Employment Blog

The Washington Business Journal: Workplace advances (or lack thereof) in Greater D.C.
In the News, Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment

July 7, 2017 I reached out to Tom Spiggle, who heads up an eponymous Arlington law firm that specializes in employment rights. Here’s what he said, edited for space and clarity, about how companies can do a better job preventing...

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Salon: I Was a Federal Prosecutor. Here’s Why President Trump is so Wrong About Our “Archaic” Political System
In the News, Pregnancy Discrimination

May 2, 2017 In an attempt to deflect from the failures and delays of his first 100 days, President Donald Trump over the weekend called the rules governing Congress “a very, very bureaucratic system” that is “unbelievably archaic and slow-moving.” It...

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Comstock Magazine: Tricky Moves’s-Changing Regulations and Confusing Compliance Metrics have HR Managers Tied up in Knots
In the News

February 14, 2017 As much of the nation wonders what will happen under a Trump administration, California, in some ways, might be less affected than the average state. “California is already more progressive when it comes to family leave issues,”...

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Huffington Post: I Used to Be a Federal Prosecutor. Now, I’m Helping Immigrants at the Airport
In the News, Termination

February 3, 2017 For the past week, many lawyers, including myself, organized by groups like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and International Refugee Assistance Project, descended in significant numbers to airports like Washington Dulles International and John F. Kennedy...

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The Washington Post: When You See Your Married Boss’s Profile on a Dating Site
Advice, Discrimination, In the News

February 2, 2017 It defies logic that a man with a possibly marriage-ending secret would preemptively attack someone in a position to reveal that secret to his spouse — but logic and lust are rarely bedfellows. Whether he was nudging...

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The Society for Human Resources Management: 7 Myths About National Origin Discrimination
Age Discrimination, In the News, Race Discrimination, Religious Discrimination, Surviving Workplace Investigations

January 26, 2017 Common National Origin Discimination Myths Myth: Conducting an investigation when allegations of a hostile work environment are made will insulate the company from liability. Fact: Claims still may be brought despite investigations, noted Tom Spiggle, founder of The Spiggle...

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Law 360: Obama’s Biggest Employment Policy Hits And Misses
In the News

January 13, 2017 When President Barack Obama exits the Oval Office for the last time, he will leave behind a pro-employee legacy that includes greater workplace inclusion and notable progress in fighting wage discrimination, but his administration didn’t accomplish all...

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Law 360: State, Local Labor Rules May Rise To Counter Pro-Biz Trump
In the News

December 22, 2016 On Tuesday, Washington, D.C., became the latest municipality to institute a generous paid family leave policy, with eight weeks’ child-care leave and six weeks to look after sick relatives, continuing a trend of employee-friendly local and state...

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