While I am not a fan of government mandates, we are woefully behind the rest of the world on paid time off for employees.
What kind of employer do you want to be? Do you want to be a company that promotes tolerance or fosters exclusion?
With more states providing protection for transgender employees, here are steps that employers can take to foster a safe office environment.
The employment relationship is one of trust. When that trust breaks down, the relationship is irreparably damaged.
The legal answer to this question depends on whether this policy applies to any employee who is on a leave of absence, or only employees on FMLA leave.
Joint employment is clearly an enforcement priority for the Wage and Hour Division.
Because more courts are accepting transgender-bias claims under Title VII, (un)conscious biases could undermine an otherwise legitimate termination.
What did your employment attorney give you? How about Facebook firings, collective actions, FMLA notices and trade secrets to name a few.
When an employer offers an employee a severance agreement, it wants to be done with the employee. It is paying severance in exchange for finality.
A history of accommodations with an employee will serve as your best defense to deflect a subsequent discrimination claim by that employee.