Labor alleges H-2A visa violations

  • March 12, 2018

The Department of Labor has filed suit against a northern Washington berry farm for violating the labor provisions of the H-2A visa program by favoring foreign workers...

Contract can limit where lawsuit is filed

  • March 06, 2018

Employers with employees who work from home or far from the main office sometimes find themselves facing litigation in a state far from the main office. Making clear up...

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...