Look for the Court to craft a rule that any gear, whether typically worn as clothing or not, is compensable 'protective gear' if it’s intended use is for protection for the specific needs of the job in question.Read More
If you have active matters with any federal agencies, expect for them to be on hold. Please remember that while the EEOC and other agencies might be temporarily out of business, the laws that they enforce are not.
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.
Treating your employees like tagged wildlife — tracking and recording their every move within the workplace — will create an work environment of distrust and apathy. Instead, you should treat all employees like professionals, and address performance-based issues as they arise.Read More
An overview of resources to address caregiver discrimination.Read More
I think it's fair to say that the sun in quickly setting on the use of unpaid internships in corporate America.Read More
Last week two former interns sued Condé Nast for unpaid wages. I think it's fair to say that the sun in quickly setting on the use of unpaid internships in corporate America.
Because men cannot lactate, it is discriminatory to deny an employee's lactation request, because such a denial would necessarily treat women (or, more specifically, child-bearing women) differently than men.Read More
Yes, we have a wage-and-hour problem in this country. Wage-and-hour non-compliance, however, is a sin of omission, not a sin of commission. Employers aren't intentionally stealing; they just don't know any better.Read More
The Fair Labor Standards Act already provides similar rights to public sector employers. It's about time that the law is changed to provide the same rights to those in the private sector.Read More