Rochester paralegal’s job goes up in smoke

  • September 03, 2008

The Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division, upheld the firing of Karen Kridel, a former paralegal with Dibble & Miller, PC, in Rochester, for taking smoking...

What to do when employee is caught stealing

  • July 25, 2008

Q. While a manager at one of our locations was on vacation, we performed an audit of her books and discovered that she had written unauthorized checks to herself...

Are employee assistance programs required?

  • July 18, 2008

Q. I understand that many companies offer employee assistance programs (EAPs) as an added benefit for employees who may have drug or alcohol abuse problems. Are we...

Must we pay for employee uniforms?

  • July 01, 2008

Q. We require our employees to wear uniforms, and we make employees pay for them. A new employee said the employer must pay for uniforms. Is he right? ...

Paying back ‘Borrowed’ vacation leave

  • February 01, 2008

Q. We allow our employees to “borrow” unearned vacation time. Our policy provides that if employees quit or are terminated with a “negative”...