The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA) is one of many laws that applies specifically to organizations that contract with the federal government.
Month: March 2016
By Teresa Shulda, JD Sometimes it seems obvious that certain jobs require certain abilities. For example, pilots must have good vision to fly planes. And firefighters must be physically able to rescue people from burning buildings. But with other jobs, the job qualifications aren’t so obvious. That means the interactive dialogue between employers and employees […]
I have an employee who has FMLA for headaches. She said she can no longer work more than 8 hours a day. She has also requested to be changed to a different shift and department, saying that is easier on her eyes/for her headaches. We do not have any openings on the shift she requested. […]
Although the legal requirements of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are similar in some regards, at times an employer may find that the requirements of one law contradict the other, and the employer cannot comply with both laws. In these cases, it is important to know […]
By Mika Shadid Tucker, JD You must carefully consider the timing when you execute certain employment decisions that affect an employee who recently exercised her FMLA leave rights. Implementing a previously contemplated adverse employment action isn’t discrimination as long as the FMLA leave wasn’t a motivating factor.
By Susan Schoenfeld, JD In early 2016, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released an Administrator’s Interpretation addressing joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA). In conjunction with this release, the DOL also issued a new fact sheet […]
Yesterday we took a look at a survey by Willis Towers Watson® that suggested that pay-for-performance programs aren’t doing what they are supposed to. The primary reason? These programs are really just annual increases disguised as pay as performance, and everyone is being rewarded—not just those who perform well.
Protecting retirement benefits is a hot-button issue, especially when the news cycle periodically tells us about the risks of a shortfall in the Social Security Administration’s ability to pay out benefits over the long term. These headlines serve to highlight the fact that employees and employers alike are faced with risks in where we put […]
FlexJobs has compiled key statistics regarding the current state of flexible work in the United States. Based on data from Gallup, FlexJobs, GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com, WorldatWork, and the Pew Research Center, these figures demonstrate positive growth in flexible working from previous years, while also highlighting key points that can lead to more widespread adoption by companies. Flexible […]
Deloitte’s recently released Workplace Pulse survey reveals that roughly one in three respondents (33%) do not feel comfortable taking personal time off/vacation days. Moreover, nearly one-third (32%) say they’ve consistently placed work commitments over family/personal commitments and fewer than half (48%) say their organization as a whole values their life outside work.