Fingerprint time tracking? Check state law

  • October 26, 2017

In recent years, employers have seized on biometric technologies such as fingerprint scanning as a way to control time-clock abuse. But before you rush out to buy the...

Beware small changes that could be retaliation

  • October 24, 2017

Punishing a worker for using FMLA leave is illegal retaliation—and the punishment doesn’t have to be something big like termination. Even seemingly minor acts can...

Court: Nursing mom entitled to light duty

  • September 22, 2017

In an important case that could carve out new rights for new mothers, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that employees returning to work after giving birth may...

DOL may change Obama-era tip pool rule

  • September 07, 2017

The Department of Labor has announced in its semi-annual Uniform Regulatory Agenda that it may scrap a tip-pooling rule enacted by the Obama administration. The existing...

Employees can almost always wear union logos

  • August 14, 2017

The National Labor Relations Act provides powerful support for employees who want to join a labor union. It generally permits employees to wear a union logo on their...

Not every suspension is retaliation

  • July 20, 2017

HR professionals sometimes warn managers that suspending an employee without pay can backfire—even if it’s for what seem like legitimate reasons. The problem...

Texas Supreme Court rules on disability

  • June 22, 2017

The Texas Supreme Court has reversed a lower court’s decision that urinary incontinence is not a disability under the state’s disability discrimination laws.