All social media employment policies should recognize no adverse employment actions will be taken against employees for engaging in concerted activity.
Articles by Rachel L. Schaller
It’s important that companies plan in advance for unfair competition scenarios.
Courts are dismissing cases where the employer attempts to sue a former employee for wrongful acts committed outside of the employer’s home state.
Public sector employers are subject to the ADEA and prohibited from discriminating against employees over age 40 based on age.
Employers should not ignore or minimize less serious incidents of sexual harassment, particularly where there is a pattern of misconduct.
Employers should re-evaluate their time-keeping policies and procedures to assure accurate employee compensation when performing job duties.
Employers in states that collect biometric data should consult an attorney as to best practices.
Even where there is a written independent contractor agreement, the realities of a job may convince a court or jury that an individual was misclassified as an independent contractor.
As the year draws to a close and the holiday spirit abounds, employers can anticipate reviewing year-end figures to determine who goes on the naughty or nice list.