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The National Labor Relations Board recently made it more difficult for employers to withdraw recognition of an incumbent union. For the past 50 years, employers needed only a good-faith belief ...
There's no sense in becoming a pack rat if you don't need to. While the legal requirements to retain records are complex, you're probably safe in dumping those 1984 vacation-day requests. ...
John McMenemy was a lieutenant in the Rochester Fire Department as well as a union officer. He claimed the city twice passed him over for promotion because, while in his union ...
Barbara von Gunten's job as an environmental health aide forced her to spend most of the year in a two-person boat collecting water samples. She accused her boat mate of sexual ...
Alfredo Aviles refused to leave his work site after being suspended. He had to be escorted out by police. When Aviles was later spotted in a car near the entrance, a ...
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to tackle the vexing question of just how serious an impairment has to be before it's protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Courts ...
Don't believe everything you're hearing about the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision supporting arbitration in employment contracts. True, it gives you more freedom to require employees to settle disputes via ...
New York Life forbade employees to use their corporate American Express cards for personal items. But Phyllis Meloff says she got permission to use the card for her commuting costs as ...
Case 1: The 'sex'retary Lesley Gentry's boss constantly hugged her, kissed her and made suggestive comments, such as asking her to "try out the back counter" with him. He gave ...
When Ferguson Electric refused to hire David Carr because he was a union organizer, the company was found guilty of unfair labor practices and ordered to pay back wages. The company ...
Lynne Barrett told seven other employees, the CEO's son and two lawyers that her supervisor sexually harassed her. But she never reported the misconduct to any of the 12 managers designated ...
When Jack Jay tore his Achilles' tendon, his doctor said he shouldn't work anymore in a job that involved climbing. Unfortunately, his position as a millwright required him to climb stairs ...
Don't forget about ergonomics just because Congress scrapped the Clinton administration's controversial rules. Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) can still hurt your bottom line, ...
If you're weighing the costs of testing workers to predict future disabilities, don't forget to count the attorney fees. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently called genetic testing by ...
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is giving employers until Jan. 1, 2002, to comply with revised rules for keeping track of workplace injuries and illnesses. Among the changes, the ...
A CEO, an HR manager and an attorney walk into a bar .... If any joke in the workplace makes you think, "lawsuit!", you aren't alone. The laws requiring you ...
Vanessa Turpin suffered occasional seizures from a mild form of epilepsy. When Sara Lee shut down the plant where Turpin worked, she was transferred to another plant. However, she was bumped ...
Denise Davis missed a lot of work over more than five years due to maternity leaves and her Crohn's disease. During this time, her employer continued to accommodate Davis by ...
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals tossed out a jury award to Sherman Jones, who sued under state age discrimination law. Reason: When Jones filed his complaint with the Equal ...
The National Labor Relations Board ordered a company to reinstate workers and give them back pay for unfair labor practices. In doing so, the company's attorney found out Jose Castro lied ...
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