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Employment Law

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Restaurant manager Peter Ball knew that one of his waiters was preparing to sue the restaurant for unpaid overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). When Ball alerted the company ...
If you run into trouble with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), look into mediating your dispute rather than going to court. Reason: While only ...
If you thought contracting for temporary and contingent workers would save you headaches, you may be reaching for the aspirin again. Temps used to need permission ...
It would be an understatement to describe the working relationship between nurse Gary Hamner and the hospital's medical director as poor. Hamner, a homosexual, says ...
Pay extra attention to safety when your company is going through labor unrest. Reason: A new study shows that the likelihood of a federal safety inspection ...
Unless you have a good business reason, steer clear of preventing workers from talking to each other in their native language. In September ...
Under a new Equal Employment Opportunity Commission settlement, a group of valet/bellmen will collect $120,000 each from the upscale California hotel ...
Federal employment laws protect workers from cradle to grave, but in very different ways. For young workers, the law prevents them from performing dangerous ...
Your company has an employee suggestion program, and you’re dying to submit your brainstorm and collect a nice reward. Not so fast. Research your employer’s policy.
A federal appeals court says that people who pose as job applicants solely to find out if a company discriminates in hiring can still sue the employer under Title VII. These ...
Philip Mauro was hired for a carpenter/foreman job with the understanding that his work had to coincide with his daughter's day care hours, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and that ...
If you're confused about when you can ask an employee about his medical condition or medical tests, new guidance from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) tries to clear up ...
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently said its inspectors no longer will "routinely" ask employers for the results from a company's own ...
Courts say your company has a responsibility to keep workers and customers safe from dangers that it can "reasonably anticipate." With nearly 2 million assaults ...
If one of your employees wants to bring a co-worker along to an investigative meeting that could result in discipline, you'd better let him. Union employees ...
Redd Pest Control tried to turn its financial fortunes around by setting a $7,500 per-month quota for each technician's route. Wayne Foster and Isadore Smith ...
Faced with a bad situation, Wax Works record stores managed to make it even worse, and paid a big price. One of Wax Works' store managers, Kerry Ogden, had compiled ...
Mario Echazabal worked for contractors at a Chevron oil refinery in California for 20 years before he applied to work directly for the company in the same unit. But Chevron refused ...
John Ramirez's union asked him to apply for a welder's job to help organize the workers. He got the job and quickly started rallying support for a union bid. But ...
Barbara Fleming, a nurse at a women's prison, complained to her direct supervisor that other employees were providing inmates medication under expired prescriptions. When her oral complaint got no response, ...
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