Cyber-security, vaping, same-sex relationships, overly active federal agencies and pregnancy leave rights are all legal issues employers should be paying attention to this year.
The Americans with Disabilities Act imposes on employers an absolute duty to determine whether or not they can accommodate an employee’s disability.
Massachusetts’ new transparency law aims to give consumers information on costs.
An employer may be able to terminate employees who threaten insubordination or misconduct at the workplace, even if those employees have engaged in otherwise protected concerted activity, without violating the NLRA.
Organized labor is getting with the times by using social media to communicate with its membership, and a recent NLRB ruling offers more social possibilities.
Employers face uncertainty over the design of wellness programs in the face of EEOC challenges in 2014 to such programs.
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.
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.