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Those Walt Disney World “cast members” sweltering in the Florida sun were losing more than water weight as they pranced through the Magic Kingdom.
Supervisors need to avoid expressing frustration about a worker’s illness and its effect on operations or insurance cost. Any such criticism may be used against you should the employee have to be disciplined or discharged.
Q. Our policy prohibits employees from discussing their salaries and benefits with each other. This helps reduce untimely requests for raises, petty gossip and the inevitable questions about why one employee makes more than another. Is such a policy a good idea?
United Staffing in Fresno has agreed to settle charges it retaliated against an employee for filing a discrimination charge.
The bill, A.B. 5, would require employers to offer more hours to current, nonexempt employees before they could hire additional help.
Labor Secretary-designate Alexander Acosta refused to be pinned down on whether he would back the Obama administration’s never-enacted $47,476 overtime salary threshold rule.
When an employee files a sexual harassment or discrimination complaint, ensure no one tries to make life difficult for that employee. That could lead to a retaliation lawsuit—even if the underlying complaint isn’t serious enough to support a lawsuit.
An employer has won the right to pursue a contract counterclaim against a former employee based on a provision in the employee handbook.
A recent decision in a federal lawsuit shows the limits on the kind of employee data employers may seek when defending themselves against charges they violated overtime law.
If a worker files a harassment complaint and a supervisor decides to punish him by setting him up to violate a company rule, that can be retaliation. It doesn’t matter if the worker in question actually broke the rule.