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Using Arbitration Clauses to Prevent Collective and Class Actions

By Andrew Randol

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court clarified that arbitration agreements which require individualized arbitration are valid.[1] In many respects, arbitration is not as quick, cheap, and beneficial as some of its proponents claim. However, in the employer-employee context, arbitration agreements requiring individualized arbitration can potentially save employers thousands in legal expenses and ward off aggressive plaintiff […]

I Received an EEOC Charge of Discrimination, Now What!?

By Andrew Randol

You receive a “Notice of Charge of Discrimination” in the mail from the EEOC alleging that your company discriminated against one of your current or former employees. Virtually every company has been there; if yours hasn’t, stay tuned. In any given year, 80,000 to 90,000 EEOC complaints are filed. So, what are they? What does […]

When Can I Fire My Employee?

By Andrew Randol

At anytime I want, they’re my employee, right? Not so fast. Terminating an employee for a retaliatory or discriminatory reason can land your company in deep water with the EEOC or result in a lawsuit. Thus, termination should always involve a multi-step risk mitigation process.

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