The U.S. Department of Labor is considering a lower, $47,000 salary threshold for its upcoming overtime regulations, according to news reports. A former Wage and Hour Division administrator called the move an “empty gesture” and said that setting the threshold any higher than $35,000 is irresponsible. The version of the rules that DOL proposed last June would […]
Month: April 2016
Recently, Jordan Spieth lost the Masters golf tournament in stunning fashion. One headline on ESPN’s website read, “Jordan Spieth’s collapse at the Masters the most shocking in golf history.” That’s saying a lot since the “modern” game of golf originated in 15th century Scotland and made its Olympic debut in 1900, more than 100 years […]
Most employers consider feedback from employees necessary, but those employers might wonder if that feedback has to feel so much like a necessary evil. When the feedback employees have to offer is negative, it can be tough for employers to stomach. But more and more employers are realizing that even when it’s negative, feedback can […]
By Laurie Jirak, The Murray Law Group, P.C. The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota recently had to decide whether a railroad’s decision to terminate just one employee in a reduction in force was an unlawful retaliation against the employee for exercising his Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) rights.
Can you force an employee who is on intermittent FMLA to take a set period of leave? The intermittent leave is too disruptive due to the fact that the employee’s absences are more often than expressed in the medical certification.
By Martin J. Regimbal, The Kullman Firm Be careful if you take an adverse action against an employee who is using or has recently used FMLA leave. Claims of retaliation based on an employee’s protected leave are common under the FMLA. You must use the same care when you terminate someone who has exercised his […]
This article series highlights the requirements for determining Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) eligibility. The last installment focused on the first area of the three-prong test used to determine FMLA eligibility, the minimum service requirement.
In Yesterday’s Advisor, we began to learn about employer responsibility when it comes to joint employment. Today, we’ll explore the responsibilities of the secondary employer.
By Susan Schoenfeld, JD In February 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to implement Executive Order (EO) 13706, Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors. EO 13706 requires parties that enter into covered contracts with the federal government to provide covered employees with up to 7 days […]
by Jo Ellen Whitney Being a business owner, supervisor, or boss doesn’t make you immune to bad behavior. Business owners, CEOs, and upper-level managers have been known to be bullies, behave badly, harass employees, and have affairs. There are certainly plenty of recent examples in the media. You can rarely open a popular magazine without […]