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Many state and federal statutes make it unlawful for employers to retaliate against employees who file internal discrimination complaints or otherwise claim that some wrongdoing has occurred. These laws have specific, and limited, remedies.
While Texas law allows employers to make employees submit work-related claims to arbitration, there are ground rules. The first is that the employee must have notice that an arbitration policy is required as a condition of employment.
Q. We discovered that a beloved member of our kitchen staff has hepatitis A. I know that many protections exist for individuals with disabilities, but we are worried about him handling food. Can we reassign him to the front of the house as a host?
If you have employees in New York City, be aware of two new laws affecting your operations there. The first new law bars you from asking applicants about their prior compensation history. The second requires you to provide contract workers with a written agreement.
Do you collect biometric data on your employees? If so, be aware that more states are regulating how you collect, store and disseminate the sensitive information.
A “request for information” issued June 27 by the U.S. Department of Labor marks the first step in what could be many more months of wrangling over how much white-collar workers must earn before they’re no longer eligible for overtime pay.
Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta is making good on a promise he made during confirmation hearings earlier this year: The U.S. Department of Labor is bringing back opinion letters explaining how it interprets the laws it enforces, most notably the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Q. We discovered that one of our employees has a history of unprovoked violent fits due to schizophrenia. We certainly sympathize with our employee’s struggle, but we also worry about the safety of customers and other employees. Does state law allow us to fire him for this reason?
An employee who had a long history of filing internal discrimination claims has lost a retaliation lawsuit. She alleged her employer retaliated against her when it terminated her after she missed work for medical reasons, an absence her doctor believed might last indefinitely.
The former personal chef to rap star Sean Combs alleges that she was not paid overtime she was entitled to receive.
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