By Cathleen S. Yonahara Under California law, employers may not retaliate against employees for reporting illegal activity to law enforcement. However, an employer did just that when it fired a worker for filing a police report after the worker’s wedding ring was stolen while on the job—and that action proved to be an expensive error […]
We have a warehouse employee who has exhausted all of her FMLA for this calendar year. She was released to return full time with a light duty restriction of only being able to lift 10 pounds. We have not had enough work to give her due to the restriction so she’s only been working 20 […]
One of the Affordable Care Act’s many (many) provisions required employers with 200 or more employees to automatically enroll employees into the employer’s lowest-cost healthcare plan if employees failed to either select a plan or opt out of coverage. That provision had not yet gone into effect, however, as enforcement was on hold pending the […]
By Susan Schoenfeld, JD The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has made it well known that compensation inequality is at the top of its enforcement agenda. In its fiscal year 2016 budget, the OFCCP says it will continue to focus on systemic compensation cases where agency reviews can have the greatest impact.
Employers should always take a very strong stance against sexual harassment in the workplace, and not even Santa Claus is above the law. Consider the following not-so-jolly tale submitted to the HR Daily Advisor by Attorney Francis M. Drelling.
For many, the workplace is a prime opportunity to meet someone you may eventually have a romantic interest in. You’ve already got something in common and you can get to know one another quickly.
Just last week, Mark Wahlberg filed a formal petition with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts seeking a pardon for his 1988 criminal convictions for assault and battery by a dangerous weapon and possession of marijuana, amongst others. These crimes occurred well before Wahlberg became the public figure we all know from his work as an actor […]
“Active shooter”—the hope is you’ll never have to face that terrifying situation, but it’s wise to be prepared should the worst happen, says Attorney Edwin G. Foulke Jr. Organizations need a plan for how to respond to reduce the risk of devastating consequences.
Nearly 90% of the 2,662 HR professionals that took our 2014 Policy Practices survey reported that their organization had formalized employee workplace policies. How are policies distributed to employees? Do they include “at will” disclaimers? Are employees required to confirm receipt? How effectively are policies enforced? How often are they updated? How has recent “ban […]
PTO banks can be a great way to simplify time off requests. They can also be a way to ensure that salaried employees do not take advantage of their salaried status and take time off without boundaries. However, when poorly administered, PTO can cause employees to lose their exemptions. PTO helps to bridge the gap […]