Helping employers navigate the complicated and ever-changing world of employment and labor laws, rules, and regulations, rationally and pragmatically.
I'm sure you have star employees without whom your business would suffer. Yet, do you know if they are content with their job? Or, do they feel underpaid, under-appreciated, or overworked? Tomorrow, one could walk out the door.Read More
This case presents an excellent opportunity to settle this important issue.Read More
Train your managers and supervisors never to discuss employees' medical issues.Read More
I've written before how employers must treat pregnant employees the same (no better and no worse) as other employees based on their ability or inability to work.Read More
It strikes me that likening KKK graffiti and a toy monkey with a noose around its neck as common 'trash talking' is a recipe for a disaster.Read More
Much like fishing, in dealing with marginally performing workers, employers must know when to fish and when to call it a day. And, much like our ship's captain, you usually don't quit at the first sign of failure.Read More
This is not a problem that needs fixing. Companies simply aren't engaging in the type of conduct this bill seeks to legislate.Read More
Traditionally, a negative performance review does not constitute an adverse employment action, unless 'the evaluation has an adverse impact on an employee's wages or salary.' Or does it?
I could comfortably retire if I had a dollar for every time in my career that I have heard, 'But I have a right to free speech; I can say what I want and not get fired.' Read More
I am not suggesting that you surveil every employee who takes leave from your workplace. Without a good faith belief supporting the surveillance, a court could conclude that your actions are unlawful.Read More