1. “Legal doctrine evolves.” Those words from the Second Circuit spoke volumes as the Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects against sexual orientation discrimination, overturning their own precedent. The court ruled in favor of a skydiving instructor who claimed he was fired for telling a client he was gay. The ruling reverses a district judge who was bound by precedent to deny the claim, but suggested in his opinion that perhaps it was time for the Appellate court to rethink the issue. Nathaniel Glasser, from Epstein Becker Green, has more.

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  2. Kate Bally from Thomson Reuters is here with some advice on avoiding family responsibilities discrimination, or “FRD”.

    This is a "Tip of the Week" segment from Employment Law This Week® (Episode 106: Week of February 26, 2018), an online series by Epstein Becker Green.

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  3. Sexual misconduct in the C-suite leads to shareholder lawsuits. Last month on this program, you heard that sexual misconduct allegations would start impacting shareholder value and reputation. Now we’ve got a case study in Wynn Resorts. After The Wall Street Journal uncovered multiple sexual misconduct allegations against Casino mogul Steve Wynn, the company’s stock fell nearly 20 percent. Wynn resigned a week later, but the company’s troubles were far from over. The first shareholder lawsuit was filed the day Wynn resigned, and to date three suits by shareholders claim that Wynn and the Board breached their fiduciary duties to the company and its shareholders. Bill Milani, from Epstein Becker Green, has more.

    This is an extended interview from Employment Law This Week® (Episode 106: Week of February 26, 2018), an online series by Epstein Becker Green.

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    (1) Sexual Harassment Allegations Lead to Shareholder Lawsuits - http://bit.ly/2BP130u

    Our top story: Sexual misconduct in the C-suite leads to shareholder lawsuits. Last month on this program, you heard that sexual misconduct allegations would start impacting shareholder value and reputation. Now we’ve got a case study in Wynn Resorts. After The Wall Street Journal uncovered multiple sexual misconduct allegations against Casino mogul Steve Wynn, the company’s stock fell nearly 20 percent. Wynn resigned a week later, but the company’s troubles were far from over. The first shareholder lawsuit was filed the day that Wynn resigned, and, to date, three suits by shareholders claim that Wynn and the Board breached their fiduciary duties to the company and its shareholders. Bill Milani, from Epstein Becker Green, has more:

    “The lessons here are clear. Harm to a company’s reputation and finances, when misconduct is alleged by employees at any level, can be damaging. When those allegations are made regarding senior leaders, regarding the face of the company as with Steve Wynn, as with Harvey Weinstein, the allegations can bring down the company itself. It is crucial that senior leaders, and even board members, be trained as to how to react when they become aware of allegations of sexual harassment or other misconduct by other senior leaders. Legal departments, HR departments, must have in place protocols as to how to respond when such claims are made. It can be difficult where a general counsel, a head of HR, is asked to investigate the face of the company or someone to whom he or she might report. It’s important in those instances that they are prepared to retain an appropriate third party, an outside law firm, to conduct an investigation, to react quickly.”

    For more, read our recent HR Dive article, “Sex Harassment Meets Shareholder Lawsuits”: http://bit.ly/2ojmIpW

    (2) NLRB Invites Comments on Employee Misclassification - http://bit.ly/2FqcCL8

    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is seeking amicus briefs on whether the misclassification of an employee as an independent contractor should be found to violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Former NLRB General Counsel Richard Griffin argued that misclassification violates the NLRA because it impacts the rights that employees have under the NLRA, including the right to engage in concerted activities with co-workers, join a union, and engage in bargaining. To date, the NLRB has not ruled on the question. Amicus briefs must be filed by April 16.

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    (3) EEOC Publishes New Strategic Plan - http://bit.ly/2FqVjtf

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has approved its Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2018 through 2022. The plan indicates that the agency will continue its focus on investigating and litigating claims of systemic discrimination while exercising its prosecutorial discretion “responsibly.” The plan also calls for increasing education and outreach and improving the EEOC’s internal operations. The document outlines 12 performance measures by which progress will be judged. The plan appears relatively routine, and reaction has been muted compared to the Obama EEOC’s Strategic Plans.

    (4) Tip of the Week - http://bit.ly/2EQpfy0

    Kate Bally, from Thomson Reuters, has some advice on avoiding family responsibilities discrimination, or “FRD.”

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    These materials have been provided for informational purposes only and are not intended and should not be construed to constitute legal advice. The “Tip of the Week” offers one perspective on possible human resource ideas or business practices. It presents the perspective of an individual not affiliated with Epstein Becker Green and should not be considered legal advice. The content of these materials is copyrighted to Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. EMPLOYMENT LAW THIS WEEK® is a registered trademark of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. ATTORNEY ADVERTISING.

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  5. Leslie Julich, Vice President of Human Resources for International Cosmetics & Perfumes, Inc., is here with tips for jump-starting creative employee benefits programs.

    This is a "Tip of the Week" segment from Employment Law This Week® (Episode 105: Week of February 19, 2018), an online series by Epstein Becker Green. youtu.be/SJPaEMYp8YQ

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    These materials have been provided for informational purposes only and are not intended and should not be construed to constitute legal advice. The “Tip of the Week” offers one perspective on possible human resource ideas or business practices. It presents the perspective of an individual not affiliated with Epstein Becker Green and should not be considered legal advice. The content of these materials is copyrighted to Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

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