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Equal Pay:  It is Fundamental

Equal Pay: It is Fundamental

The importance of equal pay just got a shout out in a recent Fifth Circuit case. The money quote is: “Equality of opportunity is fundamental to who we are, and to who we aspire to be, as a nation. Our commitment to this ideal is deeply engrained in our Constitution...

The COVID-19 Vaccines

The COVID-19 Vaccines

With the first vaccines approved to fight the COVID-19 virus, many ask if an employer can require a COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. The answer is complicated.    The first place to look for an answer to this question is the EEOC’s COVID-19 Technical...

Goals Gone Bad

Goals Gone Bad

Most people are ready to see the end of 2020 and are actively looking forward to the new year.  As with any new year, many people will be setting personal and business goals for 2021. I am a firm believer in the importance of setting goals.  Many companies also...

Check Yourself

Check Yourself

This is a strange year.  Normally, I’d be writing a blog that outlines the perils of the office holiday party. Not this year. It is safe to say that the office holiday party will not take place in 2020.  But what will replace it? Zoom holiday parties. Normally, for a...

Stop Joking and Start Leading

Stop Joking and Start Leading

Stop Joking and Start Leading Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen recently stepped into controversy when he made a bad joke about women’s pay. In an on-air conversation with meteorologist Pete Delkus, Delkus complimented Kristen Welker for the excellent job she did...

Blowing the Whistle on Tax Fraud

Blowing the Whistle on Tax Fraud

As the end of the year approaches, many companies proactively work to minimize their tax obligations. However, some companies take tax avoidance too far and move into tax fraud. In 2019, Congress passed a law protecting employees who blow the whistle on tax fraud. In...

Change The Law

Change The Law

If you do not like the law, change the law. Sometimes, badly drafted laws lead to an unjust outcome. When that happens, we need to change the law. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the revered United States Supreme Court justice, died on September 18, 2020. When she died, I...

Top Tips For Employee Complaints

Top Tips For Employee Complaints

There is an art to making a persuasive complaint.  As an employee, if you need to file a complaint with your employer, keep in mind the things you should and should not do. Focus on the goal of your complaint. Your goal should be to make sure your employer can quickly...

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