Jonathan A. Segal


Articles:

  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    Introduction It seems almost weekly we hear or read about another executive who ends up in hot water because his or her workplace romance cooled down.While the executive has the power in the workplace, the power dynamic shifts 180 degrees in the courtroom. Risks Of Workplace Romance As we all know, there are two kinds of sexual harassment:...
  • Friday, February 1, 2008
    Introduction In March 2006, the EEOC published its Systemic Task Force Report in which the EEOC concluded that identifying, investigating and litigating systemic discrimination should become "a top priority." One month later, in April 2006, the EEOC published a policy section for its Compliance Manual on "Race and Color Discrimination." Many of...
  • Tuesday, May 1, 2007
    On December 30, 2006, Saddam Hussein was executed. Even those who oppose capital punishment generally had little or no sympathy for him. After all, he was a ruthless leader responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis. Bottom line: if anyone deserved to be put to death, it was he.
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    Introduction Your company has eight vice presidents. Seven are male and all eight are white. One of the white men gives notice of his retirement. You are excited that his retirement provides you with a welcome opportunity to increase diversity. But, you also understand that, while Title VII was designed to protect women as well as racial and ethnic...
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    It is impossible to open a newspaper, surf the web or turn on the TV and not see or hear something about the avian flu and the potential for a pandemic. Experts predict that if the pandemic hits full force, up to 40 percent of the population could become infected within just two weeks. Literally, hundreds of thousands could die. Is there some media hype?...
  • Thursday, June 1, 2006
    Introduction As we all know, both women and men can be perpetrators as well as victims of sexual harassment. However, as a practical matter, women are more likely than men to be victims. To stem the rising tide of sexual harassment claims, most responsible employers have become significantly more aggressive in terms of their preventive and corrective...
  • Tuesday, November 1, 2005
    Many lawyers (and HR professionals) often feel a sort of cognitive dissonance when it comes to employment law. We believe passionately in the underlying value of equal employment opportunity. After all, harassment and discrimination are more than just illegal; they are morally repugnant. Yet, many of the cases which we defend lack merit. In some cases, the...
  • Monday, August 1, 2005
    Introduction Web logs - blogs - are the rage in terms of individual expression. It is a wonderful way to tell the world - literally - how you feel. Of course, an employer can prevent an employee from blogging during working time or from using the employer's technology to blog. But what if the employee blogs off duty using his or her own technology? Does...
  • Monday, November 1, 2004
    Introduction The holiday season is a time for celebration for many of us. However, the intersection of religious expression, social interaction and alcohol consumption often results in celebrations by plaintiffs lawyers at the beginning of the new year. This article discusses some of the more salient risks inherent in holiday celebrations and...
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2004
    By way of background, in order for an employee to be exempt under the federal FLSA, three (3) general requirements ordinarily apply: First, the employee must be paid a minimum salary of at least $455 per week. Second, the employee's salary must be paid on a salary basis without deductions inconsistent with that basis. Third, the employee's primary duties...