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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.
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.
Progressive discipline may end up becoming a trap for employers that don’t scrupulously honor the underlying purpose of the rule being implemented.
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.
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