Tag Archives: CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS

Heed Those Warnings About EEOC Systemic Investigations!

The EEOC Is Serious About Systemic Enforcement, and These Cases Are A Pain!  We have increasingly warned employers about the EEOC’s increased focus on “systemic litigation.”  While the systemic program started in 2006 under the Bush Administration, the Obama Administration … Continue reading

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The Care and Feeding Of Counsel

My Las Vegas partner, Mark Ricciardi, recently posted the Fourth Part of his Blog on “Ten Reasons to Find a New Labor Employment Attorney.” I respect Mark’s opinions because he maintains some of our most enthusiastic clients. Over the next … Continue reading

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Employers Should Take the EEOC More Seriously In 2013

Some executives and managers consider EEOC charges to be a cost of doing business.   Based on past experience, they do not treat Discrimination Charges with the same concern as other legal matters.  The EEOC’s current focus on Systemic Discrimination and the … Continue reading

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The Hidden Safety Hazard – Domestic Violence

  The Hidden Safety Hazard – Domestic Violence Date: November 1, 2012 By Betsy Weintraub (Former Prosecutor)   As the holidays are approaching, you notice that Susan, one of your longtime employees with a near perfect attendance record, has missed several … Continue reading

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Top Ten Ways To Hold A Company Party – Without Getting Sued

Top Ten Ways To Hold A Company Party – Without Getting Sued Date: December 3, 2012 By Michael Mitchell (Labor Letter, December 2012) With the Holiday Season in full swing, many employers ask us about the wisdom of holding company parties … Continue reading

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Free Webinar Making Predictions About Federal Agencies in 2013

While there remains some lingering uncertainty, the recent elections did lend some clarity to an evolving regulatory landscape. Now that the dust has settled, what can we expect from a second term for the current Administration? And with additional gridlock … Continue reading

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Should An Employer Use Criminal Record Checks? Part 2

The post below is Part 2 of my law partner, Bert Brannen’s tips to safely using criminal record checks in the context of increased regulatory scrutiny. 3. Revise The Inquiries On Your Employment Application. The EEOC Guidance strongly discourages employers … Continue reading

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