The National Labor Relations Board, the federal agency charged with enforcing the National Labor Relations Act, has increased its focus on employer/employee communications. This matters to all employers, whether or not their employees are represented by a union.
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When an employee has a life-threatening and acute illness, he may need time off to recover. That’s a legitimate use of FMLA leave. But what if the employee fully recovers and comes back to work with a clean bill of health from his doctors, yet still feels weaker, more fatigued and not quite back to full health?
Q. Is it true that according to federal law, employees must be paid within two weeks of completing their work, no matter the excuse (computer glitch, etc.)?
Q. Many of our part-time warehouse employees have recently been putting in well over 40 hours per week. Do we have an obligation to change their status to full time?
More and more employees use cellphones and smartphones to get their work done, something many employers encourage in the name of greater efficiency. But there’s a downside: significant safety and financial risks created by employees who use mobile devices while driving. Here's some common-sense perspective on protecting your employees ... and your bottom line.