It is time to revisit your independent contractors’ classification.
On May 21, the Supreme Court decided a trio of cases consolidated as Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, holding that employers may include class- and collective-action waivers in arbitration agreements with their employees.
As a way to screen perceived overqualified applicants from applying for an open position, employers sometimes put experience caps on job postings. But be careful. While this is a seemingly neutral practice, it could put your company at risk.
Any time you decide to terminate an employee, it’s critical that you locate and preserve the evidence you relied upon in making that decision. You never know – it just might save you a few million down the road.
Okay… so since reading last week’s post, you’ve reviewed your employee handbook and updated your anti-discrimination and harassment policies. What now?
Workplace harassment has risen to the front and center of our national conversation. You should be assured that your employees are listening.
Generally speaking, if you issue an employee FMLA paperwork and they refuse to return a certification to you, you’ll want to address this noncompliance.
The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor issued its first opinion letters in nearly a decade this past Thursday. Opinion letters contain meaningful compliance assistance from the Department of Labor, and are responses to real-world questions posed by employers to the DOL.
Tuesday was our Firm’s 5-year anniversary. And of course, what would an anniversary be without the well-worn pronouncement about how the time has flown by.
Wage and Hour issues present among the highest risks of litigation to any employer. But as we’ve said before, “sometimes it’s costly to be correct.” You might want to sit down for this one.