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, the 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. […]
With so many employers focused on how the legalization of medical and/or recreational marijuana might affect them, it’s understandable that companies may be less adept at dealing with worker drug and alcohol use. But the truth is, mishandling these situations can get you in as much legal trouble as not complying with your state’s marijuana […]
Developing a company policy for CBD oil use can get complicated.
In a recent opinion letter, the DOL decided that parents can use FMLA leave to attend their children’s specialized education meetings. For employers, this adds to the list yet another reason employees could qualify for FMLA leave. Meetings were essential The DOL’s opinion letter discussed a mother who needed to take intermittent FMLA leave to […]
An allegation of pregnancy discrimination and retaliation by a manager at its headquarters is yet another blow to Google’s reputation as an employer.
In this post-#MeToo world, nearly every HR pro has made sexual harassment prevention a top priority. But despite your best efforts, harassment isn’t going away. Research shows employees are just as likely to be sexually harassed now as they were before the #MeToo movement. Three misconceptions So why does this issue persist? Turns out, even […]