End-of-Year Employment Law Considerations

/cdklawyers.com// 12/23/2011 Many companies are scrambling right now to get through the busiest part of the year and to resolve end-of-year financial issues. That said, this time is ideal for a company’s human resources team to review the company’s employment files, policies, and practices and to make changes for the upcoming year.   The human […]

EEOC Ends Fiscal Year on a High Note

/cdklawyers.com// 12/03/2011 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency responsible for enforcing the nation’s anti-discrimination laws, issued a press release following the close of its fiscal year 2011. According to the press release, the EEOC finished its fiscal year with a ten percent decrease in its pending charge inventory. This decrease is the first […]

Hiring an Employment Law Attorney to Conduct Employee Training Sessions

/cdklawyers.com// 01/07/2011 Many companies train employees on key employment policies, such as discrimination and harassment.  These programs are typically designed to both help the employer comply with federal and state employment laws and to prevent harassment and discrimination from occurring.  Equally important, however, if an employer fails to properly train employees on these matters, the […]

’Tis the Season to Go Shopping…and for Employers to Enforce Employment Policies Regarding Internet Use

/cdklawyers.com// 12/01/2010 Many Americans dive into the holiday season with enthusiasm and many also try to complete their online shopping while at work.  Yet employees who shop online while at work not only reduce productivity, but they also put company computers at risk for viruses, spam and other Internet-born ills.  What can an employer do […]

Employers May Need to Implement Social Media Employment Policies

/cdklawyers.com// 11/26/2010 “Social media” refers to online media that facilitates conversations via the Internet and that allows users to share in creating the media’s content.  Social media examples include Facebook and Twitter.  Because social media use has exploded in recent years, employers may need to address its use with specific social media employment policies. A […]

Employment Law Issue: Addressing Short-timers’ Syndrome

/cdklawyers.com// 11/14/2010 A resigning employee typically gives an employer two weeks’ notice.  The employee then uses the notice period to wrap up projects and to answer questions while the employer either hires a replacement or divides the employee’s responsibilities among remaining employees.  But, unfortunately, some employees suffer from “short-timers’ syndrome” and lose any motivation to […]

Employers May Be Held Liable for Sexual Harassment by Non-Employees

/cdklawyers.com// 06/26/2010 Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires certain employers to provide employees with workplaces free from sexual discrimination and harassment.  Most employers recognize that they can be held liable under Title VII for the actions of their employees; however, not all employers realize that they may also be held liable […]

Healthcare Reform Law Contains Provision Requiring Employers to Allow Reasonable Break Time for Nursing Mothers

/cdklawyers.com// 04/13/2010 President Barack Obama recently signed into law a sweeping healthcare reform act, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  This act contains a provision that has received little attention but that may impact employers in meaningful ways.  Section 4207, entitled “Reasonable Break Time for Nursing Mothers,” amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of […]