Litigation Value: 33 million???? Typically, the workplace is not an appropriate location to practice “creative discipline.” Such “creativity” can be, and often is, misconstrued. Take, for example, Ryan. Michael was retaliating against him for making disparaging remarks about the company. Probably not illegal but easily could have been had Ryan engaged in an activity protected […]
It may seem paradoxical that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) should begin auditing health plans for compliance with the health reform law’s mandates, given that the U.S. Supreme Court could very well strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for being unconstitutional in early summer. But it’s better that plans be ready to demonstrate […]
Do your supervisors know what kinds of questions to ask in an interview? Do they know the proper techniques for asking those questions to solicit meaningful responses? Below are some important points to convey to your supervisors.
LinkedIn Corp. will pay almost $6 million to 359 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation revealed that the company had committed overtime and recordkeeping violations. According to DOL, LinkedIn failed to record and pay employees for all hours worked, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. It will pay $3,346,195 in back […]
Special from SHRM Employment Law and Legislative Conference Almost all lawsuits are preventable, says attorney JodyKatz Pritikin, and retaliation lawsuits are among the easiest to prevent. Katz, a featured speaker at SHRM’s Employment Law and Legislative Conference, going on this week in Washington, DC, is a trainer and investigator at proactivelawsuitsrevention.com. The “Put a ring […]
What You Can and Can’t Ask About Criminal Records As the accompanying story highlights, you could be hit with big damages for asking illegal questions about a person’s criminal record. To help you steer clear of trouble, the following language can easily be modified for use in your application forms or when interviewing prospective or […]
Not only has the recently released Wonder Woman movie garnered mainly favorable reviews, but it has been highly successful at the box office, having made more than $200 million domestically in its first two weeks of release alone. From a purely movie industry insider perspective, the success of Wonder Woman is incredibly important to Warner […]
We’re transferring a number of employees between entities, and someone warned me about “SUTA dumping.” What is that?
by Boyd A. Byers Super Bowl Sunday is February 7. About 140 million Americans will watch the game on TV, and 20 million will attend a Super Bowl party. While doing so, we’ll eat 20 million pounds of potato and tortilla chips. Let’s look at some other Super Bowl-related numbers for you to ponder in […]
How many paid time-off days are allowed per year for employees with 5 years of tenure? Check one for each employee type. 1-5 days 6-10 days 11-19 days 20-24 days 25+ days Exempt Employees 15 (3%) 50 (9.9%) 189 (37.5%) 152 (30.2%) 80 (15.9%) Nonexempt Employees 20 (4%) 49 (9.7%) 200 (39.7%) 158 (31.3%) […]