As shelter-in-place restrictions are being modified or lifted altogether, employers are facing the challenge of employees returning to the workplace. Managing performance, in the best of times, is often difficult and it will be especially challenging as employees return to work in the time of COVID-19. One thing is certain: this will not be business…

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HK Partner John Baum addresses the subject of telecommuting policies in an article in the Daily Journal. You can see the article here.

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HK Partner John Baum addresses how employers can learn from the world of professional sports as it pertains to employment law on Human Resource Executive Online. The article can be found here.

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Number 38:  The Supreme Court Defines “Supervisor” for Employer Liability In hostile environment harassment cases under Title VII, an employer’s liability for the conduct of its employees depends on whether a supervisor or an individual contributor commits the wrongful acts.  If a supervisor engages in the wrongful conduct, then in most cases the employer is…

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Category: EEO, Sexual Harassment,

Number 4:  In 1991, Congress Broadens the Law By the late 1980’s, the legal battles concerning employment discrimination had become increasingly mature and several cases had been decided by the United States Supreme Court favorable to employers.  In the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Congress overruled several of those decisions and further expanded discrimination laws…

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Category: EEO,