Over the past decade or so, more and more employers have purchased employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) through their agents. In general, EPLI provides employers with coverage, usually for both defense costs and damages potentially awarded in cases involving claims of discrimination or harassment by employees, overtime, and other allegedly unfair employment practices. At first
Legal Warning to Employers: Don’t be too Quick to “Friend” Your Employees on Facebook!
By Dan Ballintine on
Posted in Best Practices, General Matters, Harassment
In the face of the ever-evolving world of social media, employers face a myriad of challenging issues relating to their employees’ use of their own, personal sites, such as Facebook and blogs. These issues include how to handle employees who post information about the employer, how to deal with employees who use sites to harass…
By Dayle Nolan on
Posted in Labor Law
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is leading the fight with 18 States’ Attorney Generals (AGs) to ask the federal government to ban employers from utilizing non-competition provisions with most employees. According to Ellison and the other AGs, such provisions constitute an “abusive practice,” especially with respect to “low wage” employees. In their opinion, such provisions…