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Helping employers navigate the complicated and ever-changing world of employment and labor laws, rules, and regulations, rationally and pragmatically.

Do Your Employees Know What “Loyalty” Means?

September 19, 2012
Employees owe a responsibility to those who sign their paychecks not only to avoid breaches of this duty of loyalty, but also to avoid placing themselves in circumstances that could call their loyalty into question.
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No Call, No Show, No FMLA

September 18, 2012
While it sometimes seems as if employees hold all the high cards in the FMLA poker game, as this case makes clear, employers are within their rights to enforce neutral attendance policies against employees who fail to follow their rules. Now, go check your policies to make sure they contain these types of notice and call-in rules.
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Testing Employees for Legally Prescribed Medications Must be Done Carefully

September 11, 2012
In the Dura Automotive case, the employer tested all of its employees for prescription medications, regardless of their job duties. This across-the-board testing runs afoul of the ADA. If you have safety-sensitive positions, in which employees will pose a direct threat by performing their essential job functions while impaired, then you may be able to test those employees for legally-prescribed medications.
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