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Kleiner Perkins Wins Gender Discrimination Case

By | March 28th, 2015|Categories: Employment Law News|Tags: |

The closely watched gender discrimination case of Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins, her former employer, has ended in a clean win for Kleiner Perkins.  At least in the courtroom.  Kleiner Perkins, in case you're not familiar with it, is a major technology industry venture capital firm based in Silcon Valley.  Ellen Pao is a former [...]

Changing Time(s) for Employment Litigation?

By | January 5th, 2015|Categories: CEPA/Whistleblower, Employment Law News, Firing Issues, Hiring Issues, Law Against Discrimination (LAD), Policies & Handbooks|Tags: |

The New Jersey Supreme Court will review the decision of the Appellate Division in Rodriguez_v._Raymours_Furniture. Why should you care?  Because there is a lot at stake --- for both employers and employees --- in how this case is finally decided. In a nutshell, this is the issue.  Under the NJ Law Against Discrimination, the statute [...]

Traveler Alert About Hotel WiFi Vulnerability

By | November 12th, 2014|Categories: Employment Law News|Tags: |

Although not an employment law matter as such, this post from the Franchise Law Update is of immediate concern to business travelers. It deals with "an internet espionage campaign nicknamed 'Darkhotel' targeting top US and Asian executives staying at luxury hotels." The detailed announcement from internet security company Kaspersky Labs would not link here, but [...]

EEOC Learns the Hard Way That “Do As I Say, Not As I Do” Doesn’t Fly

By | April 17th, 2014|Categories: Employment Law News|Tags: |

As a lawyer, you know that you're about to have a bad day when an appellate court opinion,in discussing your client's position, starts this way: In this case the EEOC sued the defendants for using the  same type of background check that the EEOC itself uses. The EEOC’s personnel handbook  recites that “[o]verdue just debts [...]

Everyone Knows to Beware the Ides of March

By | February 15th, 2012|Categories: Employment Law News|Tags: |

But the Ides of February?  Who knew that such a thing even exists?  Apparently it does, as variously explained here and here and here. Anyway, this is also budget season, and the president's proposed 2013 budget contains plenty of funding for the Department of Labor, EEOC and NLRB to do their work without much financial [...]

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