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Talking About What Matters to Employees

Don’t Be a Social Media Weiner

Anthony Weiner, the former Congressman and current candidate for New York Mayor, isn’t the first person to tweet his way out of a job. For the last few years, stories have been circulating about lots of people who were marched off the job after exposing something through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or the like. Take the case of the admissions officer at the University of Pennsylvania who was fired after her bosses discovered that she shared – and mocked – excerpts from student essays on her “private” Facebook page. Some accounts of this phenomenon read like a “who’s who” of people terminated on account of social media blunders and gaffes.

Blog Authors Make Super Lawyers List Again

For the third consecutive year, all four partners of Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP have been selected to the 2013 Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this recognition. Among those honored, Jean Hyams was named one of The Top 100 Super Lawyers in Northern California for 2013.

Equal Pay Act Turns 50 – Still No Equality

“50 years after the Equal Pay Act, women still earn only 80 cents on the dollar.”  That’s the title (and the troubling truth) highlighted in Sharon Vinick’s post on the CELA VOICE, where Sharon serves as a contributing...

The Employee Matters is Recruiting You!

This blog is for anyone who believes that employees matter. And those who believe that fair employment practices lead to better workplaces. We know that description includes a lot of thoughtful, hard-working employees. We hope it also includes a lot of human resources professionals, diversity consultants, career coaches, management consultants, and managers.

The authors of this blog are employment rights attorneys who spend most of our time trying help people who have endured workplaces where something has gone terribly wrong. Collectively, we have almost 100 years of experience in representing employees in workplace disputes. In the course of our work, we have seen how decisions made by managers and employees have landed everyone involved in a lot of very hot water. Like a gripping movie, the story behind every lawsuit is filled with turning points – moments when someone made a decision that changed the course of events. Having narrated hundreds of these stories for juries, arbitrators, and judges, we would like to share the strategies and perspectives that could help you to make the best decision when there is a problem in the workplace, or, at the very least, to understand the implications of the decisions you make. We won’t be offering legal advice, of course. (That only comes with an attorney-client relationship.) But we will certainly make practical suggestions based on our experience in litigating employment cases.

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