Employees need to be very careful when discussing a co-worker’s health on social media. And, employers need to train their employees about the ADA’s confidentiality rules and the extension of these rules to the 24/7 world of social media.Read More
When the accommodation is so trivial (a $1.39 bag of chips), employers should strongly consider making the accommodation for an employee’s medical situation regardless of the scenario.Read More
Keep a close eye on the NLRB for actions that will severely hamper your efforts to limit solicitations in your workplace.Read More
This ruling sounds like something that should’ve been reserved for churches and other religion-oriented organizations, not an arts and crafts retailer and a cabinet manufacturer.Read More
What about Title VII and the other ant-discrimination laws? Hobby Lobby does not answer these questions and leaves them to lower courts to interpret in future cases.Read More
Employers cannot maintain employee confidentiality rules that prohibit the discussion of personnel information involving wages and other working conditions.Read More
Employers paying terminated employees under a severance plan may be required to pay and withhold FICA taxes.Read More
During his tenure as the head of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, Ed Foulke emphasized assistance, rather than inspections and enforcement, to improve safety.Read More
Even with legalized pot laws on the books in 20 states, it’s still unclear how medical and recreational marijuana fits into workplace drug and alcohol policies.Read More
We have a problem that needs resolution right away. One of our supervisors avoids dealing with a problem employee, who tends to bully others into accepting his ideas and resists collaborating with his co-workers. Each time a complaint is brought forward, this supervisor buries his head in the sand. What kind of training or intervention should we provide? How do we raise this delicate issue?
— Intimidated by the Problem, human resources specialist, nonprofit, Washington, D.C.