True confession time. I have a Pavlovian response to the
new message chime on my iPhone. I can't help myself. When my phone beeps, I
reach for it. I have no choice.
I'm an exempt employee, which means that I am paid a
weekly salary, with...
In celebration of the FMLA's 20th anniversary, the Department of Labor released the results of a survey of
employers on their experiences managing the statute. According to the DOL,
" employers generally find it easy to comply with the law...
EEOC announced that it has filed a lawsuit against a Charlotte
security-services company on behalf of a group of male employees who claim that
their same-sex captain and lieutenant sexually harassment them.
This news comes on the...
Last year, I railed against the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act , a bill
that, if passed, would require employers to make a reasonable accommodation for
an employee's pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions. I argued
that the law does...
Recently, Proskauer Rose published the results of its
second survey covering social media in the workplace. Social Media in the Workplace Around the World 2.0 [pdf]
questioned 250 multinational businesses on their social media policies and
Michigan is poised to become the 24th state to enact a
right-to-work law . These laws prohibit agreements between labor unions and
employers that require employees to pay union dues as a condition of their
employment, whether or not the employees are...
Let's say an employee sues you, claiming that you
withheld certain wages owed under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In addition to
defending the lawsuit, you make her what is called an "offer of judgment" to
make her whole for all wages...