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In a big win for employers, the National Labor Relations Board has adopted a broad definition to distinguish independent contractors from employees, making it difficult for contractors to form or join a union.
These recent court cases are a good reminder that under the Whistleblower Protection Act, employees have a legal right to blow the whistle without retaliation or harassment.
Our employment law expert tackles intermittent FMLA, employee request to reduce hours and FMLA threshold compliance in this roundup of Ask the Attorney.
Recent DOL Opinion Letters bring back up the importance of the reasonable relationship test for exempt employees and how to use it to figure compensation.
While Title VII of the Civil Rights Act doesn't mention marital status, it can be the basis of a bias claim.
Never discount the possibility that some of your supervisors may be completely clueless about the legal trouble they might cause while managing pregnant staff.
Make lactation time and space a priority for 2019.
As flu season hits it's peak, double-check your company sick leave policies: Employees who are out with the flu may be entitled to FMLA leave.
A recent settlement shows just how much the DOL dislikes seeing employers game the system by trying to classify employees as independent contractors.
In early November, the Department of Labor issued four opinion letters in in response to employer requests about the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
With 2019 just around the corner, now is the time to preview labor and employment laws that will soon affect employers.
The Equal Pay Act of 1963 is a pretty straightforward law. But are your organization's policies violating it? Answer the following six questions to see.
This recent sexual harassment lawsuit case proves that if the matter gets to court, the more details you can provide, the better.
How to handle PTO issues and comply with the FLSA, and more questions, answered by a lawyer with expert experience in a variety of workplace issues.
A look at the current state of LGBT anti-discrimination and employee rights and and what to expect to happen in the courts in 2019.
No matter how fair you have been, always assume an employee who has been disciplined will sue, alleging some form of discrimination. Be prepared!
It's never a good idea to diagnose or suspect your employees of a disability. If you suspect an employee may be disabled, keep it to yourself.
How to create a voluntary affirmative action policy that doesn't stray too far from certain employment laws.
The Department of Labor has issued an opinion letter confirming activities for which tipped workers need not be paid extra.
Employers must reasonably accommodate disabled workers so they can perform the essential functions of their jobs. But at what point does absenteeism make it impossible for the worker to perform the job?
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