The start of the NBA season is currently in danger of being postponed as the players union and NBA owners fail to agree on a new employment contract. Expanded groups of players union representatives and representatives of the owners were gathered together around the bargaining table on Tuesday for a five-hour meeting, but no progress was made on the new contract.
Employers need to make sure they are properly incorporating the Civil Rights Act of 1964, among other federal employment laws, into their employees' contracts and employee handbooks as well as in hiring policies. A federal judge recently decided in favor of a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against clothing chain Abercrombie & Fitch. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accused the retail chain of discriminating against a job applicant through their corporate "look policy."
A new business owner in the midst of growing their business and about to make their first hire will no doubt be excited, but first-time employers need to pause before taking on employees. The previous post began to delve into the important considerations new business owners need to think about before they hire employees, as discussed in a recent article by Associated Press Business Writer Joyce M. Rosenberg.
Charlie Sheen is currently embroiled in a fight with those who hired him and later fired him from the number one comedy on T.V., "Two and a Half Men." Sheen is suing Warner Bros. and the show's co-creator, Chuck Lorre, claiming wrongful termination. As discussed in the previous post, the case looks like it is headed for private arbitration, a development that would be better for the defendants, but would not offer much leverage to Sheen.
Charlie Sheen is currently suing his former employer, Warner Bros., because he says he was wrongfully fired from television's top comedy, "Two and a Half Men." Sheen was fired after publicly ranting against his employers and going through personal problems that his bosses say were interfering with his work.