Helping employers navigate the complicated and ever-changing world of employment and labor laws, rules, and regulations, rationally and pragmatically.
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.'
Employers need social media policies to establish the rules of road for employees, who do not understand that they can be held responsible for their off-duty, online activities.
Apparently, 'you should know better' carries over to the world of employment law. The EEOC has filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against Pace Solano, a California disability services provider.Read More
If an employee asks for an office with a view, do not necessarily write him or her off as a complaining, high-maintenance pain-in-the-you-know-what.Read More
Paychecks and timesheets are neither a ploy nor a tactic. Instead, most employers are well-intentioned but ignorant of the myriad, twisted rules and regulations that govern why, when, to whom, and how much overtime is to be paid.Read More