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Does Your Company’s Employment Agreements Limit Employment Claims?

Employers often overlook the opportunity to limit liability against their business when it comes to employment agreements. And one of the most common ways in which a business can limit its liability is through a contractual limitations period. A recent Michigan Court of Appeals highlights this point. Specifically, a shortened limitation period in an employer’s … Continue Reading

A New Day for Pregnant Employee Workplace Accommodations – Understanding the New Framework

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court issued the much anticipated opinion in a pregnancy discrimination claim, Young v . United Parcel Service. For context, the claim in Young v UPS arose under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). The PDA was added to Title VII (the gold-standard in terms of civil rights law prohibiting workplace discrimination) to … Continue Reading

Playing with the Cards Your Dealt Is Critical to Resolving Employment Discrimination Claims

One of the most frustrating aspects for any employer defending a claim of employment discrimination is that you’re stuck with the cards dealt to you. That is to say, you employers and their lawyers can’t pick the facts. And sometimes no matter what legal defenses you think your company has when it comes to defending … Continue Reading

Marissa Mayer’s Pregnancy: An Interesting Window into Women, Pregnancy, and the Workplace

Marissa Mayer was recently named the new CEO of Yahoo. She is a former vice-president of Google who has amassed plenty of professional accolades and otherwise seems to be really smart (I love this interview she gave to Fast Co., especially point No. 7).  But I found it more interesting that news outlets mostly bypassed leading with her … Continue Reading
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