Question: If an employee uses his company phone for long distance calls or goes above the data limit, is there a way for the company to recover the money? From what we understand, we are not able to deduct the amount from paychecks, but can the company require a reimbursement from the employee? If they […]
Tag: New Jersey
Supervisors who ask employees to perform work during unpaid meal periods could be putting their employer at risk for a wage and hour lawsuit. However, training can help educate supervisors about federal and state law regarding the compensability of meal periods and, in the process, minimize the risk of such lawsuits.
Being a mail carrier is a demanding job. Sure, it may look luxurious if you live in a rural town. You get to drive around all day and never have to leave the comfort of your vehicle. For one mail carrier in New Jersey, however, working in a rural town appears to be more of […]
By Kevin J. Skelly, JD The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey recently heard a former employee’s claim that he wasn’t paid for unused vacation and sick time. This case highlights a common issue faced by many employers.
By Jeffrey A. Gruen The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit— which covers Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania—recently found that an employer can be liable for interference with an employee’s Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) rights when it denies leave on the basis of a vague medical certification without first providing notice […]
Say that three times fast! We all know that flatulence is a part of our bodily functions, but most of us know when it’s appropriate to cut the cheese, and when it’s not. For one man, though, his frequent flatulence caused his termination. Was this disability discrimination or a load of hot air?
By Arielle B. Sepulveda, JD The U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania—recently ruled that an employee who worked on both large trucks—the operation of which is exclusively regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)—and smaller vehicles was entitled to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
By Jessica Arnold, JD The 3rd Circuit— which covers Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania—recently affirmed the dismissal of a former employee’s retaliation claim under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), finding the employer’s approval of his request for intermittent leave at the time of his discharge was insufficient to establish a causal connection between […]
Did your teachers accept your excuses for being tardy when you were in school, or were you given a detention anyway? Well, a school board had to deal with someone who was late nearly one third of the time—but it was a teacher!
Being fired for being a hero isn’t rare in the history of HRSBT. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that the hero in this story was fired as well!