Helping employers navigate the complicated and ever-changing world of employment and labor laws, rules, and regulations, rationally and pragmatically.
Just because an employee cannot return to work at the end of FMLA leave does not mean you can always terminate the employee. ADA obligations still exist.Read More
These agreements are usually part of a larger confidentiality agreement, or non-competition agreement, but also can be standalone. The point is to avoid any dispute over who created what.Read More
Late last month, the 5th Circuit court of appeals in New Orleans ruled on another employer confidentiality policy, and the results should trouble employers everywhere.Read More
If a non-exempt employee works more than 40 hours in a week, you must pay them overtime. Period. No exceptions.Read More
This case is less about whether credit histories disparately impact African Americans than it is about how the EEOC chose to prove its case.Read More
Until the courts sort these issues out, prudent employers should tread carefully and consult with their employment counsel before disciplining or firing any employees who are using legally prescribed marijuana away from work.Read More
A Title VII amendment is needed to make it absolutely clear that sexual-orientation discrimination is not only abhorrent, but is also illegal.Read More
What does one make of a recent lawsuit filed by the EEOC against CVS, claiming that a severance agreement it provided to three employees unlawfully restricted their rights?Read More
It’s okay to 'gossip' in the workplace, as long it’s not 'negative,' said the NLRB.Read More
The quickest way to ensure that generalized workplace bullying becomes illegal is for employers to continue to ignore it.