Eric.B.Meyer

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You know that scientist in the action movie who has all the right answers if only the government would just pay attention? Eric B. Meyer, Esq. gets companies HR-compliant before the action sequence. Serving clients nationwide, Eric is a Partner at FisherBroyles, LLP, which is the largest full-service, cloud-based law firm in the world, with approximately 210 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Eric is also a volunteer EEOC mediator, a paid private mediator, and publisher of The Employer Handbook (www.TheEmployerHandbook.com), which is pretty much the best employment law blog ever. That, and he's been quoted in the British tabloids. #Bucketlist.

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Articles by Eric B. Meyer

 

 

On the heels of passing the strongest equal pay law in the entire nation, New Jersey has outdone itself.

California, eat your heart out. New Jersey has done it again by passing a new law requiring paid sick leave for employees.

May 5, 2018

 

 

At least she didn’t have too many personal belongings to pack up.

(Too soon?)

TheGrio.com has all the details (here):

February 19, 2018

 

 

 

Remember that time when one your high-level managers walked into Human Resources. And that remorseful high-level manager voluntarily confessed to sexually harassing a subordinate — before the subordinate had even registered a complaint — with an apology so genuine and sincere that you got a little choked up.

Yeah, me neither.

January 3, 2018

 

                                     

For those of you who work in HR, what do you do when you learn that an employee has filed a charge of discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act?

December 7, 2017

 

 

I imagine that, among the reasons that victims fear complaining about sexual harassment, is that spotlight may shine a little too brightly on them.

December 3, 2017

 

 

Suppose that your former employee files a Charge of Discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. After an investigation, the EEOC concludes that there is probable cause that your company violated one or more of the federal anti-discrimination laws that the agency is tasked with enforcing.

October 31, 2017

 

 

Ah yes. We’re going to attempt to put the “human” in HR today.

**clutches icy-cold lawyer heart**

August 29, 2017

 

                                     

 

Don’t have one? Good. You can skip today’s post.

As for the rest of you, say a silent prayer to whatever higher power you believe in, email me a thank you, and read on…

July 31, 2017

 

Nearly four years ago, I blogged here about a complaint that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had filed against a West Virginia coal company. The lawsuit alleged that the employer failed to accommodate an employee who requested not to use a biometric hand scanner to track time and attendance.

June 15, 2017

 

The Beatles lyric is also the opening line from a recent state court opinion about hiring (or not hiring as the case may be) someone who uses medical marijuana. More on that in a bit.

Hiring and Medical Marijuana

June 1, 2017

                   

You say overtime; I say comp time.

April 15, 2017

 


 

 

But, will the EEOC’s bark be louder than its bite?

I’ll discuss service animals and Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations after the jump…

March 8, 2017

  
                          
 

November 28, 2016
 
 
 
With all those notice requirements and certifications and such, it’s easy to get bogged down in the minutia associated with an employee’s request for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
 
October 20, 2016
 
 
On average, organizations gave mothers 41 paid days of maternity leave, compared with 22 paid days of paternity leave for fathers. That statistic comes from 2016 Paid Leave in the Workplace, a survey recently conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management.
 
Does this disparity demonstrate discrimination against men?
 
October 11, 2016

 

       

 

Protected concerted activity is powerful stuff

Like it or not, to a person, we can agree that the rulings flowing from the National Labor Relations Board over the past several years have been largely employee-friendly.

September 13, 2016

 


 

 

A reader emailed me yesterday.

“Hey Eric, Clients are wondering about value of settlement NDAs after ex-Fox News HWE victims go public despite contracts. Your reaction?”

Wait! You mean employees actually violate confidentiality provisions?

I know, right?

August 18, 2016