New England Patriots signal caller Tom Brady is arguably the best quarterback of all time. Many have referred to him as the GOAT: greatest of all time. That is because of his many Super Bowl victories, the records he has broken, and the fact he has been at the top of his game for 20 […]
Late last year, California passed Assembly Bill 5—otherwise known as AB5—that makes it harder to classify workers as independent contractors. The new law, which is currently on hold pending on the outcomes of several lawsuits filed by California businesses, would move some gig workers to employees and entitle them to benefits like sick leave, unemployment […]
Part of ordinary business operations involves letting employees go. How you let them go and, perhaps more importantly, how they feel about being let go can have a large impact on what happens next. You don’t have to be an expert to understand that when former employees feel their termination was unjust, they are far […]
The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) request for input on protection for employees who engage in profane and offensive speech signals that it may be considering a change in the factors it considers when determining if an individual’s comments go beyond what’s protected by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
In the following case, a procedural error resulted in the dismissal of two employees’ claims against their employer. However, one of the employees saw her case revived after the other employee abandoned her claim while the issue was being appealed.
Taco Bell permits employees to buy a reduced-price meal but requires them to eat the meal in the restaurant. Does that turn what would otherwise be an unpaid meal break into paid time? No, according to a recent decision from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to all California employers).
In physical, labor-intensive jobs, companies are often concerned about both the ability of employees to be able to do the work and the potential liability for workplace injuries.
If your employee’s religious clothing poses a potential safety risk, you can tell them to not wear it, right? Though that might seem logical from a safety perspective, managers need to concern themselves with a discrimination and compliance perspective as well. As is so often the case, the matter is complicated, and some consideration of […]
It’s no secret that a severance agreement can be an effective risk-management tool. When done right, the separation agreement will forever bar legal claims by the employee who signs it. The question is: do you do yours right?
Over the Memorial Day weekend, I listened to a five-part ESPN 30 for 30 podcast series entitled Bikram. The series discussed the rise and fall of yoga guru Bikram Choudhury. As an occasional practitioner of Choudhury’s method of yoga, I was somewhat familiar with the accusations of sexual misconduct made against him that ultimately resulted […]