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Sixth Circuit Goes Hard on EEOC Background Check Litigation
Remember when a district court rejected the EEOC's use of "race raters" in a disparate impact claim against Kaplan? And discovery revealed that the EEOC itself used the same background checks that it based its lawsuit on? Here's a refresher . For some reaso...
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VeepGeek and Tech Issues
A lot of you probably read the title and thought, "what's VeepGeek?" That's @VeepGeek - aka the Twitter handle for Angie Singer Keating, CEO of Reclamere - Data Security Experts  in Tyrone, PA (Lawffice Space fun fact: my father grew up in Tyrone). Angie se...
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Fired for What!? - Topless McDonald's Rampage
Have you ever seen a woman wearing nothing but a thong trash a McDonald's? Probably not . . . until now. Feel free to check out the video (censored for your protection) here . Wanna guess who got fired? Yup, the McDonald's employees who leaked the surveilla...
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Coming Today: Obama "Equal Pay" Executive Orders
President Obama is expected to sign two executive orders designed to combat wage inequality today. Based on reports ( Washington Post ,   U.S. News , Huffington Post , and more), the two executive orders will generally provide that: Federal contractors can ...
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3d Cir. Provides "Temporal Proximity" Retaliation Analysis
The Third Circuit recently released a non-precedential Title VII (and PHRA and 1981) retaliation opinion in Blakney v. City of Philadelphia . The Court provided a succinct rundown of temporal proximity precedent involving two major issues. First, how close ...
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What conduct prompts a $2 million same-sex harassment settlement?
What in the world does an employer have to do to find itself in a position where signing a $2 million settlement is its best option!? Well, according to this EEOC press release : The EEOC charged a former lot manager, James Gallegos, under the direction of ...
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Northwestern's Appeal to NLRB on Football Union
Last week, Northwestern sought review of the NLRB Regional Director's decision that the Northwestern football team could vote on unionization. A few of you have asked me about the brief, so here it is - a fifty-pager ! Northwestern really came out swinging ...
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Update: Obama's "Equal Pay" Orders Now Available
As I blogged yesterday, President Obama issued orders addressing "equal pay" issues yesterday . I incorrectly stated that they would both be executive orders. There is actually one executive order, Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of Compensation Information ...
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Fired for What!? - Dumping a Body in a Dumpster
A housing complex clerk took a smoke break and noticed a mannequin lying outside. He assumed it was some kind of April Fools' Day prank and went back inside. Later, he enlisted the help of the paperboy and his mom to take the mannequin and throw it in the d...
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April Fool's Day Prank Gone Bad
The Internet was filled with April Fool's Day jokes yesterday. Like this one from Onward State: The headline is Pitt Graduate Finds Employment, Success in Life . . . the article is two words: "Just kidding." Zing! I'm glad the Penn State-Pitt rivalry is ali...
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The latest (not necessarily greatest) case law, statutory law, and current events from the world of employment law. Published by Philip Miles, an attorney in McQuaide Blasko's Labor and Employment Law Practice Group in State College, PA.