Monthly Archives: July 2010

Friday updates on prior topics: ADA turns 20, nursing mothers and male on male harassment

  Americans With Disabilities Act Turns 20 This week marks the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act. According to the Washington Post, the EEOC released a report indicating that “workers with targeted disabilities – including deafness, blindness, missing extremities, mental retardation, and partial and complete paralysis – represent less than 1% ofRead More

2nd Circuit finds pharmaceutical reps are entitled to overtime

Recently, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, which governs New York, Connecticut and Vermont, found that pharmaceutical reps employed by Novartis are not exempt under the FLSA and are entitled to overtime for any hours worked exceeding 40 in a week.  The court, on the same day, ruled against Schering on the same issue.  TheRead More

Social media update: The stories keep coming in

Social networking sites continue to cause problems for many employees, including attorneys.  In a recent article entitled “Lawyers “step in it” Through Social Media Incompetence”, a number of stories are discussed concerning lawyers who have found themselves in trouble through the use of social media.  These include a North Carolina Judge who was reprimanded for “friending”Read More

EEOC remains active in Alabama and other new developments

The EEOC announced another large settlement involving a large Alabama company.  The EEOC issued a press release on July 1 announcing a $100,000 settlement with McGriff Industries, a Cullman company, to settle a racial harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the EEOC.  According to the EEOC, "certain employees and managers in the Cullman facility routinely  usedRead More