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Month: July 2016
To say that the Pokemon Go craze has taken the world by storm may be an understatement. Reportedly the app broke a record for downloads in its first week of release on Apple’s App Store. It also quickly reached the top spot for free apps in the Google Play store. Launched on July 6, the […]
By Kate McGovern Tornone, Editor As evidenced by a session from the 2016 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference & Exposition held last month in Washington D.C., Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) abuse continues to be hot topic for employers.
We have an employee that is a member of the Army National Guard. He is considering applying for an Active Duty position within the Guard. If he applies for this position and he is approved for voluntary active duty while still employed with us, will the USERRA guidelines still apply?
By Cathleen S. Yonahara, Freeland Cooper & Foreman LLP A California Court of Appeal has found that an employer may be liable under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) for failing to accommodate a nondisabled employee’s request to modify his work schedule to care for a disabled family member. The court’s interpretation of […]
Recently the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued a ruling in which the court suggested that a policy with a strict limit on medical leaves of absence might be enforceable. This ruling leads to many questions. For instance:
Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, right? A decision by a federal district court in Minnesota provided a punch line and it turns out it’s not so funny. According to the court in Fries v. TRI Marketing Corp., an employee can claim Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protection when two health conditions […]
In yesterday’s Advisor, Bob Kelleher, author/speaker at the SHRM 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition discussed engagement and hiring. Today we’ll hear what he has to say about employment branding and developing brand ambassadors.
The federal Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) has selected five investment management firms to participate in its pilot program for Smaller Asset Managers.
After analyzing the job posting activity of over 40,000 companies in its database, FlexJobs has identified the top 10 states where companies recruited the most state-based telecommuters in 2015. For the second year in a row, California, Texas, and New York lead the states with the highest number of telecommuting job postings. North Carolina and […]