Employment Law

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How liberally can intermittent FMLA leave be split?

November 6, 2017

Q:  “Can an employee use a few hours of FMLA leave per day, breaking up her doctor-recommended two full days per medical episode? The employee indicated in one absence that a piece of furniture collapsed on her and then due to her FMLA issue, she was weak and couldn’t come to work.” – Mary, Ohio

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Can we withhold pay for a time clock violation?

November 6, 2017

Q: “If any employee does not clock in or out for a shift and does not alert their supervisor, is it okay to hold back that day’s pay until the next pay period if the error is not discovered until the financial manager is running payroll? Or is it only legal to do a write-up?” – Anonymous, Virginia

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How do we make sure job postings are in compliance with affirmative action requirements?

November 6, 2017

Q: “When posting for a job, should sites such as Zip Recruiter, Monster, etc., be in compliance with collecting Affirmative Action information to assist in AAP? If not, what is the best solution to gather that data?” – Anonymous

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‘No skirt’ rule costs coffee shop $22K

October 11, 2017
The franchisee of a Tim Hortons coffee shop in Michigan agreed to pay $22,000 to settle a religious accommodation lawsuit.
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Suffering FMLA abuse? Cure top 4 symptoms

August 14, 2017
Summertime and the winter holidays are the two peak seasons for employee leave requests—including FMLA leave. How many of your employees’ FMLA requests will be suspicious this holiday season?
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Employment Law Q&A: July ’17

June 14, 2017
Q. During busy times we require staff to work through their lunch breaks, but we provide them with a catered lunch to eat while working. They seem to have no problem with this. Is it legal?
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Worker’s comments on Glassdoor.com protected

June 14, 2017
A transgender employee at educational technology company IXL Learning Inc. was fired after he posted a negative review about the employer on Glassdoor.com.
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Name-calling can only lead to trouble

May 10, 2017
A military veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, and was dubbed “psycho” by his supervisor, was forced to quit his welding job to avoid the abuse.
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The EEOC just made it a bit easier for a disgruntled employee to get a lawsuit off the ground

April 15, 2017
Five of the EEOC’s offices have launched a new Online Inquiry and Appointment System.
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Employment Law Q&A: May ’17

April 12, 2017
Q. A supervisor in our company wants to ignore the employee handbook and change the working hours for her department only. Can she do that?
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