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An Employee Filed a Claim Against me with the EEOC. What do I Do?

Posted by Mathew Flatow on Apr 25, 2017 10:06:21 AM

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) is the federal agency responsible for investigating and prosecuting claims of discrimination in the workplace.  Employees who feel they have been discriminated against have 180 days from the date of the alleged discriminatory act to file a charge with the EEOC.  Within 10 days of receiving the charge, the EEOC will give notice to the employer.

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Topics: Employment Law, employment discrimination charge

How NC House Bill 2 Affects Employees & Businesses

Posted by Mathew Flatow on Mar 26, 2016 11:58:43 AM

You might have noticed one of the topics taking over your social feed this week has been the #WeAreNotThis hashtag. And, while many are using this trend to discuss the implications this has for the transgender population (as reported by the Charlotte Observer), there are also broader implications from North Carolina House Bill 2 that have serious legal implications for NC workers & businesses. 

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Topics: Employment Law, work discrimination

4 Tips to Avoid Heartbreak (& Harassment Lawsuits) in Office Romances

Posted by Mathew Flatow on Feb 4, 2016 3:01:19 PM

With Valentine’s Day nearing, it’s an important time to look at how office romances are handled in your office.

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Topics: Employment Law

3 Keys to a Legal Holiday Party

Posted by Mathew Flatow on Dec 9, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Company holiday parties are a great way to celebrate a successful year and to reward your team members. They give everyone in the company a way to connect outside of company business and offer the potential to meet spouses, do a fun group activity, or enjoy a nice meal. However, these gatherings are also wrought with the potential to be huge liabilities for managers, employees, and company owners. To help assure everyone’s dignity, employment, and legal records stay intact, we have three important tips to help you plan a safe and legal holiday party.

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Topics: Employment Law