Employment Law

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Good Reason to Kill #41: Employee of the Month

It's an old story, really: boy believes he should be Employee of the Month, girl is chosen instead, boy and girl argue, boy shoots girl's car. It still seems worth mentioning, though. According to CBS Miami, a Broward County man was…


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Of Course the Dress Code Does Not Apply to the Savior

Partners can usually get away with violating a dress code, as long as they aren't being too outrageous. This is especially true of senior partners, and if the senior partner in question is also the Savior, well, He could wear…


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Officer Who Pepper-Sprayed UC Davis Students Is Awarded $38,000

Here’s a question for you: Of those involved in the incident below— —who would you say should receive more money as a result? the student being sprayed in the face the police officer spraying her all the students should get…


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Allegedly Handsy Mayor of San Diego May Resign Friday

The San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting that Mayor Bob Filner may resign on Friday as part of a proposed settlement of a sexual-harassment lawsuit against him and the city. As you may recall, more and more women have come forward to…




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No, You Can’t Force Your Employees to Be Scientologists

So says the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in this press release, describing a lawsuit it filed today (May 9) against a Miami company. According to the EEOC, the company required employees to take Scientology courses and engage in a variety…




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Costa Concordia’s Captain Sues for Wrongful Termination

I don't know much about employment law, but I do know this: If you're the captain of a cruise ship and this happens: … you probably can't complain too much about getting fired. Which has not stopped the ex-captain of…