In one of a recent string of employee misclassification cases, the owners of a Philadelphia strip club made dancers sign contracts stating they were independent contractors, rather than employees of the club. But an appeals court agreed with a jury that the employer exerted “overwhelming control” over the terms of the dancers’ work and upheld […]
Time to double-check your social media policies. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has released a 2018 advice memo from its Office of General Counsel regarding “whether various Employer [CVS Health] social media rules are unlawfully overbroad“ under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The memo delivers mixed news for employers — the NLRB found […]
Any HR pro would raise an eyebrow reading the broad outline of this FMLA abuse investigation. An employee schedules a knee surgery, then postpones that procedure to have a different operation done to remove a tumor on his foot. While he’s out on FMLA leave, an employee takes a vacation trip to Mexico. After he […]
Ageism continues costing employers dearly. The Los Angeles Times is on the hook for a $15.4 million jury award for demoting an older worker. It’s the most recent example of just how much emphasis HR pros should put on educating managers and executives on how to avoid age discrimination. Former LA Times sports columnist T.J. […]
An allegation of pregnancy discrimination and retaliation by a manager at its headquarters is yet another blow to Google’s reputation as an employer.
Performance management processes and procedures have evolved at a blistering pace, perhaps faster than any other part of the Human Resources discipline. PM has transitioned from an industrial-age framework focused on maintaining consistent production schedules and quality to a flexible – and interconnected – tracking, coaching and talent development tool. Technology capabilities and limitations often […]
The U.S. House of Representatives voted July 10 to eliminate limits on the percentage of employment-based permanent residency work visas (green cards) awarded to immigrants from any one country. The measure would apply to two types of work visas – EB-2 visas, for workers with advanced degrees or exceptional ability and EB-3 visas, for skilled […]
California law now prohibits employers from implementing dress and appearance policies that discriminate against employees or job applicants based on how they wear their hair.
Courts have historically found marijuana-positive drug tests sufficient grounds to terminate an employee or refuse to hire someone. Employers were safe to move forward without worrying about whether the individual was approved to use medical marijuana or if an employee was actually impaired while at work. Now, however, many states and local jurisdictions are enacting […]
The HRMorning team joined 20,000 other HR pros at the Society for Human Resource Management’s annual conference and expo in Las Vegas June 23 – 26. Here’s some of what we learned about employee financial wellness benefits programs. Helping employees achieve and maintain financial wellness was a hot topic at the SHRM conference as employers […]