Q. One of my employees who recently quit has failed to pay back a personal charge he made on our corporate credit card. Can I simply deduct the amount of the charge from his last paycheck or withhold his final paycheck until he pays for the charge?
Q. Is an employer required to pay workers for their unused vacation days when they resign or are terminated?
Q. Can noncompetition agreements be enforced against at-will employees in Texas?
Q. Can you give me a rundown on the “card check” law everyone is so afraid will transform labor-management relations?
Q. What kind of documentation can an employer request to verify a worker’s contention that he suffers from a learning disability that requires accommodation? Must we pay for the evaluation?
Q. I recently heard that employers must now use a new I-9 form for new employees. Is this true?
Q. Our company just received a citation from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The proposed penalty is only $120. Is it worth getting a lawyer involved, or should we just go ahead and pay the fine?
Q. May an employer include language in its sexual harassment policy imposing discipline on employees who bring false claims of harassment?
Q. To accommodate out-of-state applicants, we want to conduct medical exams when workers interview on-site for jobs. The test results would be sealed and would be reviewed only if an applicant were offered and accepted a conditional offer of employment. This would reduce the number of trips an applicant would have to make before starting work. Would such an arrangement violate the ADA?
Q. I am the HR manager of a company with about 350 employees. I have just learned that the company is eliminating one product line and, as a result, there will be a layoff in that department. One of the employees who would be laid off is on FMLA leave. How do I handle this situation? …