Legal Issues

Lessons from the Courts: October ’16

September 27, 2016
Claustrophobia as a disability … Bias in discipline

Any risk with promoting without pay hike?

September 9, 2016
Q. We occasionally will promote employees without boosting their salary. Is there any legal risk to this?

Keep It Legal: September ’16

September 9, 2016
Good worker, but bad attitude? Fire if you must … ‘Thanks for the doctor’s note, but you’re fired anyway’ … Not sure of all the fine points of the Family and Medical Leave Act?

Quiz: What would you do?

September 9, 2016
Here are some classic compliance situations that every manager should know how to handle.

Lessons from the Courts: September ’16

September 8, 2016
Religious accommodations … Medical assumptions … Predictable scheduling

Mind the bulletin board

September 2, 2016
Under both federal and some state laws, certain information must be posted on a bulletin board where all employees can see it.

Workers switch shifts: What about OT?

September 2, 2016

Q. Must we pay for overtime hours that result when co-workers voluntarily switch shifts?

Is training ever noncompensable?

August 31, 2016
Q. Can we require nonexempts to take training online and not reimburse them for the time?
Q Can we require nonexempts to take training online and not reimburse them for the time?

Worker ‘suddenly’ needs religious accommodation: What can we do?

August 28, 2016
Q. An employee we hired a couple of weeks ago just told us that he is Muslim and can’t work on Fridays. During the interview, he was asked whether anything would prohibit his working a proposed schedule that specifically included Fridays. He said no, in writing. Can we fire this worker?

Keep it legal: August ’16

August 22, 2016
Harassing transgender employee leads to lawsuit … FMLA rules put onus to notify on employee.