Navy’s Blue Angels Commander Reprimanded for Supporting Hostile Work Environment

According to published reports, the former commander of the celebrated Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron, a group often thought of as the face of the Navy, was recently reprimanded after an investigation indicated he failed to stop sexual harassment and condoned and participated in other inappropriate workplace behavior. The 63-page investigative report released by the… More

Top Seven Laws Every Employer Should Know*

1.  Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)- In brief, Title VII bars certain employers from discriminating against employees, former employees, or applicants for employment based on race, color, national origin, religion or sex (including gender and pregnancy). Title VII also prohibits harassment and retaliation based on the same protected characteristics…. More

ELLA – the Employment Law Audit

As our blog reminds, it can be pretty tough to keep up with all of the employment and labor laws.  My friend and colleague Ronald Adler recently published the 10th edition of ELLA — the Employment-Labor Law Audit. ELLA is an audit application that presents the user with a variety of questions to help identify weaknesses… More

Lowe’s Takes a Blow with Seven Figure Settlement of Independent Contractor Misclassification Suit

Lowe’s Home Centers agreed to a maximum settlement amount of $6,500,000 plus an additional 25% for attorneys’ fees to settle a class action suit brought by its installation contractors alleging they were misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees. Lowe’s, which offers contractors to install products purchased at its stores in customers’ homes, classified these… More