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Ohio Employer's Law Blog

  • GDPR: Email Marketing Compliance Update and FAQs
    As you are no doubt aware, the EU’s GDPR regulations come into force May 25th. These are a big deal, and affect every online web site, regardless of whether the site or the business it serves is in Europe. A great way to think about GDPR is that it…
    - 95 days ago, 14 May 18, 5:46pm -
  • 4 Tags to Help You Send Better Emails
      On a regular old Tuesday afternoon, two emails show up in Drew’s inbox, both from a software developer, and both to deliver an update on a popular graphic design tool. The first email, sent to an entire email list, starts off:     The second e…
    - 27 Feb 18, 2:53pm -
  • Grow Your Sales Using Facebook Lookalike Audiences
    Let’s talk about your ideal subscriber. We’ll call her Sally. She has all the traits of a real top performer when it comes to your mailing lists. She opens nearly every email, clicks your links  regularly, offers feedback when requested, and has…
    - 28 Nov 17, 2:54pm -

The Employer's Lawyer

  • When Rhetoric Comes to Town
    By now, if you haven’t heard about Donald Trump’s statements on Muslims and his plan to prevent Muslims from entering the country, as well as the vehement support he is receiving from an astonishing number of people, you may be living under a roc…
    - 9 Dec 15, 7:44pm -
  • Beware the FMLA Equitable Estoppel Claim
    Imagine that your company has 40 employees, one of whom is subject to hospitalization for a medical condition and requires surgery. He is out of work for several weeks and in his absence, the company realizes that it gets along fine without him. As a…
    - 10 Nov 15, 2:23pm -
  • Don’t Bet on the Jury Verdict
    As some of those who follow me on Twitter know, I had jury duty in September. Like most people, it wasn’t something I was looking forward to (and I even tried to get out of it on the basis that no one would pick a lawyer for a jury). Well, it turn…
    - 5 Nov 15, 2:55pm -

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

  • Religious Institutions Do Not Get Immunity from State Anti-Discrimination Laws
    On “Survivor”, one of my favorite broadcast TV shows (or, as my YouTube/Netflix watching teens might say — “what’s that?”) the notion of “immunity” plays a central role in the outcome of an episode. And in a decision released last wee…
    - 4 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 1:23pm -
  • How Employers Can Further Their Commitment to Justice
    Like a lot of people, I’ve got the summer bug and, given the choice between a walk outside and a blog post — well, you can figure out what has been winning. But I’ve got a few posts lined back up the next few weeks.  In the interim, I want to…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Aug 18, 2:57pm -
  • It’s Not the Damages, It’s the Attorneys’ Fees
    Typically, in our court system, we operate under the “American Rule” which means that parties have to pay their own attorneys’ fees in cases, regardless of whether they win or lose.  (Contrast that with the English Rule which is a “loser pay…
    - 32 days ago, 16 Jul 18, 1:56pm -

FMLA Insights

Labor Relations Today

Lawffice Space

  • Third Circuit on Sexual Harassment Affirmative Defense (and #MeToo)
    The Third Circuit recently issued a fascinating sexual harassment opinion in Minarsky v. Susquehana County (opinion here) - Eric Meyer calls it "the most important employment law decision of 2018. In some ways, the case is unremarkable. The Court is…
    - 29 days ago, 19 Jul 18, 1:10pm -
  • Kavanaugh, Lateral Transfers, and Disparate Treatment
    To win a disparate treatment claim under Title VII, the employee must show that (s)he suffered an "adverse employment action." In Ortiz-Diaz v. HUD, the D.C. Circuit held that the employer's denial of a lateral transfer did not meet this standard (ci…
    - 35 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 12:23pm -
  • Kavanaugh, the N-word, and Hostile Work Environment
    To state a hostile work environment claim, an employee must allege that (s)he was subjected to discriminatory harassment that was "severe or pervasive." What about one incident? Obviously, that's not pervasive; but, when is one incident severe enough…
    - 38 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 12:05am -

Employment Law Navigator

  • Thanks, and so long…
    After 3 great years, the Employment Law Navigator is coming to an end. We’ve had fun, and we hope our posts have been helpful. Our sincere thanks to our contributors and to Zelle’s superb Marketing Director Dan Gruber, who picked our art, caug…
    - 28 Jul 17, 6:38pm -
  • That is SO last week
    Last week, HR Dive reported on a Washington federal court’s June order requiring that a public employer pay $1.8 million to a terminated employee.  The worker was fired when she failed a drug test due to her lawful use of prescription drugs, test…
    - 24 Jul 17, 7:29pm -
  • That Critical First Response to Harassment Complaints: Stage 2
    Last week, we wroteabout the importance of “first responders” who receive complaints of workplace harassment, and provided tips on how they should prepare for and react to complaints.  This week, we continue to focus on the early stages of the c…
    - 20 Jul 17, 5:43pm -