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Posts Tagged ‘employment litigation’

A Different Kind of “New Car Smell”

December 08, 2011 by Tamara Lischer

A New Baltimore, Michigan woman is suing the car dealership she purchased her 2006 Ford Expedition from for the “human corpse smell” the car started emitting. She purchased the car from a Ford dealership in March 2010 when the temperature in Michigan was still cold. The rott...

Posted in: Human Resources Management Tags: employment litigation, Failure to disclose, implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing Read More

The Lawsuits are Coming, Get Ready to Pay

April 22, 2011 by Kathryn Carlson

The Cleveland Plain Dealer   reported that over 6,800 private-sector lawsuits were filed nationwide in 2010. The DOL (Department of Labor ), handled about 32,000 wage and hour complaints in 2010, a jump of 33 percent in just two years. The Equal Employment Opportunity ...

Posted in: DOL, Employee Relations Tags: Department of Labor, employment discrimination, employment lawsuits, employment litigation, Employment Practice Liablity Insurance, EPL, HR compliance Read More

How Many Lawsuits Does It Take....

April 06, 2011 by Kathryn Carlson

While "How many lawsuits does it take" does sounds like the beginning of an HR joke, AutoZone isn't laughing. The company has faced multiple employment lawsuits over the past several years and lost all of them, resulting in some very costly verdicts. Most recently, on March...

Posted in: HR: Industry Updates Tags: EEOC, employment lawsuit, employment litigation, hostile work enviroment, HR compliance Read More

Supreme Court now hearing cases that will impact employer and employee relations and employment litigation

October 13, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson

The Supreme Court kicked off its 2010-2011 term last week and has already heard one important employment case and is planning on hearing a number of cases that could have major impact on employer and employee relationships and employment litigation. First up was NASA v. Nel...

Posted in: DOL, Employee Relations, HR: Industry Updates Tags: background investigations, employment case, employment decision, employment litigation, E-Verify, HR compliance Read More

Exempt or Non-Exempt, Don't Teeter-Totter On the Edge of Compliance

September 29, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson

Exempt or non-exempt, or maybe independent contractor- proper classification of employees has many employers teetering on the edge of compliance. With wage and hour law violations already one of the most common causes of employment litigation and regulatory audits the  U.S D...

Posted in: HR: Industry Updates Tags: employee classification, employment litigation, HR best practice, HR compliance, proper classification, wage and hour law Read More

Get Sued- The 5 Most Common Mistakes Employers Make

September 18, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson

Do you want to be sued?  What a silly question, what employer wants to be sued or audited- yet too often employers become involved in employment litigation simply because they failed to follow the most basic HR practices. In conversations with both plaintiff and defendant emp...

Posted in: HR: Industry Updates Tags: disciplining employees, employment discrimination, employment litigation, HR best practice, HR compliance, litigation Read More