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Independent contractor or employee? Know the difference.

Contractor positions are becoming increasingly frequent in the "gig" workplace. Hiring independent contractors instead of employees offers significant benefits to a company, including saving money on employment taxes, employee benefits, and workers' compensation insurance coverage. A company may have contractors and employees working alongside each other. Sometimes the distinction between...

Without hard evidence, how is workplace discrimination proven?

Allegations of discrimination in the workplace persist, from age discrimination to racial bias. But what is required to turn an accusation into a successful lawsuit? Particularly if the plaintiff has no concrete evidence to support her claim of discriminatory behavior, how does a lawsuit result in anything more than conflicting...

Kentucky rejects mandatory arbitration in employment contracts

In May, the U.S. Supreme Court held that employers, under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), can force employees to sign arbitration agreements that prohibit employees from pursuing class actions and collective actions against the employer. In other words, employers can force employees to give up their rights to file legitimate...

Barnes & Noble: Former CEO was ousted for sexual harassment

Investigating a workplace sexual harassment claim is almost invariably messy. In many cases, only the alleged victim and perpetrator were present during the events and, ultimately, the situation may come down to the credibility of the parties. That seems to be the case in the recent ouster of Demos Parneros,...

Study finds backlash against men who stand up for others at work

As part of the #MeToo movement, a lot of people have been sharing stories about sexual harassment and gender discrimination they have experienced in the workplace. From that discussion will come a general sense of the severity of the problem and, a lot of people hope, some solutions. One possible...

Retaliation Claims May Proceed Even When an Underlying Discrimination Claim is Unsuccessful or Unavailable

When an employee submits a claim or complaint of discrimination or harassment in good faith, it is illegal, under both Kentucky and federal law, for the employer to retaliate against the employee. However, can an employee who has suffered retaliation successfully sue even if her underlying claim for discrimination isn’t...

Mandatory Arbitration Agreements Don't Always Preclude Defective Product Lawsuits

You probably heard about the problems cellular phone maker Samsung experienced several years ago. The company's Galaxy S7 Edge phone had an alleged manufacturing defect, causing it to spontaneously combust. The phones have since been recalled from the market. Nonetheless, the legal battles following the fallout are ongoing. In today's...

Five Tips for Effective Sexual Harassment Training

You’ve probably held sexual harassment training at your company. What was the outcome? Did it reduce improper behavior in your workplace? Did it change your company’s culture? Did it even hold your employees’ attention? Far too often, the answer is no. Many sexual harassment trainings seem to exist merely to...

Do you have a policy on Airbnb for business travel?

In the "sharing economy," people contract with facilitators like Lyft and Airbnb to provide services like rides and lodgings. In many cases, the sharing economy can be less costly than, say, taxis and hotels. Employers are strongly encouraged to draft and disseminate a policy that addresses these alternative travel arrangements...
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