Number 50: What Happens When a Boss “Likes” An Employee a Little Too Much? As we conclude this 50 For 50 series, we look to the future of employment law.  As we see it, the biggest change in the workplace has been the emergence of social media.  According to recent surveys, nearly three-quarters of American…

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Category: EEO, Social Media,

Number 30: An Employer’s Honest Belief A Surefire Defense?  Not Always  Proving discrimination – or the absence of it – is a tricky proposition at its core and there can be more twists and turns than a roller coaster.  What happens when an employee is fired for both legitimate and discriminatory reasons?  What about when…

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Category: EEO,

Number 13: Equal Pay Gets A Boost In The Obama Administration The Equal Pay Act, which mandates equal pay between the sexes for equal work, actually became law before Title VII, in 1963.   While EPA claims often accompanied Title VII sex discrimination claims, there were some significant limitations in the law.

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Category: EEO,

On April 22, 2014, in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action et al. (No. 12–682), the Supreme Court upheld a Michigan law that bans public colleges and universities, community colleges and school districts from offering preferential treatment to any individual based on their race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the context of…

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Category: Higher Education,

A recent amendment to the California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003 (“CalOPPA”) will require certain owners and operators of commercial websites and online service providers to change their posted privacy policies to include additional information.  CalOPPA requires certain owners and operators to conspicuously post their privacy policies related to the collection of personally identifiable information (“PII”)…

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Category: Privacy Rights,