Friday, May 29, 2020

Wimberly Lawson

APPEARANCE DISCRIMINATION: IS IT ILLEGAL?

One’s appearance is not an indication of one’s character or work ethic.  And we have all heard the adage, “Don’t...

The attorney-client privilege for organizations: broader than you think?

It is increasingly common for businesses to use outside consultants, independent contractors and other third-party nonemployees to develop and manage their business....

Sixteen states ask US Supreme Court to clarify Title VII’s prohibition on discrimination “because...

By Jeff Jones Special to the UCBJ Sixteen States, including Tennessee, have filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court asking the Court to review...

DOL opinion letter approves FMLA leave for special education school meetings

On Aug. 8, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor issued opinion letter, FMLA 2019-2-A; which states that parents of...

How to respond to Social Security mismatch letters

Many employers are receiving letters from the Social Security Administration (SSA) requesting correction of employees’ Social Security Numbers. These...

LEGAL: Harassment remains in the headlines

By Jeff Jones Special to the UCBJ Harassment remains in the headlines. In just a two day period in June, the EEOC brought eight separate harassment-based...