These three cases are about as bad as sexual harassment lawsuits get.
Policies and Practices
For the seventh straight year, the number of wage and hour lawsuits filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has increased — and there are a number of reasons employers should fear the news is only going to get worse.
A friend recently bemoaned to me, “Quitting time doesn’t seem to exist anymore.” She’s not alone. Most newly remote employees struggle with work/life balance. People working from home log nearly an hour more each day than when they worked in an office, a study by the National Bureau of Economic Research recently found. But HR […]
The EEOC just issued its second-ever Strategic Enforcement Plan. This is a big deal. Here’s why.
Some employees work from home. Some exist on-site. Others settled in-between. One thing they have in common: new expectations. Employees have different work experience expectations – ranging from where and when they work to how and why they communicate. And they all still hope for the best. But their ideas of what the best is […]
Here’s a case that reminds us just why the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was established in the first place.
A healthcare company found out that the cost of complying with federal disability accommodation and discrimination laws is likely lower than what they’ll end up paying for violating them.
All employers must now determine whether employees who have the coronavirus contracted it at work, according to new guidance issued by OSHA. “To comply with the new enforcement guidance, whenever an employee becomes ill with COVID-19, an employer needs to conduct a mini-investigation,” said Annette Idalski, an attorney at Chamberlain Hrdlicka. OSHA’s new guidance, which […]
Here’s a good reason to dust off that employee handbook and re-familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of your policies. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently reviewed an employer’s handbook and issued memoranda, offering guidance on the legality of certain policies. What’s lawful, what’s not While not an official ruling from the NLRB, […]
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 […]
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has released its plan of attack for the next several years. And the agency wants to hear your opinion of it.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) may be cracking down on companies trying to control employees’ use of social media, but companies across the globe are taking steps to tighten standards on what workers should be allowed to say on the Internet.
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