Beau Howard Speaking

Hiring and Onboarding Legal Compliance Methods

On May 15, 2018, our partner Beau Howard spoke at National Business Institute‘s seminar about hiring and onboarding legal compliance, including immigration issues, Form I-9 compliance, how to use e-verify, proper use of background checks, and how to structure applications and interviews to avoid liability. You can review the slide deck from the presentation below. Mr. […]

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James Damore's Jerry Maguire Moment

Should Google Have Fired James Damore for His Echo Chamber Memo?

IfyousomehowmissedthebrouhahacausedbyGoogleEngineerJamesDamore’sEchoChamberMemo, you are living under a rock. Google’s CEO cut his vacation short to address the maelstrom, and Even Anita Hill has come out of the woodwork to encourage women to sue their tech employers. Google’s decision to fire Damore over the Echo Chamber Memo (linked in its entirety here) raises plenty of questions, but […]

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NSFW Facebook Rant Was Awful, But Not Awful Enough to Justify Firing

In National Labor Relations Board v. Pier Sixty, LLC, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals considered how awful an employee’s conduct must be on Facebook before he or she loses the protection of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA“). In this particular case, in the middle of a union campaign, the employee reacted poorly to […]

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New DOL Rules Prevent Discrimination Based on Gender Identity and Transgender Status

The United States DOL has updated its sex discrimination rules for businesses earning more than $10,000 annually through federal contracts.  The new rule will be published on June 15, 2016, and will take effect August 14, 2016. A link to the final rule can be found here: Final Rule. The rule is meant to bring […]

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