RSS icon

Top Stories

Articles by Jon Hyman

The Ethics of Class-Segregated Bathrooms

January 10, 2014
Comments (0)
Do I need to tell you that you are sending the wrong message to your workers if you have class-segregated bathroom?
Read More

Blackballing as Retaliation

January 9, 2014
Comments (0)
Refusing to hire someone who filed a lawsuit claiming a violation of the FLSA or Title VII is illegal retaliation.
Read More

Tread Lightly if Banning Workplace Gossip, Warns NLRB Judge

January 8, 2014
Comments (0)
If you're having a problem with workplace gossip, one solution you might want to avoid is a policy banning it outright, at least according to the recent opinion of an NLRB Administrative Law Judge
Read More

A Weighty Lesson on Pregnancy Discrimination

January 7, 2014
Comments (0)
Does your 'no overweight hires' policy violate Title VII by screening out pregnant women?
Read More

It’s Time to Update Your Severe-Weather Policy

January 6, 2014
Comments (0)
In light of these historically frigid temperatures, I’m writing about workplace severe-weather policies, including including how to handle issues such as attendance, wage and hour, and telecommuting.
Read More

Don’t Leave ‘Leave’ to Chance

January 5, 2014
Comments (0)
If the ADA now covers most employees’ medical issues, and the ADA requires an unpaid leave of absence, hasn’t the ADA swallowed the FMLA, at least as employee medical leaves are concerned?
Read More

A New Year’s Resolution for Employers

January 2, 2014
Comments (0)
This year resolve to learn what makes each of your employees unique. Resolve not to treat your employees as fungible commodities, but as special assets, each with his of her own talents and concerns.
Read More

Accuracy Counts in Drafting Job Descriptions

December 19, 2013
Comments (0)
Job descriptions not only help establish reasonable expectations for what you expect from your employees in a position, but it also helps set a baseline for what you do, or do not, have to reasonably accommodate.
Read More

FAMILY Act Would Provide Paid Leave for Employees

December 18, 2013
Comments (0)
This legislation would bring us up to par with the rest of the civilized world without imposing a significant monetary penalty on employers.
Read More

How the ADA Covers Organ Donors

December 17, 2013
Comments (0)
I’ve written before about the need to put the 'human' back in 'human resources.' This case is a textbook example.
Read More