Is it legal to claw back maternity leave pay?

  • December 23, 2016

Q. Our maternity leave policy offers paid leave for female employees who plan to return to work after the birth of the child. If the employee quits before returning to...

What are the legal risks of layoffs?

  • September 14, 2016

Q. In recent months, a sharp decline in revenue has forced us to consider downsizing. What are the legal risks associated with a layoff, and how can we minimize them?

Discipline for attendance during FMLA leave?

  • April 29, 2015

Q. Before we could counsel an employee about ongoing attendance problems, she was approved for intermittent FMLA to care for her mother. However, she continues to have...

Is body odor a real disability?

  • September 21, 2013

Q. Several employees have requested that we talk to another employee who, frankly, smells bad. I know she has medical problems. Can we ask her to do something about...

Do OSHA and other laws cover telecommuting?

  • April 23, 2013

Q. We recently hired someone who will be working from home three days a week. Do OSHA’s regulations and standards apply to home offices? And are there any other...