A Recent EEOC lawsuit highlights employer actions that may expose an employer to a lawsuit for pregnancy discrimination under Title VII. The EEOC’s claim of pregnancy discrimination was based on the following facts: when the employee called to schedule her return to work after maternity leave, the employer told her there was no work for… Continue reading How to get sued for Pregnancy Discrimination
On September 7, 2012, the NLRB upheld an administrative decision finding that portions of Costco’s social media policy violated Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Generally, Section 8(a)(1) prohibits employers from interfering with, or restraining, employees’ rights to engage in concerted activities. “Concerted activities” means two or more employees acting together in furtherance… Continue reading The NLRB Takes Aim at Costco’s Social Media Policy
The Bureau of Labor and Industries just announced the minimum wage in Oregon for 2013: $8.95 per hour – an increase of .15 cents an hour from 2012. The new rate goes into effect January 1, 2013.
The Technical Assistance Manual for Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act has a trove of helpful information for employers, including comprehensive information about nondiscrimination in the hiring process. For example, the Manual instructs that employers may not ask the following questions in employment applications or during job interviews: Have you ever had or… Continue reading Questions NOT to ask of Job Applicants
Check out two recent Employer Advice Columns from the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries on calculating overtime for salaried non-exempt employees. cms.oregon.gov/boli/TA/docs/TA_Col_08-21-12_Overtime_2.pdf cms.oregon.gov/boli/TA/docs/TA_Col_08-28-12_Overtime_3.pdf
In EEOC v. Fry’s Electronics, the EEOC sued Fry’s for terminating a supervisor who reported that one of his employees was being harassed by their manager. The manager sent the employee sexually explicit text messages, and the supervisor followed Fry’s procedures by reporting the harassment to Fry’s legal department. Both the supervisor and employee were… Continue reading “Sexting” and Retaliation Costs Fry’s Electronics $2.3 Million Dollars