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.
The same poll found that 35 percent of hiring managers who use social media to screen applicants have sent friend requests or otherwise attempted to connect with applicants online.
Conventional wisdom suggests that arbitration is quicker and cheaper means to resolve lawsuits. Research, however, suggests the opposite is true.
When in doubt, offer conditional FMLA leave, and confirm with the statute’s medical certification process.
In Nutritionality, Inc. d/b/a Freshii, the NLRB issued an advice memorandum concluding that the franchisor is not a joint employer with the franchisee.