Legal Issues

Employee must give accommodation a chance

April 8, 2017
The employee can’t just quit and then expect to receive unemployment compensation benefits.

Keep It Legal: March ’17

February 9, 2017
Hiring? Don’t keep it all in the family.

5 policy tips for managing workplace romance

January 31, 2017
You’re better off managing relationships between co-workers than banning them.

Is it illegal to open employees’ mail?

January 30, 2017
Q. Our mailroom opens all mail automatically. Can we legally open mail delivered to employees with our company’s address on it?

Double-time pay for working holiday?

January 13, 2017
Q. Some of our employees who worked on Christmas are suggesting that they should be paid double time for putting in hours on a holiday. Are there any circumstances when double time is warranted?

Keep It Legal: February ’17

January 13, 2017
Never punish anyone who complains of harassment.

Follow 5 rules and never fear a retaliation charge

January 1, 2017
Want to know why retaliation claims turn out so well, so often, for angry employees? Look no further than basic human psychology, says attorney Deborah S. Adams of Frost Brown Todd LLC: “Juries ‘get’ retaliation claims.”

Tell bosses: Playing ‘FMLA cop’ will backfire

December 22, 2016
Be sure supervisors understand they cannot interfere with employees’ FMLA rights—and that any effort that appears intended to block FMLA leave will probably cause legal headaches.

Keep It Legal: January ’17

December 9, 2016
Addressing same-sex harassment … Beware perceived disabilities

Keep It Legal: December ’16

November 16, 2016
How not to respond to a harassment complaint.