by Norm Keith, Christina Hall, and Shane Todd “… [A] significant term of imprisonment is necessary to reflect the terrible consequences of the offences and to make it unequivocally clear that persons in positions of authority in potentially dangerous workplaces have a serious obligation to take all reasonable steps to ensure that those who arrive […]
Month: January 2016
by H. Juanita M. Beecher On January 29, President Barack Obama announced at a White House ceremony celebrating the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is proposing a new rule to collect pay data through the EEO-1 report. The proposed rule will be published in the Federal Register on […]
Closing down a plant or laying off employees is a big decision for an organization, and it directly impacts the lives of all of the employees involved. Giving employees ample notice of such a transition is the idea behind the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act.
What’s happening with talent and performance management in the real world? What are your competitors up to? Help us find out! Please participate in our brief survey and see how what you are doing stacks up against what other successful companies are doing. We’ll get answers to these questions and more: Do you have a […]
It’s one thing to strive for an equitable compensation system, but it’s quite another to really understand whether employees are being paid fairly and what to do if they’re not. With employees having instant access to salary data through the Internet—data that may or may not be relevant to their situations—and the debate becoming a […]
Lyft, a ride-hailing service that uses independent contractors as drivers, has agreed to settle a proposed class action lawsuit in California by paying $12.25 million and giving drivers certain protections, but the settlement doesn’t call on the company to reclassify its drivers as employees. The larger ride-hailing service Uber also is facing court action. The […]
Yesterday’s Advisor covered some of the results of our 2015 Recruiting Survey. Today, the rest of the results. The Features of Your Job Website Page Nearly everyone’s job website has job descriptions on it. In fact, 63.4% of job website boards feature an application form, and 61.2% include résumé delivery. The Role of Your […]
By Kelly Smith-Haley, JD Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), employers may be required to offer reasonable accommodations to qualified employees. A recent opinion from the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin—reminds employers that when it comes to providing a reasonable accommodation, it doesn’t have to result in highway […]
By Al Vreeland, JD The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is one of the more difficult laws for employer compliance. The regulations are long and convoluted and filled with traps for employers. And now, in a case from the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Alabama, Florida and Georgia), we learn that […]
By Susan Schoenfeld, JD BLR’s in-house FMLA expert, Susan Schoenfeld, JD, answers a subscriber question about employee leave requests for the adoption of a child.