SUBSCRIBE E-NEWSLETTERS AWARDS COLUMNS MULTIMEDIA CONFERENCES ABOUT US RESEARCH

Employment Law

More Employment Law Articles:

Supreme Cases to Watch
From union dues to the scope of class-action lawsuits, the Supreme Court is set to take on several cases with potentially broad-reaching HR implications in its upcoming term.
More
Dealing with a Shutdown
Managers of federal employees may already be familiar with dealing with workers before and after a government shutdown, but there are some important things to keep in mind as a budget deal either gets brokered or broken in the coming weeks.
More
Confronting Off-site Harassment
Sexual harassment may occur more often in blue-collar environments and in off-site locations where HR enforcement may not be visible, but experts say the more proactive HR is in enforcing sexual-harassment policies and quickly following through on complaints, the better.
More
Health Plan Check-Up: Prepping for 2016
Here are some tips for HR leaders to help their organizations avoid penalties related to the Affordable Care Act's new reporting forms when they become due next year.
More
Gauging the Impact of Browning-Ferris
Employers may need to start re-examining some well-entrenched models -- such as contingent labor -- in light of the recent NLRB "joint-employer" decision.
More
Rethinking Class-Action Requirements
A recent 4th Circuit ruling in South Carolina could influence other courts to ease class-action certification requirements in the future.
More
Should Lawyers Get Overtime?
As the question is debated in court whether lawyers and other "learned professionals" are covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act's rules on overtime pay, experts say the answer could have expensive implications for organizations.
More
The New Mr. Mom
A new survey finds more than half of young new fathers are taking advantage of their employers' parental-leave policies following the birth of a child, but experts say companies need to emphasize to both genders that there is no career disadvantage to making use of such programs.
More
The Curious Question of Cultural Fit
Discussions around cultural fit at an organization can sometimes involve certain euphemisms for what amounts to justifying prejudice, or at least, bias. Wharton experts debate whether cultural fit is simply a qualification for hiring or perhaps a disguise for bias.
More
Balancing Freedoms in the Workplace
A recent lawsuit filed in Michigan raises questions about how an employer can balance employees' religious freedoms with employees' sexual orientations.
More
Discrimination or Common Sense?
A recent appeals court ruling overturning an NLRB decision that favored workers wearing defamatory shirts in the workplace may signal a pushback against the Board's pro-workers agenda, experts say.
More
Get Ready for Quickie NLRB Elections
Here are 10 steps HR leaders should take to ensure their organizations are not caught off-guard by the National Labor Relations Board's new rules on union-election petitions.
More
The ADA at 25
It's now been a quarter century since the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law. Experts discuss the impact the ADA has had in its first 25 years, and how the Act figures to affect employers in the years ahead.
More
What's Your Disability Equality Index Score?
Approximately one in five people in the United States has some form of disability. Now, a new tool can help employers improve the effectiveness of their disability-inclusion practices.
More
Adjusting to the DOL's New Overtime Rules
Experts debate whether the proposed new overtime rules from the Department of Labor will help or hurt the very employees the agency seeks to protect.
More
HR and the Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
After last Friday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that made marriage a fundamental right for same-sex couples, HR and employment-law experts weigh in about how HR may benefit from administrative improvements as well as face new challenges.
More
King v. Burwell: Now the Work Must Continue
The Supreme Court has handed down one of its most momentous decisions affecting employers in years, forcing many companies to move from a "wait-and-see" approach to a "hurry-up" mode when it comes to Affordable Care Act compliance.
More
Spreading Eastward?
A controversial new measure in San Francisco will impose new regulatory burdens on retailers there. But its supporters say it -- and similar measures being debated elsewhere -- are good for employees and for business.
More
< Previous | Next >

Legal Clinic Column

Question: We just completed an internal investigation into allegations of discrimination and found the evidence did not substantiate the claim. Are we required by law to tell the complaining employee -- who keeps asking about the investigation -- sensitive information uncovered by the investigation? If not, is there a best practice for how much information HR should share about an investigation and its results with the complaining employee?
More