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December 2019 Archives

EEOC, Uber Settle Sexual Harassment Claims In $4.4-Million Deal

In 2017, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) found reasonable cause to believe that Uber Technologies allowed a culture of sexual harassment, along with retaliation against people who complained.

NLRB Rules McDonald's Is Not Responsible For Franchisee Actions

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the agency that enforces some aspects of U.S. labor law, has told a federal administrative law judge to move forward with the approval of a settlement in a longstanding case against McDonald's. Union workers had sued McDonald's after numerous franchises were accused of labor law violations.

House, Senate Agree To Offer Federal Workers Paid Parental Leave

The annual National Defense Authorization Act will contain a provision giving federal employees up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave to care for a new or sick child. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced an agreement between the House and Senate to include the paid parental leave provision in the bill, which is considered a must-pass bill. Schumer called the agreement a "real breakthrough for families."

Limiting Potential Liability From Your Office Holiday Party

Everyone enjoys a good holiday party. It's a way to show your staff that you appreciate their hard work this year and to get everyone revved up for next year. Yet sometimes, things get out of hand. Certain poor choices could mean liability for your business.

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