The Labor Department filed a wage-and-hour lawsuit against Ohio televangelist Ernest Angley and the for-profit buffet his church operates.
The duty to consider reasonable accommodations doesn't just include an employee’s medical condition, but also any medications an employee is taking to treat that condition.
Bad bosses beget revolving-door workforces doomed to failure. Good bosses create loyalty and retain good employees.
Employers that operate in a federally regulated industry need to be aware of the statutes that could give rise to a potential whistleblowing claim. Thankfully, the Department of Labor provides a list.
It’s refreshing to read a judicial opinion that offers a little common sense, but that should be the rule rather than the exception.
Employee have a right to express protected conduct without reprisal, just as employers have the right to discipline or terminate insubordinate employees.
If you exercise any control over how workers perform services for you, it is likely that they should be classified as employees, not independent contractors.
If you don’t have a document-retention policy, you should.
Fighting this issue will play into the hands of labor unions that they are needed to increase worker pay and to generally fight for their workplace rights.
I’ve written before about the need to put the human back in human resources. The EEOC apparently agrees with me.