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Shades of Gray: Free Speech in the Workplace Can Be a Thorny Topic

Recent high-profile issues around free speech in the workplace — from the NFL’s new national-anthem policy to ABC’s blackballing of Roseanne Barr — have elicited much debate in the public square, with the point often made that private-sector employees hav…
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/newsletters/shades-gray-free-speech-workplace-can-be-thorny-topic/

The Benefits and Pitfalls of the Employee Handbook

"Most companies, especially larger ones, have employee handbooks that detail everything from vacation time to reasons for termination. Yet, too many are content to draft a handbook and shelve it for years, never reviewing it for changes in the regulatory …
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/newsletters/benefits-and-pitfalls-employee-handbook/

EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance on National Origin Discrimination

As business owners, upper management and HR professionals are aware, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) is a federal agency responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or employee b…
satisfactory performance that will result in employee discipline.  The EEOC embraces the use of progressive d https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/eeoc-issues-enforcement-guidance-national-origin-discrimination/

Human Resource Law From Start to Finish

On November 16, 2016, Attorney Timothy M. Netkovick presented on a variety of topics including Wage and Hour Law, Workplace Behavior, the Hiring process, and Employee Handbooks.
and Employee Discipline and Termination This was a day https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/human-resource-law-start-finish1/

Human Resource Law From Start to Finish

On November 14, 2016, Attorney Timothy M. Netkovick presented on a variety of topics including Wage and Hour Law, Workplace Behavior, the Hiring process, and Employee Handbooks.
and Employee Discipline and Termination This was a day https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/human-resource-law-start-finish/

EEOC Issued Enforcement Guide on Retaliation and Related Issues

The EEOC recently issued its Enforcement Guide on Retaliation and Related Issues. The Guide incorporates recent court decisions as well as the EEOC's own interpretation of the statutes that it enforces regarding employee retaliation claims. The Guide supe…
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/eeoc-issues-enforcement-guide-retaliation-and-related-issues/

No Excuse for Poor Performance

A recent decision in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals is a good reminder to employers that legal protections from retaliation and discrimination cannot be used to excuse an employee’s poor performance.
sion. If you have any questions regarding employee discipline https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/no-excuse-poor-performance/

Practice Areas

to Know About Managing Employees Effective Employee Discipline and Documentation Conducting an Effective I…atters involving contract interpretation and employee discipline or discharge. The firm also advises it https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/about-us/practice-areas/

When an Employer May Punish Off-Duty Conduct

You may have heard about the Florida police officers who recently faced issues at work for their memberships in the Ku Klux Klan. One officer resigned and the other is facing disciplinary action and possibly termination. This has led many to wonder aloud,…
ined. If you have any questions regarding employee discipline https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/when-employer-may-punish-duty-conduct/

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