In 2015, employers should be thinking about cybersecurity, vaping, same-sex relationships, overly active federal agencies and pregnancy leave rights.
While Congress continues to drag it feet on Employment Non-Discrimination Act, the Obama Administration continues to do what it can to extend equal employment opportunity for all.
Something as innocuous as moving an employee out of his office could be deemed sufficiently ‘adverse’ to support a retaliation claim.
The NLRB ruled that employees have a right to use their employers’ email systems during non-working time to communicate about union issues. The agency also issued rules for ambush election in representation proceedings.
Most experts agree that the order could make living and working in the U.S. easier for workers residing in the country without legal permission and their potential employers.
If you’re looking for a good holiday gift for that special HR person in your life, I strongly recommend ‘The North Pole Employee Handbook.’
The security screenings also were not ‘integral and indispensable’ to the employees’ duties as warehouse workers, the court ruled.
The prudent course of action is to make sure that your severance agreements clearly and unambiguously state that employees retain their federally protected rights.
It’s pathetic that employees still have to suffer workplaces with any degree of racism.
A ruling for UPS would promote the unequal treatment of pregnant workers, which is anathema to the spirit of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. No employer should be allowed to act as if it is exempt from the law.