Entries by Littler.com

California’s Continued Reaction to #MeToo Two Years Later – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Helene Wasserman, Los Angeles-based Littler Shareholder and Trial Practice Group Co-Chair, reflects on some good, bad, and ugly impacts of the #MeToo movement since its inception, including recent legislative developments affecting California employers in particular. Discussing training, arbitration agreements, and the extended statute of limitations for FEHA claims with Littler Learning Group’s Marissa Dragoo, Helene provides insights and guidance for California employers as we move into the third year of the cemented #MeToo movement.  …

Handling Harassment Allegations in Europe: Critical Do’s and Don’ts

In this podcast, Littler’s Johan Lubbe moderates a high-level discussion on the critical do’s and don’ts of handling harassment allegations in Europe and how the investigative process in Europe differs from what employers may find customary in the United States. Attorneys Sophie Pélicier-Loevenbruck (Littler France), Julia Viohl (Littler Germany), and Raoul Parekh (Littler United Kingdom) discuss this topic from the perspective of the employment law framework in France, Germany and the United Kingdom, respectively.   …

Mandatory Procedures for Employee Dismissals for Misconduct or Work Performance in Japan, Colombia, the Netherlands, and the UK

In this podcast, Littler’s Johan Lubbe moderates a discussion on the mandatory procedures that should precede the dismissal of employees for misconduct or unsatisfactory work performance from the angle of four different jurisdictions – Japan, Colombia, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom – in contrast to the prevailing employment at-will doctrine in the United States. …

What’s New with the EEOC?

In this podcast, Littler’s Michael Lotito and Jim Paretti discuss the EEOC, how the lack of a quorum affected the agency, and what we might expect now that the agency’s quorum has been restored. They also discuss the agency’s litigation program and the controversial EEO-1 compensation data reporting due this September.   …

Overview of European Works Councils

Johan Lubbe, U.S Practice Co-Chair of Littler’s International Employment Law Practice Group, and Dennis Veldhuizen (Littler Netherlands), Guillaume Desmoulin (Littler France), Ole Kristian Olsby (Littler Norway), and Dennis Lüers (Littler Germany) provide an overview of works councils in Europe. This podcast is a high-level discussion of this common European workplace structure.   …

California AB 5 – How Significant Could One Bill Be?

In this podcast, Michael Lotito and Jim Paretti of Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute discuss pending California legislation – Assembly Bill 5 or “AB 5” – which is fast-tracking its way through the state legislature. The bill would codify portions of last year’s California Supreme Court decision in Dynamex v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County, in which the court instituted the “ABC test” for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor under state law. …