Wells Fargo employment law

Lessons for Employers from Wells Fargo Cross-Selling Scandal

In September, Wells Fargo agreed to pay $190 million to the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, California prosecutors, and customers in the wake of revelations employees created fake accounts to meet aggressive cross-selling targets set by the bank. On the heels of the settlement, Wells Fargo announced it had terminated more than 5,000 employees over […]

Religion in the Workplace

Religion in the Workplace: A Complex Issue for Employers

As the American workforce diversifies, addressing religion in the workplace is becoming a more common issue confronting employers. Whether it’s dealing with harassment, preventing discrimination, or making accommodations, this is an increasingly complex area of employment law for companies – and can create litigation liability. ExpressJet Airlines, for example, was sued in a Michigan court […]

Subway DOL Employer

Why Franchisors Should be Wary of DOL-Subway Deal

While it was hailed as a “recipe for success,” the U.S. Department of Labor’s new alliance with Subway to improve its franchisees’ wage-and-hour compliance might be a recipe for disaster for other franchisors. For many, it raises fears of a slippery slope leading to them being considered joint employers and liable for the failure of […]

Employee social media

What Employers Should Know about Access to Employee Social Media Accounts

Whether it’s LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat, many employees are active on at least one social media network – maybe even all of them. But what happens when an employee’s personal social media use creates problems for an employer? What right, if any, does an employer have to access an employee’s social media accounts? […]