Employment Law


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…





Wells Fargo Fires Man for Stealing a Dime 49 Years Ago

Oh, Wells Fargo. And here I had decided that you were the least evil member of the banking family. You might still be—which is not saying much—but this is pretty bad. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage fired Richard Eggers in July,…


The Two-Million-Dollar Moon

I believe it was Confucius who said: He who would moon a superior should first consider whether his profit-sharing plan has vested, but whoever said it, those were words of wisdom. The plaintiff in Selch v. Columbia Management ignored them in…



UPDATED: Court Declares Brewing Beer an “Essential Service”

Beer is essential, of course, but in this case the question was whether brewing it is an "essential service" that could justify preventing brewery workers from going on strike. According to the Telegraph, a Lithuanian court ruled earlier this month that…