No question, look forward to a paid vacation and often return refreshed and recharged. That shows in their work. Paid mission leave, in our experience, is even better. Why?
Silicon Valley has faced a recent spate of wage gap lawsuits, but will that trend make it to the Petro Metro? The US Department of Labor has launched lawsuits against Google, Oracle and Palantir – to name a few. Check out the latest courtroom drama from the Google lawsuit here.
It happened. The first federal appellate court just ruled that Title VII prohibits discrimination because of an employee’s sexual orientation. Check out the opinion from the 7th Circuit, which covers Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, here. That paves the way for SCOTUS to take up the issue.
It’s a bigger deal than you may think.
Employers with operations spread across several states often like to centralize all dispute resolution with employees in a single state – say, where their corporate headquarters is based. It can trim legal defense costs and hedge against a runaway jury. We’ve written about it several times before (cost-effective dispute resolution systems, forum selection and venue selection). But don’t count on every state to respect what the employer and employee agree to. The Golden State now won’t.
Accommodating an employee’s mental health condition often challenges employers. The EEOC recently offered guidance for employees who have a mental health condition under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”). Employers take note. The EEOC (and private plaintiff’s counsel) may hold employers to its guidance.