Microsoft Makes Broad Changes To Workplace Investigations

Microsoft’s action plan to address workplace investigations into complaints of harassment and discrimination was announced on April 15 after reports of employee concerns surfaced in the public. Microsoft’s response follows the similar pattern we have...

New DOL Guidance Requires Immediate FMLA Designation

On March 14, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued an opinion letter clarifying the issue of when leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) must be so designated. DOL Opinion...

Are You Prepared To Handle The #MeToo Movement In Your Workplace?

Months into the #MeToo movement, daily reports of high-profile sexual harassment complaints have led to a new question - are employers prepared to handle a harassment complaint?  Recent spotlights on failed investigations, inadequate employer responses,...

Updating Your Handbook – Grooming and Professional Appearance Standards

Adequate hygiene and professional appearance of employees is important to most employers. Many handbooks address standards surrounding hygiene and dress; however, employers may benefit from taking recent case examples into account when setting these standards....