Category Archives: Age

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. In Langenbach v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the court … Continue reading

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President Obama Signs Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order

Last week, President Obama signed the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order,” which requires prospective federal contractors seeking contracts over $500,000 to disclose any labor and employment law violations within the past three years including any violations of federal … Continue reading

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The $80,000 Secret – The Importance of Confidentiality Clauses

When a 69 year old former school headmaster’s contract wasn’t renewed he filed a claim for age discrimination. The school, Gulliver Preparatory School, decided to settle this lawsuit and in the settlement included a confidentiality agreement. While there are several … Continue reading

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Recent Federal Case Underscores the Importance of Supervisory Training

A recent decision of our federal appellate court serves as a reminder that supervisors are the company’s first line of defense and, therefore, underscores the importance of investing in adequate supervisory training.   In Acevedo-Parrilla, et al. v. Novartis Ex-Lax, Inc., … Continue reading

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