This year’s influenza outbreak has sickened millions of people across the country, leaving employers struggling to cover for employees who are out sick and searching for ways to prevent others from coming down with the flu. But dealing with germ control and sick days is only the beginning. Legal issues also can come into play.
Shock Jock Howard Stern took an unexpected day off from his radio show last week which prompted a firestorm of speculation on social media as to the underlying reason for his absence. Although Stern’s absence was initially attributed to a “personal day,” many fans speculated that Stern’s sick father was the real reason he missed […]
An employer’s attendance policy violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because it was too rigid, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has alleged in a lawsuit.
By John S. Gannon, JD, Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C As employment litigation becomes more and more prevalent, employers are left wondering whether it’s ever safe to fire employees who violate company policy. Courts and administrative agencies have ruled against employers that have fired employees for improprieties such as shouting obscenities in the workplace or […]
Yesterday we learned about recent Department of Labor (DOL) guidelines concerning pregnant employees. Today we’ll hear some of the guidelines provided by the Job Accommodation Network (JAN).
We are requiring some nonexempt hourly employees to attend after hours training. The training is related to their jobs, and is mandatory. Should these employees get paid for their training time?
If you make an offer to a candidate that is contingent on passing your training classes, can you make those training classes unpaid?
The results are in and show that 92.5% of the organizations represented by our response pool conduct performance appraisals! Here are a few more highlights of the survey:
Besides vacation and sick days, what other types of paid or unpaid leave do you offer to your employees?
In yesterday’s Advisor, Lori Kleiman, SPHR, presented her 7 steps to an effective HR assessment; today, the challenges of the HR function along with a brief Q&A with Kleiman.