This case is a scary reminder of how far the NLRB and its judges will go to fine protected concerted activity.
The distinction between employee and contractor continues to beguile employers and is ripe for problems under wage-and-hour laws.
Employers often treat employees with family medical issues with kid gloves. They not only worry about potential liability under the ADA, but also the FMLA.
While we wait for the law the catch up to society’s opinion on LGBT rights, federal agencies are doing the best they can to modernize these laws.
My biggest critique of the Abercrombie ruling is it forces an employer into the unenviable position of applying stereotypes to make educated guesses.
As a publicly traded company, employees who lodge complaint about financial improprieties or other financial issues require special treatment.
Employers, it’s OK to have performance standards.
Do you have employees who cannot show up for work on time no matter what? It appears there might be a medical explanation for their chronic lateness.
There is no way to eliminate stereotypes and biases. But it seems like employers and managers can take a page from the Rock Hall of Fame: Even 80-year-old drummers can still rock it at work.
You need to take a long, hard, look at which of your employees you are requiring to connect when they are off the clock.