EEOC and DOJ Fight State and Local Harassment

In a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) committed to addressing harassment issues within...

GPS Tracking and the Fourth Amendment

Some employers are turning to global positioning system (GPS) tracking to monitor employees who drive as a primary function of their work duties. Employers cite...

Fallout from the Union Dues Supreme Court Decision

On June 27, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court released a landmark decision in Janus v. American Federation of State, Country, and Municipal Employees, Council 31...

Public Sector: Conduct Unbecoming an Officer

Is the phrase “conduct unbecoming an officer” one that can be used any longer, especially in light of developments in employment law in the public...

Public Employees and Employment Contracts

It is not unusual for high-level public sector employees to have an employment contract with the organization that was created by an elected body. It...

The Broader View: Unique Challenges in the Public Sector

There are three factors that create challenges specific to the public sector: constitutional requirements, elected officials, and public perception. Constitutional Requirements In the public sector, employees are...

Important Trends in the Public Sector

Many of you have already signed up for Employers Council’s Public Employers Conference on March 9 in Denver. The conference includes topics that are relevant...