Could this company really forbid one of its employees from drinking alcohol — both on the job and off the clock?
Pregnancy discrimination cases don’t get much stranger than this.
No question, the feds have gotten a lot more aggressive in enforcing laws against pregnancy discrimination. And employers shouldn’t expect that business considerations will serve as a shield against prosecution.
A Colorado automotive group fired a woman who had been part of a lawsuit alleging the company fostered a sexually hostile work environment. And guess what? She filed another EEOC complaint, and the company’s now looking at a $50,000 settlement.
It’s Valentine’s Day, when romance blooms in the hearts of workers — and employers worry about sexual harassment claims.
According to a recent report, about 40% of U.S. companies enforce workplace bans on employees’ using social-media Web sites — and the number of bans is growing. Should your organization jump on the bandwagon? Or is there another choice?
Intermittent leave has rapidly become the No. 1 headache for HR/Benefits pros everywhere. But adding these measures to your FMLA policy will certainly ease the pain.
The EEOC’s latest proposed guidance covers a topic a lot of employers probably think they already know well: national origin discrimination. But the new guidance throws in a few wrinkles about what’s considered discriminatory — and how to stay in compliance — that employers need to know. The proposed guidance released by the EEOC expresses […]
Noting that there’s been an increase in lawsuits and complaints about bias against family caregivers, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a list of typical offenses — usually committed by frontline managers — that have led to charges against employers.
Do you have what it takes to make it through a retirement plan audit unscathed? A labor and employment law attorney has revealed the secrets to shrugging off the DOL’s compliance cops.
We’ve all put our foot in our mouth at one time or another, but you’d think job applicants would know better.
There’s a lot of debate about what companies should say when they’re asked about former employees. Here’s one big rule to keep in mind:
2012 saw the second-most religious bias complaints ever. Here’s Exhibits A and B.
Hardly anyone can be certain about complying with all the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act relating to overtime and white-collar exemptions. But you can adopt good policies that protect your company from penalties if someone does make a compliance blunder.
Right now Republican strategists are plotting how they’ll make good on their campaign promise to halt the president’s healthcare overhaul – and early indications are they have the power to tie it up in red tape.
When an employee’s disciplined, managers often hear a complaint that parents will recognize: “But so-and-so did the same thing and didn’t get in trouble!” If the employees in question are different races or genders, that can be the basis for a discrimination lawsuit — maybe.
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