City officials said Mary Lester engaged in conduct unbecoming of a city employee.
An employer’s discouragement of an employee taking FMLA leave can violate the act, even if the discouragement is ineffective.
Because courts continue to consider challenges to employment arbitration procedures, employers should carefully craft such procedures in view of applicable requirements.Read More
Employees should be cautioned of the consequences of falsely claiming to be U.S. citizens. Also, employers should ensure that Form I-9 documentation is finalized by applicants.Read More
An employer may be able to terminate employees who threaten insubordination or misconduct at the workplace, even if those employees have engaged in otherwise protected concerted activity, without violating the NLRA.Read More
Extended leaves of absence may be reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities if they are able to fix a specific return date to the leave.Read More
An employee terminated for violating a legitimate company rule cannot show discrimination unless that person can also raise an issue that the reason or the termination was discriminatory. Read More
Many states restrict employers from making hiring decisions based on criminal convictions unrelated to the suitability for the job, and careful review of those regulations is a must.Read More
Franchisors may avoid liability for employee claims by sufficiently separating themselves from the recruiting, hiring, firing, training and scheduling of the franchisee employees.Read More
Service animals may be a reasonable accommodation for a disability if the employer knows of the disability. Read More