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Pleading ignorance is no defense if you are sued for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act. In fact, not bothering to learn the intricacies of wage-and-hour law may cost you even more than out-and-out cheating your employees does.

Coming up with an accommodation isn’t always easy. It’s OK to temporarily assign the worker to different tasks or another department while you figure it out.

The EEOC handled 89,385 charges of workplace discrimination in fiscal year 2017, an 8% decline compared to the year before.

An employee can collect punitive damages even if a jury finds that no other damages are due.

Here’s an important message for employers that may be considering rehiring someone who was fired after being accused of sexual harassment: There could be severe consequences, including, under Pennsylvania law, potential personal liability for the individual responsible for the rehiring decision.

California employers must be mindful that it is easier to qualify as disabled under California law than under the federal ADA.

Lowe’s Home Centers has agreed to pay $55,000 to settle charges it violated the ADA when it demoted a supervisor at its store in Cleburne, Texas.

The issue: Was an employee improperly classified as exempt instead of nonexempt? At stake: The possibility of being awarded back overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 per week.

In order for an employee to claim he or she suffered retaliation, some form of protected activity has to have occurred to precipitate the unlawful punishment. What constitutes protected activity depends on the specific law under which the employee claims protection. It’s not enough to merely complain about working conditions.

Some disabilities cause behavioral problems at work. A corollary is that some employees may try to excuse rule-breaking as a side effect of their medical conditions. Even if you suspect that’s what is going on, proceed with extreme care.

The U.S. Department of Labor on March 1 named the newest honoree in its Labor Hall of Fame: former President Ronald Reagan.

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 over an eligible U.S. citizen who wanted a job.

If confirmed, John Ring—currently co-chair of the labor/management practice at the Morgan Lewis law firm—would give Republicans a 3-2 majority on the NLRB.

Employees who engage in so-called protected activity under Title VII cannot be retaliated against for doing so. But the definition of protected activity is narrow.

Under the disability discrimination provisions of California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, employers are required to offer extended leave as a reasonable accommodation for disabled employees—as long as the employee provides an estimated return date.

Sometimes, it makes sense to simply agree to a disability accommodations request that sounds low-cost, easy to implement and convenient.

Follow these guides to crafting your company's sick-leave policy.

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 front that lawsuits can’t be filed elsewhere may help.

A Maryland furniture delivery company has agreed to pay a spurned job applicant $94,541 to atone for not granting a religious accommodation.

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

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