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Lisa Stam
Benefits During the Notice Period

Terminating an employee's employment without cause in Canada comes at a price. The various employment acts and codes set out the requirements for termination notice or pay in lieu of notice (and in Ontario and federal workplaces, severance pay in...

Eric Meyer
There are employee perks. And then there are Google-employee perks...

I came across this article from Meghan Casserly on Forbes.com, which discusses the benefits that Google provides its employees and their families. One of my favorite bloggers in the HR/employment-law space, Mark Toth , lives by the mantra that companies...

Philip Miles
Locking Janitors in Wal-Mart - False Imprisonment? - COTW #104

Yesterday, the Third Circuit issued its opinion in Zavala v. Wal Mart Stores, Inc. , and it's the Case of the Week. It's just your standard RICO, false imprisonment, FLSA collective action . . . huh? Yeah, it's complicated. The Court includes...

Donna Ballman
My Employer Says I Have To Resign. What Should I Do?

Suzanne Lucas, the not-at-all-evil Evil HR Lady at CBS Money Watch, wrote an interesting piece about being forced to resign , and I wanted to talk some more about this important issue here. I get this issue all the time. People come to me and say, "I...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
E.D. Pa. Dismisses Nurses' Claims for Missed Meal Breaks

Essentially, the FLSA contains just two requirements for non-exempt employees: (1) that the employees be paid minimum wage; and (2) that they are compensated at a rate at least one and one-half times the regular rate for all time worked in excess of 40...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
Facebook "Like" as 1st Am. Speech: The Appeal

Does a Facebook "Like" constitute speech for the purposes of the 1st Amendment? In April, a federal judge in Virginia concluded that it did not in Bland v. Roberts (E.D. Va. Apr. 24, 2012) . Many legal spectators, including me, disagreed with...