Employment Law Lookout

By Christopher Im and Sharisse R. Deal

Seyfarth Synopsis: Private employers can face competing obligations when it comes to responding to employees’ expressive conduct. Employee rights may collide with employer obligations to maintain a safe and harassment-free work environment, not to mention the employer’s interest in maintaining productivity and avoiding adverse publicity. Here are

Compliance Concept on İnterface Touch ScreenThe Employment Law Lookout is taking a holiday break this week, but will resume delivering insightful discourse and updates on the day’s most pressing workplace issues next week.

In the meantime, we want to wish all of our readers, contributors, and editors a safe and happy (and warm) holiday season.  We hope you are able

By Michael Wahlander

Seyfarth Synopsis: Within the last few years, the California Legislature has amended laws related to an employee’s right to inspect personnel records, intending to ensure employees have access to those records. Since then, employers have seen more such requests, claims made before the Labor Commissioner, and even lawsuits over production of

By Matthew J. Gagnon, Christopher J. DeGroff, and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Seyfarth Synopsis: With the end of another EEOC fiscal year employers look with anticipation to what the year-end trends can tell us about the sometimes elusive EEOC litigation agenda. In years past, the EEOC has engaged in a “filing frenzy,” with

By Ming Henderson

In the last five years, with the development of information technology and mobile devices, the distinction between being “at work” and “off work” has been profoundly altered.

Working time is no longer confined to being in an office and working days are both more intense and infinitely extendable, making monitoring working time

By Megha J. Charalambides

Seyfarth Synopsis: A federal judge has allowed a discrimination lawsuit to proceed against the Archdiocese of Chicago. The plaintiff alleges that his engagement to another man resulted in his termination.  The church sought to dismiss the case under the ministerial exception doctrine.  The District Court ruled that the ministerial exception, as

Seyfarth Synopsis: Members of the Pay Equity Group are hosting an in-person discussion June 22nd to help employers stay ahead of this trend.

As you have likely gathered with the plethora of recent media coverage, pay equity presents one of the fastest moving issues in the employment law landscape.

Politicians have added the “Pay Gap”