Shortly after a military reservist informed his supervisor about a possible and impending deployment, he was punished and fired. He claims it was discrimination.
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Although the decline in the manufacturing sector eliminated many good jobs for high school graduates, new research from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (Georgetown Center) in collaboration with global financial services firm JPMorgan Chase & Co. finds there are currently 30 million good jobs in the U.S. that pay well without […]
A warehouse maintenance worker who suffers from migraine headaches filed a suit against his former employer saying, among other things, that his supervisor retaliated against him for taking medical leave. The alleged retaliation included being denied certain refresher safety training.
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 […]
Yesterday’s Advisor provided a hypothetical case study that could be used in ethics training. Today, we discuss a real-world case that is also a learning experience—it drives home the importance of training managers in the supervision of telecommuters.
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.
Supervisors who direct employees to work during unpaid meal periods could be putting their employer at risk for a costly wage and hour lawsuit. Proper training can help educate supervisors about federal and state law regarding the compensability of meal periods and, in the process, minimize the legal risk.
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 […]