Done poorly, RIFs open employer to widespread claims of discrimination that can prove more difficult to defend than the savings the employer hoped to realize from the layoffs.
Perhaps one solution to this crisis is for Congress to engage in some simple oversight over the agencies that enforce our various laws, including the EEOC. $751,942.48 in taxpayer money is a costly investment to chase a fool's errand.
The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division extended minimum wage and overtime protections under the Fair Labor Standards Act to home care workers.
Temporary workers can misunderstand that the employee’s actual boss is the staffing agency. Employers also may think they can avoid anti-discrimination laws by using indirect hiring, but they may still face legal exposure.Read More
There might be some science behind how employers are using social media posts to screen applicants and hire employees.Read More
A federal court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, who were unpaid interns for Fox Searchlight Inc. during the company's production of the film 'Black Swan,' deciding they should have been paid for their services. Read More
With Sen. Kelly Ayotte endorsing a bipartisan immigration reform bill, the proposed legislation appears likely to pass the Senate. However, the real test for the bill will be the House of Representatives, where it will face stiff GOP opposition. Read More
The NLRB continues to scrutinize facially neutral employment policies for violations of employees section 7 rights to engage in protected concerted activity, even in cases in which there is no allegation of any adverse action against any employee under an alleged unlawful policy.Read More
Talk about a tough position in which to place an employer. Does the employer violate state law or violate Title VII? Ultimately, I think the correct answer should be neither.Read More
Employers owe contractors far fewer obligations than employees. Employers take a risk when they classify someone performing services for them as an independent contractor instead of an employee. Read More