By Gilda Villaran In our January 4, 2010, article titled Obtaining a Work Permit in Canada: The Labour Market Opinion Process, we explained that in order to get a work permit for a foreign worker, an employer in Canada generally must first obtain a Labour Market Opinion (LMO) from the Department of Human Resources and […]
Month: May 2010
FMLA leaves should be routine by now, but the exasperating questions keep cropping up, don’t they? In today’s Advisor, some of the tricky questions BLR®’s editors have tackled, and an introduction to an FMLA program that will help you answer all your FMLA questions. Can an employee take FMLA for a critically ill grandchild (or […]
If you carry out misconduct investigations, how good should they be? As good as the jury thinks they should be, say today’s experts. And that better be pretty darn good, because juries expect a lot from HR.
On Fridays, California Employer Daily will often be given over to an “E-pinion” column by Jennifer Carsen, Esq., ERI’s Managing Editor. If you’ve got an idea for a 500-700 word column on any topic of interest to California employers, we’d love to have you as a guest columnist. Just describe your idea in a brief […]
Immigration reform appears to have stalled yet again, but the legal implications for employers have not. Back in 2005 and again in 2006 there was a novel case in which legal employees used a law designed to target organized crime to sue their employer over its use of illegal employees. The case bounced around the […]
By Burton J. Fishman In a prior notice, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that its new Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) regulations would be issued this month and that new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations should be out in July. It now appears those dates were overly optimistic. In a public session […]
Yesterday’s Advisor summarized legal dangers in disciplining over social media use. Today, again courtesy of national employment law firm Jackson Lewis, we’ll tackle the tricky issue of social media policies, and we’ll take a look at a one-stop HR problem solver. The precise contours of an employer’s social media use policy will depend on the […]