Work-Life Balance Not Required By Law and Other Interesting Reading

As some readers may have noticed, I have been on a brief hiatus from blogging.  This was primarily due to my real job, practicing labor and employment law, and a much needed vacation.  I am back now and offer you some interesting reading that I came across recently: 

Work-life balance not required by law: According to U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska, the law does not mandate “work-life balance.”  In her decision, the Judge quoted Jack Welch, the former CEO of General Electric. “There’s no such thing as work-life balance,” he once said. “There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences.” His view, Preska said, “reflects the free-market employment system we embrace in the United States, particularly for competitive, highly paid posts.”  Read the opinion here.

Speedos and age discrimination: “There should be a law prohibiting anyone over the age of 50 from wearing a Speedo.”  Couldn’t agree more – “Lifeguard, 61, sues state for firing him after he refused to wear Speedo.” 

“Should I Dump my Boyfriend for My Supervisor?”  It is amazing that in this day and age of mandatory diversity and harassment training, people still do not seem to recognize blatant harassment.  Something to think about employers.

NLRB Issues Report on its Activities Related to Social Media: NLRB's Acting General Counsel, Lafe Solomon, issued a comprehensive report on NLRB cases involving social media over the last year.  Read it here.

Where is Monica Lewinsky now?  You know you want to know – she’s right here.



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