Generally, simply calling in sick doesn’t trigger an employer’s obligations to offer FMLA leave. But what if the employee was very specific about his medical condition when he first called in and clearly was eligible for FMLA leave for that first absence? Does he have to be equally specific later?
After the EEOC concluded that a female partner in the Philadelphia office of the Greenberg Traurig law firm had been underpaid by $50,000, she decided to get even.
Absent a union contract or other established rule, you don’t have to use seniority to decide which employee should be laid off. You can use any objective measure.
No doubt your company has a sexual harassment policy in place. However, it may have been drafted long ago and may have been long ignored by supervisors and subordinates alike. If you suspect this is the case, it’s time to dust off the document, review it and start making sure all your supervisors and managers take it seriously.
The National Labor Relations Board has ruled against the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, holding that the casino violated the National Labor Relations Act when it refused to bargain in good faith with the casino guards’ duly-elected union.
A race discrimination lawsuit filed in 2011 by a former Pennsylvania State Police corporal got complicated late last year when allegations of other troopers’ overseas sexual hijinks surfaced.
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has begun sending Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters to federal contractors, warning that they may soon be subject to a compliance review or audit.
When a good employee with no disciplinary record suddenly turns into a bad employee following FMLA leave, watch out. You may have on your hands a bitter supervisor who wants to punish the employee for disrupting workflow, creating scheduling hassles and otherwise making life more difficult. Before approving discipline or a poor evaluation, look deeper.
The EEOC has great power and considerable autonomy when investigating employers. But that doesn’t mean the commission has carte blanche to do whatever it wants. In fact, courts have recently issued rulings that place significant curbs on some EEOC practices.
The Rite-Aid drugstore chain, based in Camp Hill, will end 14 different overtime lawsuits with one huge settlement of more than $27 million. Plaintiffs had alleged the company misclassified assistant managers and co-managers to avoid paying them overtime.