Employment Law: Even a Selfie Can Be Protected by the NLRA

Why it matters A worker who violated her employer’s no cellphone use and disloyalty policies by taking selfies with coworkers that were posted online with a comment that she was “working like an [sic] slave” was terminated in violation of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), an administrative law judge recently determined. The Tinley Park…

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EEOC to Probe Workplace Harassment at Jan. 14 Meeting

Press Release – January 7, 2015 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a meeting on Wed., Jan. 14, at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern Time), at agency headquarters, 131 M Street, N.E., Washington D.C. In accordance with the Sunshine Act, the open session of the meeting will be open to public observation…

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Updating Our Understanding of the FMLA – An Employers’ Legal Perspective

In employment law, a very hot topic continues to be the issues surrounding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) which entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee…

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