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Q. With Valentine’s Day around the corner and love in the air, I think it would be an opportune time to convince our employee to take her husband’s last name.
If an agreement includes specific disciplinary provisions, it’s up to an arbitrator to determine if an employee violated the rules. But if the agreement spells out the punishment, the arbitrator is not free to modify the penalty.
The fate of the Department of Labor’s long-delayed new overtime pay rules will not be known for several more weeks. That doesn’t bode well for their eventual enactment.
Summit Brewing in St. Paul is suing its former vice president of sales for providing trade secrets to a direct competitor.

If you advertise job openings and someone does not apply, they’re going to have a hard time proving that you discriminated against them.

A federal appeals court has decided ADA disability discrimination claims can continue even though the employee has died.
All the math adds up to one conclusion: Employers better get their pay systems right.
An employer has learned the hard way that taking draconian action against an employee who might have filed false harassment charges usually isn’t a good idea.
Retaliation passed race discrimination as the most common EEOC charge in 2009.
If you use arbitration agreements to resolve workplace disputes, make sure you can prove that the employee actually agreed to the terms.
Employees who claim their employers discriminated against them must be able to prove that they suffered some sort of action that was “adverse,” not merely uncomfortable, inconvenient or even unfair.
A dramatic reduction in the regulatory burden may be largely illusory, for several reasons.
Law school dean and former NLRB member Alexander Acosta is the Trump administration's new pick to become Secretary of Labor.
Employers that retaliate against employees who file Fair Labor Standards Act claims don’t just face the prospect of owing back pay, plus double that amount in liquidated damages. They also potentially face a damage award for emotional distress.
Unions have the right to try to organize. Employers have the right to oppose unionization.
Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s nominee to become Secretary of Labor, got a preview of the tough questioning that he was to expect Feb. 16 during his scheduled confirmation hearings.
If you fire someone because the way she dresses causes drama in the workplace, you may face a sex discrimination and harassment claim.
If you are tempted to use obscure provisions of California’s labor and employment laws to pay your employees, make sure you (and your attorney) pay close attention to the details.
Brush up on the various types of visas and what’s required of noncitizen workers.
The U.S. Department of Labor has initiated disbarment proceedings against the New York City company that holds the contract to operate the U.S. Senate’s cafeteria in Washington, D.C.
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