With the release of President Trump’s 2019 fiscal year budget proposal on Monday, we have a better outline of the White House’s paid family leave plan. This plan was mentioned specifically in the President’s State of the Union Address last month, and now explicitly in the budget proposal. What It Is: The White House proposes […]
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On Tuesday, tech giant Microsoft threw its support behind the bipartisan Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act (“EFASHA”), which was introduced in both the House and Senate earlier this month. If EFASHA is enacted, it will not just be a game-changer – it will be a world-changer for companies using employee arbitration agreements. EFASHA […]
It started with Harvey. And it hasn’t slowed down. The fallout has been wide-ranging, from execs in Hollywood to politicians in DC. Kevin Spacey, Charlie Rose, John Conyers, and Matt Lauer are just a few of the individuals who have had their careers altered by allegations of improper sexual conduct. Women across America have been […]
In November 2016, I wrote in this blog about Guidance issued by the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) (collectively the “Agencies”), concerning the application of the antitrust laws to hiring practices. Although, often not fully appreciated by human resource professionals, the companies for whom they work […]
It’s been one month since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Rockport, but most companies are just now fully appreciating the after-effects. Some companies still haven’t reopened, and many more have had to make tough decisions about their workforce. Here are 3 Texas initiatives that HR leaders will be dealing with as work resumes: Emergency Evacuation […]
In the wake of the Charlottesville tragedy, several Twitter crowdsourcers have undertaken to “out” attendees of the “Unite the Right” rally to their employers and the community at large. Some employers have subsequently fired those employees attending the rally. Without any political polemics, let’s discuss whether this is permitted. The Right to Assemble Affords No […]
T-Mobile USA, Inc. v. National Labor Relations Board or the Case of “Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda.” Employers are caught between a rock and a hard place. Courts demand rules for employee conduct, but, when employers oblige and spell out what seem to most to be common sense “I-learned-that-in-kindergarten” rules, they may run into trouble under Section […]
AJ Johnson recently posted on the Energy Blog about the Texas Anti-Slapp Law. Read about it here and learn how it might affect employers.
Unemployment is low and the job market is currently tight. In this environment, talented employees are in high demand. Your best and brightest employees could jump ship for “greener pastures.” If your industry is highly competitive, the loss of talent to a competitor could be a real threat. Assuming you have confidentiality, non-solicitation, and (where legal) non-compete agreements […]