For businesses, properly classifying workers is an important matter. Worker classification impact a variety of areas of business operation, including workers’ compensation benefits, wages, and business taxes. When things are done incorrectly, employers may end up unfairly benefiting.
Sexual harassment is one of the unfortunate realities employers have to deal with from time to time. Liability for sexual harassment can, like workplace discrimination, can be costly for businesses, so the incentive to come up with effective prevention and compliance programs is significant.
In our last post, we mentioned that social media giant Facebook is currently facing shareholder litigation based on allegations that the company misled investors regarding the impact of mobile devices on its future growth. As we noted last time, Facebook is attempting to have two class certifications dismissed on the grounds that investors were aware of the risk.