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Pier Sixty days before a union vote had a supervisor admonished a group of employees for ‘chitchatting’ during working an event.  On a break a few minutes later employee Perez took this admonishment as being disrespectful and took to Facebook to rant. READ MORE >>

On a recent blog we posted about Texas Roadhouse's EEOC suit against them.  The Texas Roadhouse chain of restaurants had in 2011 396 locations and 40,000 employees and was subject to an EEOC suit filed in 2011 over age discrimination.  Some of the documentation by the EEOC used at trial involved Post-It Notes attached to job applications. READ MORE >>

Kimberly Hively, an open Lesbian, began teaching as a part time, adjunct professor at Ivy Tech Community College in 2000. Over many years she applied and was denied for many full time teaching positions.  In 2014, her part time contract was terminated with the College. READ MORE >>

A Swedish startup, Epicenteris, is implanting chips in its employees.  This is currently done on a voluntary basis.  But the possibilities are exciting and terrifying at the same time.    The current chip version allows employees to open doors, gain access to company computer systems and also purchase smoothies. READ MORE >>

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has indicated that it will triple its I-9 audits this year.  When ICE audits your I-9 forms, they may assess civil financial penalties for mistakes made in completing I-9 forms. READ MORE >>

We have blogged about being careful what you Tweet, Blog and Post.   It appears that we left off a low tech method to get you in as much, if not more trouble.  The Texas Roadhouse chain of restaurants had in 2011 396 locations and 40,000 employees and is subject to an EEOC suit filed in 2011 over age discrimination. READ MORE >>

A Microsoft security engineer, uploaded four explicit pictures of minors involved in sexual acts to the engineer’s personal OneDrive Account, a cloud based storage facility.  Microsoft alerted the authorities, but it’s unclear if the company knew that it was its own employee. READ MORE >>

Last week we discussed the case of Christ Academy v. Hermes Sargent Bates and learned the many risks of having an underinsured client. (You can read the post here if you missed it.) Many employers think they are not at risk of a discrimination lawsuit because their employees “would never do that. READ MORE >>

Defense attorneys who successfully defended a private school against sex discrimination claims are now defending themselves against a malpractice claim filed by their former client.  The Christ Academy claims its attorneys were “negligent and deceptive in defending the scho... READ MORE >>

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