NLRB must backtrack on joint employment

  • March 05, 2018

Browning-Ferris is back! The National Labor Relations Board on Feb. 26 vacated a December 2017 ruling—Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors—that overturned the...

CFRA: Light duty OK following injury

  • March 01, 2018

A California employer didn’t violate the California Family Rights Act when it allowed a worker to return to light-duty work following an on-the-job light injury.

Make contingency plans for DACA workers

  • February 28, 2018

Undocumented “dreamers” allowed to work legally in the United States through the Delayed Action on Childhood Arrivals program won a temporary reprieve Feb. 26 when...

MHRA doesn’t require interactive process

  • February 22, 2018

Disability protections under the Minnesota Human Rights Act differ from those set by the ADA. Employers covered only by the MHRA and not the ADA are free to reject a...

Work romance ends? Separate the former lovers

  • February 19, 2018

When a sexual relationship between a supervisor and a subordinate ends, there’s likely to be trouble in the workplace. If the subordinate is complaining about how her...

When stress warrants workers’ comp

  • February 08, 2018

An employee may claim her job is so stressful that she can no longer work and should receive workers’ comp benefits. That claim can succeed—if a court concludes that...

Lawsuit based on lies? Employer may win fees

  • January 29, 2018

Courts don’t want to dissuade employees from filing lawsuits by ordering workers to pay the employer’s legal fees. However, that’s not the case when an employee...