Following the NLRB’s recent ruling that Northwestern University football players are “employees” of the school, should they be paying taxes on their scholarship money?
A British company’s alternative to laying off employees: helping them get temporary jobs with competitors.
If you’ve never heard of the Trade Adjustment Assistance program, don’t worry. Most other people haven’t, either. And most people don’t know it’s a lifeline for some laid-off workers — and Congress just expanded the program.
Can the side effects of prescription medications qualify as disabilities all by themselves?
A woman files a gender discrimination charge against her employer. Her fiance works at the same company. Three weeks after the woman files her discrimination complaint, he gets fired. Retaliation?
There are plenty of legal tactics employers can use to lower their healthcare premiums. Firing workers over the age of 65 is not one of them.
A recent court ruling has expanded the reach of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.
In one recent case, a uniform, non-discriminatory hiring policy got the company hit with a big lawsuit.
Offering severance agreements that ask employees to waive the right to sue can help tough layoffs go smoother. But companies can’t forget these special rules regarding age discrimination claims.
As companies try to stay lean and mean, many are turning to formal cross-training programs to make sure they’re getting the most out of their staffs. Here are some ideas on how to get started.
When a company is forced to make layoffs, how do the remaining employees pick up the duties performed by departed workers? An office in Colorado came up with an idea, but we wouldn’t recommend it.
If any employee called a manager at your company a “drunken lemur,” you might consider disciplinary action. But what if the comparison between managers and small, intoxicated animals is posted as a cartoon on a bulletin board, instead?
There are right ways and wrong ways to preside over a layoff. The right ways can get everyone through it with as little pain as possible. The wrong ways can get you sued.
The U.S. Department of Labor has some handy legal advice for employers who are considering furloughs, layoffs or pay cuts.
These days, many employers are putting workers on mandatory furloughs. But they need to be careful when exempt employees are involved.
The need to trim staff put a huge strain on both employer and employee over the past few years. Here’s how one company pulled together and came out the other side — happier and more profitable.
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