The conventional wisdom says that there are distinct challenges in managing Millennials (or Generation Y), defined as individuals between the ages of 18 and 32.  The most common complaints from managers attribute a misplaced sense of entitlement, lack of loyalty, and inadequate communication skills to Millennials.  The challenge for managers in the current workforce is…

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Category: Age Discrimination,

On October 15, the Supreme Court dismissed the writ of certiorari it granted in Madigan v. Levin as improvidently granted.  We had mixed feelings about the case, as it had the potential to limit the relief available under Section 1983 and the U.S. Constitution for state and local government employees complaining of age discrimination or to…

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In 2007, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg infamously told participants at a startup conference that younger is better.  “I want to stress the importance of being young and technical,” he stated. “Young people are just smarter.  Why are most chess masters under 30? I don’t know.”  It seems that many in the technology industry took Zuckerberg’s…

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