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When you suspect that an employee has a drug or alcohol abuse problem that is affecting job performance, be careful not to mishandle the situation.
Giving additional work to someone you want to get rid of can backfire, especially when the situation looks suspiciously like a set-up.
New York employers could be facing higher salary thresholds for exempt workers. They are also confronting a new workplace challenge: the distraction of legal fantasy sports betting.
An employee doesn’t have to tell HR about a disability to gain protection from discrimination. It’s enough for the employee to tell her supervisor.
The state of New York may be about to consider legislation that would create a system of “portable” benefits that would give independent contractors some of the advantages employees have.
The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit to require Google to provide pay data and documents relating to employees working at the company’s California headquarters.
Grand Healthcare System, headquartered in Queens, will pay $2,006,796  to 844 employees in five locations after the company improperly classified the employees as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act.
An Indian restaurant and banquet hall in Garden City, N.Y., will pay $285,800 in back wages and liquidated damages to 24 workers to resolve allegations it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Hearings to confirm fast-food executive Andrew Puzder as the Trump administration’s Secretary of Labor may not occur until February.
Employees don’t get a pass on bad behavior just because they are disabled.
The owner of three Buffalo area gas stations will pay $84,000 in back pay to 41 employees.
Before you demote an employee who is returning from a lengthy medical leave, consider whether he might file and possibly win a disability discrimination claim.
Disabled workers are entitled to reasonable accommodations during all phases of employment, including during the application process and employer-mandated training before they start working.
Confirmation hearings for Andrew Puzder, President-elect Trump’s nominee to become secretary of labor, were set to take place Jan. 12 before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
A federal court has ordered an FMLA interference case to be sent to arbitration pursuant to an agreement an employee signed when he was hired.
Expect both houses of Congress to use their power to reshape the employment law landscape.
Are all your employees performing the same tasks as when they were hired? Probably not.
Progressive discipline may end up becoming a trap for employers that don’t scrupulously honor the underlying purpose of the rule being implemented.
The right to take FMLA leave ends when employment ends.
If you orally inform an employee that she will not be getting a promotion, an accommodation or some other benefit, make sure you note when that happened and what you said.
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