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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.
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.
The EEOC has taken steps to inform employees suffering from common conditions like depression about their workplace rights.
A long-running legal battle over a no-bid security camera contract is one step closer to resolution.
If a former employee unsuccessfully applies for a new job opening with you, your previous records can justify why you declined to rehire him or her.
The Department of Labor alleges that Tango Bakery’s owners failed to pay 20 workers $75,218 in overtime pay.
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas has converted a previous temporary injunction preventing implementation of the U.S. Department of Labor’s revised “persuader rule” into a permanent injunction that applies nationwide.
Sometimes, an employee facing discipline will fight back with allegations of her own. Handle those allegations separately from any pending disciplinary action, and be sure to carefully document each step of both processes.
Two employers have recently learned this lesson the hard way.
Any employer that does at least $500,000 worth of business is probably covered by the Fair Labor Standards Aact.
Chanhassan, Minn.-based Life Time Fitness will pay nearly a million dollars in back pay and liquidated damages to resolve charges it violated the Fair Labor Stan­d­­ards Act at fitness centers nationwide.
A federal court has ruled that an arbitration agreement that purported to apply to just about all possible employment-related claims now and in the future can also apply to subsequent failure-to-hire claims.
Sharp Healthcare, a San Diego regional hospital system, has agreed to pay $90,000 to a surgical scrub technician to settle charges it violated the ADA when it refused to hire her.
If Andrew Puzder is confirmed as the Trump administration’s Secretary of Labor, the Department of Labor is likely to execute a sharp U-turn away from the policies and regulatory practices of the last eight years.
Expect an employer-friendly National Labor Relations Board with President Trump in office.
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to an Obama administration request to fast-track an appeal of a federal judge’s injunction preventing new overtime rules from taking effect.
A worker reporting that a supervisor used a racially charged slur is protected from retaliation.
A Mexican restaurant outside Corpus Christi, Texas, has settled a Department of Labor lawsuit alleging it retaliated against a whistleblower employee.
The owners of four adult entertainment clubs in Houston will pay more than $1 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed against them by some of their dancers.
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