A nurse who makes a report under the Texas Occupations Code is protected from discipline because of that report. Discipline within 60 days is presumed to be retaliation. However, employers can rebut this presumption by showing the discipline was not related to the report.
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Does your organization test employees you suspect are under the influence of drugs and alcohol at work? If so, make sure you understand your obligation to disabled employees who may have been prescribed medications that can trigger a positive drug test response.
Labor Secretary Alex Acosta refused to name a target number when members of the House Education and Workforce Committee asked him about plans to raise the white-collar overtime salary threshold.
A progressive discipline system is the best way to correct employee performance problems. It’s also the best way to protect against wrongful termination lawsuits. It allows you to ensure that any employee fired because of inferior performance was treated fairly and in accordance with your company’s policies. Here’s a five-step model for progressive discipline:
When employees complain about discrimination or some other employment law violation, that’s generally considered protected activity. Punishing them in a way that affects pay may be unlawful retaliation.
When an employer in Pennsylvania revamped its break program by requiring workers to log out, it also decided the breaks would be unpaid. That flew in the face of decades of Department of Labor guidance—and provoked a lawsuit.
Average pay over the course of a workweek is what matters when it comes to determining if employees have received the proper minimum wages, according to a Nov. 15 ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Document the timing and explanation for all employment actions. It’s hard for employees to win lawsuits over transfers, demotions or discharges when the employer has records showing objective business reasons for the move.
HR often has vague policies for when they’ll share an employee’s confidential information. Fact: You can’t always promise an employee that her conversation with HR will be confidential.
An employee at a Lowe’s store in Cleburne, Texas claims the home improvement chain violated the ADA when it demoted him from his department manager position and cut his pay.