fe R.R. Co. v. White, ___ U.S. ___, 126 S. Ct. 2405 (2006), the Supreme Court held that an employee subjected to employer conduct, whether inside or outside the workplace, that might dissuade an objectively reasonable worker from making or supporting a charge of discrimination, suffers a sufficiently adverse action to state a retaliation claim under Title VII.
Employer’s confidentiality policy violates labor law
The NLRB alleged that Northeastern Land Services, Ltd. violated Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act by maintaining, in its employment contracts, an overbroad confidentiality provision, and by terminating employee Dupuy for breaching that policy.
Employment claims based on association with another person
You can imagine the unseen narrator on Desperate Housewives, Mary Alice Young, saying something like this: Relationships: From birth we begin to form relationships with others. Our deepest relationships are usually with close family members. Those relationships can bring incredible joy, but sometimes also carry legal entanglements.
Improving HR service quality
In case you didn’t get it from the title, HR Excellence is written for the Human Resource professional who wants to discern processes to improve and increase the value of HR services in organizations.
NLRB modifies recognition bar rule
The time-honored way in which employees select a union representative has been through a secret ballot conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”).