Religion is defined broadly under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) to include all aspects of an individual’s belief, observance, and practice. Religion includes unorganized religions and less common systems of belief so long as there is a sincere and meaningful belief in a God.
The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) is the law that is responsible for the immigration enforcement activities we have today. The general intent of the law was to increase the penalties for being in the United States illegally—in particular if the illegal immigrant committed any crime.
There are numerous reported cases that address whether an employee suffered discrimination because of a disability, but not many of them are grounded on a “perceived” disability the employee didn’t actually have.
Do you use social media as one of your forms of communication with employees? A lot of companies have opted to start using social media in this way and have found that it can be a valuable communication tool.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on April 20 clarified the two ways defined contribution (DC) plans can calculate maximum participant loan amounts in a memo that should bring some relief to plan sponsors and administrators.
From the employer’s perspective, employee network groups can boost engagement and retention—or they can create divisiveness. To ensure the former, employers need to be involved from the start.
A Massage Envy franchise violated federal law when it fired an employee for traveling to Ghana, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The company acted on fears that its massage therapist might contract Ebola and, in doing so, violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the commission has alleged in a lawsuit.
Increases in absenteeism and tardiness can be especially frustrating when they involve exempt salaried employees because many practices often used to curb those issues may not be permitted. Although it is generally understood that some tactics—e.g., docking an employee’s pay—should not be used to curb chronic absenteeism or tardiness, there are a few other options […]
The annual contribution limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) are going up in 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced May 4. The minimum deductibles and maximum out-of-pocket limits for an HSA-eligible high-deductible health plan (HDHP) also will be increased for inflation, according to Revenue Procedure 2017-37.
In the following case, an employer required an employee to drive his personal vehicle to the company yard and then drive the company truck from the yard to the jobsite, transporting his coworkers and construction materials in the company truck. One day, the employee injured a motorcyclist while he was driving his own car to […]