Human Resources News & Insights

The most twisted list of holiday party fouls you’ll read this year

OK. It’s time for the annual holiday party no-no story — the one where we run down all the bad things that might get employers in legal trouble during a get-together that’s supposed to celebrate the season and raise morale. Except, we’re going to turn the entire concept on its head.

3 costly mistakes that could be lurking in your documentation

It’s not always what’s missing from employee documentation that could get you in trouble. It’s also what may already be in your documentation that could land you on the wrong end of a lawsuit. 

EEOC issues 2017 enforcement plan: 6 areas it’s targeting next

The EEOC just issued its second-ever Strategic Enforcement Plan. This is a big deal. Here’s why. 

Supreme Court gives workers a little more room to sue you

The Supreme Court’s latest ruling isn’t going to make a lot of employers happy. 

EEOC’s new retaliation guidance should concern you – and here’s why

It’s about to get easier for employees to cry “retaliation!” 

Ignoring discrimination complaints costs how much? This firm’s out $4M

Discrimination is not something you want to go ignored, especially if you have a large workforce. Here’s a great example of why managers can’t let complaints slide to the back burner. 

EEOC task force identifies 6 tactics to curb harassment

For nearly a year now, a task force created by the EEOC has been charged with finding the best ways to stymie harassment of all types in the workplace — and its efforts are starting to bear fruit. 

One unbelievable NLRB ruling: Racist comments protected

This ruling’s going to scare the pants off a lot of employers — and it should.

How will EEOC’s digital reboot affect discrimination, harassment claims?

Does the EEOC have your email address? It’s going to want it. 

Meet the trendy new lawsuit employers are getting slapped with

Regardless of what you think of lawyers on a personal level, you’ve got to admit: They’re a clever bunch. When they see a legal tactic that works, they ride it until the wheels fall off.