Daily Archives: June 4, 2015

Security in Bars, Taverns, And Nightclubs – It’s Not Just the Guards

In many parts of countries around the world, the neighborhood bar provides a location for friends to gather. Taverns offer patrons a place to drink and dine. Night clubs offer a high energy atmosphere that combines dancing and the consumption of alcohol. Hotels, motels, and entertainment complexes often contain bars, taverns, and nightclubs. For the ...
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Deep-Fried Discrimination Claim: Lisa T. Jackson v. Paula Deen, et al.

The whole country watched as celebrity chef Paula Deen was roasted over the lawsuit filed by a former general manager of a Deen-affiliated restaurant. Now that the media storm is starting to fade, what lessons can employers and human resources professionals learn from what happened? Keep reading for a recipe to keep you “out of the frying pan” ...
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When is a Union Not a Union? When It’s a “Worker Center”

When the word union is thrown around everyone seems to cringe. Steve Bernstein walks us through the ins and outs of what “worker centers”  concept. The fast-food industry has fallen prey to coordinated demonstrations by a number of loosely affiliated groups, rallying around wages, benefits and other conditions. The strategy invoked by these so-called “worker centers ” (or ...
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Can an Anonymous Tip Result in a Legal DUI Traffic Stop?

The Gist One of the primary concerns of law enforcement generally, and state alcohol regulators in particular, is the war on drunk driving. Many law-related initiatives have been adopted over the years to fight the scourge of drunk driving. Over 20 years ago, the state-by-state campaign to lower the official Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) threshold used to determine ...
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Managerial Exemption and Class Actions

On March 20, 2013 a California Appellate court reinforced the fact that employees who attempt to certify class actions claims of “misclassification” of exempt employees (and related meal- and rest-period claims) face an uphill battle. William Dailey v. Sears, Roebuck and Company. Background Sears operates several auto centers throughout the San Diego area. The auto centers ...
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Love is in the Air: Workplace Romance Policies

Ria Chattergoon of Fisher & Phillips recently published an article titled “Love is in the Air” in our partner publication In the Mix. In this piece, she discusses some factors that lead to romantic attraction between employees, and the steps companies should take to ensure a relationship won’t end in litigation. Read More (Page 34)!
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Risk Management vs. Big Brother

Craig Banikowski takes a look at the fine line between risk management and an overbearing and potentially privacy invading way of managing traveling employees. Read below for a look at useful tips to maintain safety from a close but reasonable distance. As travel professionals working in the aftermath of 9/11, the 2004 Madrid train bombings, ...
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