Q. If an employee is leaving the company and they request to take with them a copy of their complete personnel file, do they have the right to receive it? If so, does that include all records from their separate medical file and any confidential files?
Not too many workers are absolutely wild about their benefits packages.
Sometimes, a marginal worker shows promise and immediate termination isn’t warranted. Plus, you’re concerned that a lawsuit may follow the firing. In such cases, consider drafting a last-chance agreement for the employee.
A bill working its way through the House of Representatives would allow private-sector employers to offer comp time in lieu of overtime pay.
Health insurance remains the employer-provided benefit employees value most, followed by retirement savings.
Add Minnesota to the growing list of states where conservative legislators are trying to overturn local ordinances raising the minimum wage.
President Trump has long believed that foreign H-1B visa holders take good jobs from American workers. The visas are intended to help employers fill technical jobs for which not enough American workers can be found.
Q. We are a small business and cannot afford to have employees out for extended leaves. One of our employees will be on jury duty for a trial that we’re told could continue for at least a month. Do we have to keep her job open to her when the trial is over?
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: A federal court has agreed to a Department of Labor administration request to postpone its defense of the yet-to-be-enacted overtime rules finalized last year.
Employees are feeling better about the economy as perceptions about job opportunities and job-seeking activity both increase.