Category: Employment Law

Employment law is the bread and butter of the HR Daily Advisor. Check out articles from this topic to see what the latest rules and regulations are, as well as track important employment law cases.

3 Strategies to Ameliorate Workplace Anxiety

These are anxious times. A slow and unevenly shared economic recovery has engendered widespread feelings of anger and despair. Hard work doesn’t seem to bring success anymore. The business world appears harsher than ever. Automation and artificial intelligence, once figments of our imagination, now appear to be a real threat to a wide swath of […]

Helping Workers Struggling With Personal Issues Helps the Team

Question: We have received several complaints from employees about two coworkers who are having a hard time keeping their personal lives out of the workplace. The employees claim it is affecting their ability to concentrate and feel comfortable at work. One is going through a divorce and supposedly cries to his coworkers. The other is […]

DOL Proposes Change in How to Determine Regular Rate of Pay

With a stated aim of providing clarification on how to determine employees’ regular rate of pay, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a new proposed rule updating what forms of payment employers can include and exclude in the “time and one-half” overtime pay calculation.

Basketball Rules in the HR World

Basketball is my favorite sport, and the heart of the college basketball season is nearing an exciting conclusion—the buzzer beaters, the rivalries, the upsets, and the drama of teams trying to earn victory in the national tournament. All of this made for an exciting March and helped to get us through the remainder of the […]


There’s Nothing Regular About Calculating an Employee’s ‘Regular Rate of Pay’

In October 2018, the Trump administration unveiled its Fall 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. The agenda emphasizes regulatory restraint and underscores the administration’s commitment to a more business-friendly regulatory framework, noting that “in general, the [U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)] will work to assist employees and employers to meet their needs in […]

Wait, I Can’t Do That? Top 5 Obscure Legal Protections for Employers

Many states, like Massachusetts, are “at-will” states, which means employers are free to terminate employees for any reason or no reason, with or without cause or advance notice. But there’s a critical exception to the employment-at-will rule: an employee may not be terminated for any reason that’s forbidden by law.