A federal judge in Pennsylvania held
this week that U.S. Steel had the right under the Americans with
Disabilities Act to conduct random alcohol tests on probationary
employees at a coke
plant , granting summary judgment to the company in...
We're having a PRESIDENT'S DAY SALE on people who share
too much on the Internet! We are overstocked!
Everything must go, go, go!
Much Flippin' Information ) is not only incredibly annoying, but it's also...
Employers, has this ever happened to you?
An employee in a critical-but-inflexible position -- say,
a customer service representative -- asks for "intermittent" leave
under the Family and Medical Leave Act. If the intermittent time off...
Happy new year, everybody! Although I've been on
vacation, the news never sleeps, and the Mayans were wrong. Accordingly, I have
a few items to catch you up on.
"Near occasion of sin" is a
legitimate ground for termination, Iowa court...
Remember that Supreme Court decision involving alleged
retaliation based on an oral complaint of violation of the Fair Labor Standards
Act? The plaintiff in the case is now going to get a jury trial.
In its 2011 decision in Kasten v.
Happy Thanksgiving, y'all! I know we have plenty to be miserable concerned about, but that is not my role today. Here, in no particular order, are five labor-and-employment-related things for which I am thankful. (Crabbiness returns next week.)
In tough economic times, harassment training tends to be
viewed as a luxury that can be gone without until things get better.
I understand this thinking, but harassment training on a
regular basis is never a "luxury." It's a "cost...