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
A little more than a year ago I pointed out that the Labor Department had only cited 23 companies, or 0.023 percent of all companies with 100 or more employees, with inadequate lactation accommodation. Now, with an additional six months of data, the number of citations has jumped by 13, from 23 to 36.Read More
Next time an employee communicates an issue with you, think about whether it is worth the risk to let the concern go unaddressed.Read More
The outcome of this case is difficult to gauge based on the oral argument, because both potential sides of the court attacked the underlying issues so differently.Read More
'Time-off plans' may be an efficient and economic way to manage employee pay. But how does an employer ensure a plan complies with the Fair Labor Standards Act?Read More
As Littler Mendelson's Garry Mathiason says, 'There are always some surprises from the Supreme Court.'
Before embarking on a campaign to require that your employees sign away their participation in collective actions, you might want to wait for the 6th Circuit to have its say on the issue.Read More