Discrimination

President Trump and #MeToo: Big Hitters on Arbitration Class Waivers

President Trump and #MeToo: Big Hitters on Arbitration Class Waivers

Alan Bush is a freelance contributor for Texas Lawyer. His latest article, “Big Hitters on Arbitration Class Waivers” appeared in the August print issue.

Both President Trump and #MeToo have had a huge impact on arbitration class waivers – which can make employee class lawsuits go extinct. Here’s what Alan had to say about it:

HR Arbitration and Eggs: Ditching the Bad Rap

HR Arbitration and Eggs: Ditching the Bad Rap

Eggs got a bad rap as cholesterol-soaked death-bombs. Researchers later realized that cholesterol wasn’t so bad for you after all, but the real problem was the greasy bacon and sausage often served with eggs. The eggs weren’t the issue; the pairing with fatty pork was.

HR Legal Needs Heart: Texas Lawyer

HR Legal Needs Heart: Texas Lawyer

Alan Bush is a freelance contributor for Texas Lawyer. His latest article, “HR Legal Needs Heart” appeared in the In-House Focus section on September 1, 2017.

HR legal needs more than a good head on its shoulders – it needs a good heart in its chest. Here’s what Alan had to say about it:

Reason #116 to Have Solid Leave Policies: FMLA Leave

Reason #116 to Have Solid Leave Policies: FMLA Leave

Disciplining an employee who’s on FMLA leave is like walking on holy ground. You’re always a little scared. But don’t fear: Employers can normally expect employees to live by company policy when they ask for leave. An employee who doesn’t has some explaining to do.

Silicon Valley Wage Gap Lawsuits to Visit the Petro Metro?

Silicon Valley Wage Gap Lawsuits to Visit the Petro Metro?

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.

7th Circuit Rules That Title VII Covers Sexual Orientation: It’s Bigger Than You Think

7th Circuit Rules That Title VII Covers Sexual Orientation: It’s Bigger Than You Think

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.