Human Resources News & Insights

Arbitrary maximum leave policy, disability discrimination costs retailer $8.6 million

Think the feds aren’t serious about enforcing laws against disability discrimination? Check this: A recent case is going to cost home improvement retailer Lowe’s a cool $8.6 million.

Lowe’s gets hammered in independent contractor settlement: $6.5 million

If your organization uses the services of independent contractors, here’s something to think about: Lowe’s Home Centers is on the hook to the tune of $6.5 million — plus legal fees — to settle a lawsuit filed by ICs who claimed they legally qualified as employees.