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Employment Law

Need employment law advice? Your employee’s hungry attorney knows the latest on employment at will, reasonable accommodations, and more.

Minimize employer liability, optimize labor relations, bullet-proof your employee handbook and update your knowledge of ADA guidelines with our employment law advice.

When employees tell you they're ready to return from leave taken under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), restore their jobs as soon as possible. Once employees are capable of ...
Here's a vexing question faced by many HR professionals: Can employees be considered "disabled" under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) even if their disability can be controlled by medication or ...
Now's a good time to make sure your organization is complying with child labor laws and doing all it can to
prevent harassment against young employees.
Why? With sexual ...
Issue: How to handle harassing behavior by your organization's top dogs. Risk: Going easy on them will come back to haunt you; courts hold higher-ups to a higher standard than ...
Issue: A poorly worded insurance policy can spark age discrimination lawsuits. Risk: If your policy excludes members of a protected class (age, race, gender, etc.)...
Issue: How far must you go to offer disabled employees a "reasonable accommodation" under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? Benefit: ADA doesn't ...
If you have a vague (or nonexistent) vacation policy, you're simply asking for a lawsuit. That's why it's important to make sure your organization clearly spells out whether employees can roll ...
It happens to every manager: You sit down to prepare a staff member’s review and realize you can remember only what the person has done the past few weeks. Or you allow only a single incident (good or bad) to color your assessment. If you’re relying solely on your memory to evaluate employee performance, you’re [...]
Federal anti-discrimination law says you must offer reasonable accommodations to employees' "sincerely held religious beliefs or practices," as long as the accommodation wouldn't place an undue hardship on your organization. But ...
Issue: Federal and state laws require you to file certain data about new employees. Risk: Many employers overlook those requirements, risking per-employee ...