If you have your own law firm or manage a small to medium-sized firm, then you need to understand how to be an employer, and not just a lawyer. It’s essential to know how to avoid becoming entangled in the very disputes and lawsuits about which you advise others. Learn what the many “protected categories” are, and, generally, what Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) prohibit; what “harassment” means and consists of; what you can and cannot ask in an interview; what constitutes “retaliation” and an “adverse action”; and what to do if an employee complains of discrimination or harassment. Discover the difference between “employees” and “independent contractors,” as well as the wage and hour elements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), and OSHA.
Summary of ContentsThe Basics of Discrimination Issues
Wage and Hour Issues for Law Firms
A Potpourri of Troubling Employment Law Problems