Finally - A Little Good News From the Supreme
Court for Employers
Daniel A. Kaplan
The decisions from the United States Supreme Court have
been less than friendly to employers during the past several years. The
expansion of retaliation claims...
Enacted in 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable
Care Act included a rule prohibiting a health flexible spending account (FSA)
or health reimbursement arrangement (HRA) from reimbursing over-the-counter
drug expenses unless the drug is prescribed...
On June 20, 2011, the United States Supreme Court sided
with Wal-Mart in a long-awaited decision regarding standards that apply to
class action cases. The new opinion makes it harder for plaintiffs to obtain
The case was brought...
Scene: Employee has performance issues. Employee notifies his supervisor that he needs leave for a medical condition. Employee calls in sick for two consecutive days, a Thursday and Friday, and returns to work the following Monday. Upon return, the employee...
Don't Work, Text, and Drive
By John S. Lord, Jr.
None of us should be texting and driving. None of our employees should ever be working, texting, and driving.
We all understand these common sense rules, but does your organization have...
NLRB Proposes to Change Its Election Case
On June 22, 2011, the NLRB issued a notice of proposed
rulemaking to amend its rules when processing a union election petition. (See 76 F.R. 36812 .) According to the notice...
Serving Two Masters Can Trigger Overtime
Gregory W. McClune
While it has been said that "no one can serve two
masters," in our modern society many people work for two or more employers at
the same time. This multiple employment...