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Asking employees to perform even a minimal amount of work while they're out on an FMLA absence could spark a lawsuit. And firing someone for refusing to pirtch in while out on leave almost surely will ...

When your organization faces an employment lawsuit, you may end up in a room with an attorney and a tape recorder, explaining what you know. Depositions can be nerve-rattling and the employee's lawyers will try anything to discredit and challenge your testimony ...

Like most organizations, your organization probably needs to squeeze more productivity out of fewer employees these days. That may mean requiring some hourly employees to work overtime, even if they don't want to. But, if handled incorrectly, mandatory overtime can smother morale, create management-employee tensions and spark legal disputes ... 

Everything is done by e-mail these days, but the American worker still isn't ready yet to be fired that way ...

While 88 percent of smaller businesses agree that it makes sense to have a business-continuity plan, only 39 percent actually have one, according to a new Ad Council survey ...

The ADA requires employers to work with disabled employees to arrive at a reasonable accommodation. But that doesn't mean you have to give employees exactly the accommodation they want ...

Pennsylvania mirrors America's growing diversity in many ways. Today, mosques occupy old churches; co-workers wear burqas and yarmulkes; and some employees request "prayer breaks." Religious diversity is a reason for celebration in a pluralistic society, but it also presents challenges in the workplace ...

The Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collections Law, the state law that requires you to pay workers on time, also says you must pay employees' legal fees when you violate the law ...

If you're a religious organization, don't be intimidated by employees invoking anti-discrimination laws as a way to protest your legitimate religious mission. When it comes to how you manage religious staff, government must keep its hands off ...

The EEOC filed a religious discrimination lawsuit last month against the Aldi supermarket chain after the two parties failed to reach a settlement ...

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