Posts by: Angela Snyder, Esq.

When Is a Gun An Appropriate Gift for Your Employees?

November 15, 2018 |

If you said never, BenShot may not be the right employer for you. The company’s owner, Ben Wolfgram gave all full-time employees a gun for Christmas.  He said the gift idea is part of an effort to promote personal safety and team building. Although at least two employees initially declined the gift, they are apparently […]

Notorious RBG and An Election Run-down

November 8, 2018 |

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court issued the Court’s first opinion for the new year.  The opinion was authored by Justice Ginsburg and involved the Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA).  The decision reconciled lower court disagreement as to whether the law applies to any government units or only those with 20 or more employees.  […]

The Data Is In: Sexual Harassment Lawsuits Are Up

November 1, 2018 |

Given the intense media focus on the #MeToo movement, it should probably come as no surprise that sexual harassment lawsuits are on the rise.  The EEOC recently released the following preliminary date for FY 2018: The EEOC filed 66 harassment lawsuits, including 41 that included allegations of sexual harassment. That reflects more than a 50 […]

That’s Not a Background Check…Or Is It?

October 25, 2018 |

A client recently called me because they wanted to terminate of an employee who had been less than truthful about her prior employment history.  The discussion quickly turned to how they obtained the information, and why they were looking for it. This is important because there are several different state and federal laws that explicitly […]

“America First” Meet the EEOC

October 18, 2018 |

Back in August, we blogged about some new California regulations codifying the EEOC’s longstanding guidance related to English-only workplace rules.  But, a recent EEOC lawsuit shows that these policies are proving problematic for employers well beyond California’s borders. According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, a plant manager at Porous Materials, Inc. (PMI) refused to allow employees […]

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