RSS icon

Top Stories

The Practical Employer

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

Read This Post Before you Access Your Employee’s Social Media Accounts

March 6, 2014
Comments (0)
If you are going to permit your employees to use their personal social media accounts for business purposes, get it in writing that you have rights to the accounts.
Read More

Following Doctor’s Orders Helps Employer Win ADA Case

March 5, 2014
Comments (0)
If you legitimately cannot make an accommodation that meets the employee’s limitations, then the employee is not “qualified” under the ADA, and therefore unprotected by that law.
Read More

When are Preliminary and Postliminary Compensable? Supremes to let us Know (Maybe).

March 4, 2014
Comments (0)
There are lots of preliminary of postliminary activities that could be occurring in your workplaces. I am hopeful that this case will provide employers needed guidance on the compensability of these activities.
Read More

NLRB Looks to Expand Reach With Latest Enforcement Priorities

March 3, 2014
Comments (0)
The NLRB is looking for ways to become relevant to the 93 percent of employees not covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
Read More

Has Social Media Created too Much Workplace Transparency?

February 27, 2014
Comments (0)
With transparency comes responsibility. How much you permit your employees to connect on social media sites will, in part, depend in how much of their personal lives you want leaking into your workplace.
Read More

Why We put Plaintiffs to Their Proof

February 26, 2014
Comments (0)
No law has been violated until a plaintiff proves those facts through evidence. If the plaintiff doesn’t have the evidence to support the alleged facts, the plaintiff loses.
Read More

Mind Your Internal Emails to Avoid Discrimination Issues

February 25, 2014
Comments (0)
If you don’t want something to appear on the front page of the newspaper, or to be read in front of a judge or jury, don’t put it in writing. Don’t email it, don’t text it, don’t Facebook it, and don’t tweet it.
Read More

Is Obesity the Same as a Green Mohawk?

February 24, 2014
Comments (0)
Don't take appearance into account when making employment decisions. Hiring and firing should be image-blind, performance-only decisions.
Read More

OSHA Protects Employees From Retaliation for Reporting Injuries?

February 20, 2014
Comments (0)
The Labor Department is watching this issue. These types of claims are increasing, and you take a risk of a retaliation claim if you terminate an employee who reported a workplace injury.
Read More

NLRB: No Such Thing as an Online Picket Line

February 19, 2014
Comments (0)
This decision displays a fundamental misunderstanding about social media. Nothing about social media is private. It is public, interactive, and immediate.
Read More