Comments about employee’s age don’t always add up to discrimination

August 4, 2016
When employees say stupid things, take some small comfort: Not every stray comment will be grounds for a successful lawsuit.
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New OT rules: How to calculate your best option

July 15, 2016
Although both the White House and the Secretary of Labor intended to “simplify and modernize” overtime rules, the new rules create new challenges for employers to determine which employees qualify as overtime exempt.
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Excluding women isn’t an acceptable sexual harassment-prevention strategy

June 2, 2016
Employers are obligated to provide a work environment free of sexual harassment. They can’t satisfy that responsibility by segregating the workforce by gender, even if doing so would certainly prevent harassment.
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Q&A: Understanding the Big Changes to Overtime Law

May 19, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor just announced its much-anticipated final changes to federal overtime rules, which willl bring big changes to the way employers pay, classify and manage their employees. Here is a compliance Q&A on those changes:

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New overtime rules arrive; compliance date set

May 18, 2016
The Department of Labor’s update to the Fair Labor Standards Act guarantees overtime rights for many more salaried workers.
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Complying With the FLSA Overtime Rules: The Duties Test

May 18, 2016
UPDATE: May 2016 On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor released its long-awaited update to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime rules, which effectively double the salary threshold at which most salaried workers are exempt from being paid overtime, raising it from $23,660 to $47,476 per year. The new rules become effective December […]
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Access to Personnel Files: 50 State Laws

May 10, 2016

No federal law grants employees the right to inspect their personnel files. However, many states do give employees that right and spell out the terms under which employees are allowed to inspect their files. Here’s a state-by-state list of laws governing access to personnel files.

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Sometimes Facebook posts can lead to discipline

May 9, 2016
Despite recent court rulings, some social media items can be bad enough to warrant termination.
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Company activities heavy on religious content? Better pray you don’t wind up in court

May 2, 2016
Evangelical fervor can cause legal trouble if an employer requires employees to participate in religious practices or activities as a condition of continued employment.
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Considering rehiring? Ask how he left before

April 6, 2016
How a worker handles his or her resignation may be good reason to refuse to rehire that worker later.
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