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Past articles by Beth:

#MeToo And What To Do With Old Claims

Following policy and making defensible decisions is critical. A company ignores old complaints at its peril. → Read More

The Masterpiece Cakeshop Case Is Significant For Employment Law Because The Laws At Issue Protects Employees Too

Carving out exceptions to a law that protects the public and employees from discrimination is not the direction we want to be headed in. → Read More

4 Types Of Employees Nearly Every Company Has And What To Do About Them

All of these types of employees aren’t a problem until they are. → Read More

Will President Trump Actually Do Something To Benefit Employers Already?!

This Republican administration has a real opportunity to set policy regarding key issues impacting employers moving forward -- but will that ever happen? → Read More

What To Do If You’re A Witness Of Sexual Harassment At Work

If you witness harassment, Beth Robinson suggests doing something about it. Don't bury your head, or think it isn't your fight. → Read More

Change That’s Coming, Whether You Want It Or Not: Overtime Exemption Increase

Thoughtful employers should get out ahead of this situation, and work with the Department of Labor to create changes that work. → Read More

The Importance Of Diversity And Opportunity In This Current Political Climate

Are anti-discrimination laws really increasing the likelihood that there will be diversity in the workplace? → Read More

Please Just Fire The Harvey Weinsteins Of The World Already

Harvey Weinstein is every employment lawyer’s worst nightmare. → Read More

The Job Training That Every Company Should Be Doing

When in doubt, make expectations clear. Clarity in expectation is the ounce of prevention that beats a pound of cure. → Read More

Social Media Can Get You Fired So Plan Accordingly

What may seem like a moment of honesty between you and your 600 Facebook friends can get you fired. → Read More

The Magical World Of Unions, Or Why Colin Kaepernick’s Kneel Isn’t About Free Speech

There isn't a winning scenario for the NFL in this situation. → Read More

We Don’t File Lawsuits On Principle (Or: Why All Employment Lawsuits Often Have Such Bad Facts On Both Sides)

Lawsuits are all about money: this might sound distasteful, but it's true (at least in employment law). → Read More

Does Your Parental Leave Policy Engage In Sex Discrimination?

Anyone can be discriminated against -- and the EEOC knows it. → Read More

When Doing Your Job Becomes A Real (Legal) Problem

And here are three steps employers can take when faced with such situations. → Read More

Employer Best Practices In Times Of Emergency

What do you do about employees who can’t come to work during a natural disaster type situation? → Read More

How To Exit With Grace: An Employment Lawyer’s Perspective

Here are a few ways to make your exit smoother, regardless of what motivates it. → Read More

What To Do If You Have Hired A Bigot

And what should employers do if they learn an employee was involved in an event bringing them bad press? → Read More

The Curious Case Of The Employee Manifesto: Diversity Initiatives Are Hard Work

Three tips for enhancing diversity, from employment lawyer Beth Robinson. → Read More

President Trump Likely Terminates Employees In Violation Of The Law — And Jeff Sessions Might Be Next

It seems President Trump isn't familiar with 'wrongful termination in violation of public policy.' → Read More

Discrimination In The Workplace: Talking About Racial Bias Is Hard But Must Be Done

The biggest impediment to anything meaningful moving the needle of diversity is the lack of honest discussion. → Read More