Is an offer letter a legally binding employment contract? One employee thought his offer letter guaranteed him five years of employment with his company, but the 2nd Circuit ruled that wasn’t the case. Here’s what happened. Breach of contract? Steven Hodge was hired at Abaco LLC in New York. His signed offer letter discussed how […]
Recruitment firm made comments that were ‘ageist in nature.’
A lot of employers are struggling with all the unknowns of COVID-19. How long will you need to take these precautions in the workplace? What do you do when an employee comes down with the virus? What are your legal obligations? Employment lawyer David K. Fram of the National Employment Law Institute tells employers it […]
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A disabled employee failed a safety test and was fired, but now the company’s in hot water for not trying hard enough to find an ADA accommodation for the worker. Here’s a breakdown of the case. Suggested alternatives Mark Mlsna was a train conductor with Union Pacific who had a hearing disability. Employees were required […]
Here’s a snapshot of the major acts and agencies as of now to monitor as you move forward in this COVID-19 pandemic.
Can you fire an employee if their behavior outside of the office poses a risk to your business and other employees? This is exactly the question a court will soon consider. Out partying? Nicolas Prada worked as a waiter at Tomukun Noodle Bar in Michigan. When he began experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, Prada alerted his […]
Two employees recently voiced concerns about an employer-mandated dress code, and the EEOC backed up their religious bias claims. Here’s how a uniform requirement resulted in two firings and a lawsuit. Requested an accommodation Two employees at a Kroger grocery store in Arkansas were informed they’d need to wear an embroidered rainbow heart logo on […]