Paid Sick Leave Requirements Driving you Crazy? You Are Not Alone.

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As we have previously reported, the trend of states and jurisdictions enacting paid sick leave (PSL) requirements continues, posing compliance challenges for multistate employers and employers with employees in a both a city and a state with different PSL requirements.

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So What’s it Going to Cost Me?

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When faced with an employment discrimination, harassment or retaliation claim, often the immediate response is, “We are going to defend ourselves and prove we are right,” followed by, “So what will it cost us if we lose?” This article describes the damages available to a prevailing party under the primary federal employment statutes.

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Term Limits? Stock Options are Not as Flexible as You May Think…

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Even though stock options are a commonly used compensation tool, certain issues, such as whether you must/should limit their terms and, if you do, whether you can make changes to their terms after they have been granted, still catch some employers by surprise.

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Can Hiring Away a Competitor’s Employees Be an Antitrust Problem?

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A senior sales executive for your biggest competitor is looking to jump ship, and wants to join your company. Your management is thrilled.  Not only will your company gain a talented salesperson with industry knowledge and contacts, but you will also be hurting your competitor at the same time.  What a coup!

However, the question crosses your mind, are there any antitrust issues involved in hiring away a competitor’s employees? The answer is:  there can be.  And a little bit of forethought now can save your company a great deal of risk and expense down the line.

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Sixth Circuit Confirms Title VII Protection for Transgender Status and Rejects Religious Belief Defense

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Earlier this month, we discussed the Second Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision concluding that Title VII prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Days later, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (covering Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee) issued a significant Title VII decision of its own when it concluded that a funeral home’s discharge of a transitioning transgender employee also violated Title VII.

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