Employers take a risk when they classify someone
performing services for them as an independent contractor instead of an
employee. Because employers owe contractors far fewer obligations than
employees, employers risk each of the following if a court...
Carcorp hired Barry Elam to work in its finance
department. A few months into his employment with Carcorp, Elam sued his prior
employer, Bob McDorman Chevrolet, claiming that it had wrongfully fired him in
retaliation for his cooperating with an investigation...
Last year, the EEOC issued its long awaited Enforcement
Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment
Decisions under Title VII . While the Guidance was much more fair and
balanced than many employer advocates (me included...
The Rolling Stones famously sang, " You can't always get what
you want ." One employee recently got exactly what she wanted (and needed)
from her employer, yet filed a claim anyway. After taking to Facebook and
pleading to be fired, she...
It is no secret that health care costs for employers and
their employees are out of control in this country. Many employers have
attempted to hold down these rising costs by offering wellness-program
incentives - insurance premium reductions to employees...
According to a survey released yesterday by the Pew Internet & American
Life Project , 61 percent of Americans own a smartphone. Employers need to
pay attention to this number. Ownership of smartphones has reached a critical
mass in our society...
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