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Q. If, according to the revised Labor Department regulations, we've been improperly classifying certain employees, would we need to go back and reimburse them? At that time, we thought they were properly classified. —Becky, Texas
Q. We're a nonprofit, and we offer health insurance to our employees. If an employee is enrolled in the health plan and voluntarily quits, are we required to offer COBRA? Or does our nonprofit status let us off the hook? —A.B., Tennessee
Q. Is there a law that states the number of hours necessary to be considered full time for being eligible for paid holidays? Our handbook says an employee who works fewer than 40 hours a week is considered part time. An employee who works 34 hours a week wonders if he should be eligible for paid holidays. Our handbook says he's not. Is that OK? —B.D., Michigan
Q. We recently lost a union election, 6-3. What can employees who did not want any part of the union do now? Is there any way for them to get out of this? —K.F., Pennsylvania
Q. Our CEO changes his mind constantly. After we agree on a project, he'll come back to me a day or two later with a different plan. How can I pin him down? —L.G., South Carolina
Q. Do you recommend mediation for resolving employment disputes? —N.B., Minnesota
Q. Can we legally prohibit female workers from breast-feeding at work? —R.B., California
The Texas Employee Confidence Index recently reached a high for 2006. The index, which measures adult workers' confidence in their personal employment situation, hit 62.7 in July, up from 60.7 in June and 58.4 in May ...
Q. We run a carry-out/catering kitchen. Can we legally tell all of our employees and customers that they can't smoke on the property? —L.D., Maryland