Employment Law Q&A: December ’16

November 9, 2016
Q. Is there any reason to save job applications of those job-seekers we did not hire?
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Employee file a complaint? Don’t try to even the score

September 14, 2016
A Georgia nonprofit will shell out $10,000 to settle a retaliation lawsuit accusing it of punishing an employee for filing a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission discrimination complaint.
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Yes, you can punish fraudulent FMLA leave

August 14, 2016
If you are sure an employee has been misusing FMLA leave or submitting fraudulent information as part of her FMLA leave request, don’t fear punishing her.
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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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