Helping employers navigate the complicated and ever-changing world of employment and labor laws, rules, and regulations, rationally and pragmatically.
As a recent case points out, telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation remains the exception, not the rule.Read More
Despite a recent ruling, if an employee you have classified as exempt complains about overtime pay, do not assume it is safe to retaliate.Read More
Halting confidential workplace investigations serves no one's interest, including the employees the agency is sworn to protect.
A court recently concluded that even though the word 'bitch' is sexually based, its use must be examined in context to determine whether it constitutes harassment 'because of sex.'Read More
How do you go about engaging in this education? The U.S. Olympic Women's Soccer team provides a great example.Read More
The takeaway might simply be that employers remind their employees to 'be professional' online, and that businesses will hold employees accountable for what they post that could cast the company in a bad light.Read More
If you are planning on rejecting an employee's request for a shift change as a religious accommodation, you must be able to support the claim of hardship with facts.Read More
One case underscores the importance of training those who manage your FMLA program on the law's special coverage and eligibility requirements. Read More
In ordering an employee's termination, the owner of Hawaii Healthcare allegedly told a manager that the employee 'looks old,' 'sounds old on the telephone,' and is 'like a bag of bones.'