Work environments can be as diverse as the people working in them. Often times, employees wish to decorate their workstations with personal items to make their spaces feel comfortable while they perform their tasks. What sort of policies can your company put in effect to regulate appropriate workplace displays?
While wage and hour law requires that employees are paid for all time that they are 'suffered or permitted' to work, the question here is whether his attempt to go to a cancelled meeting would count.
Even if an employee has exhausted their FMLA leave for the year, their condition may fall under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA defines a disabled employee as one who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities including working.
Completely banning cell phones is not something you can legally do. It is, however, possible to create policies that encompass the appropriate time and place for cellphone use.
With medical and recreational marijuana use becoming legal in more states nationwide, it can be tricky to figure out what kind of drug-testing policy your business should have. There are many variables involved and in this article, we'll give you a general overview of the necessary considerations so you can determine what policy is right for your organization.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to reasonably accommodate the disabilities of their employees and to engage in an interactive process when a request for accommodation is made.
On April 4 2017, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals became the first appeals court to rule that sex includes sexual orientation. The Court's ruling creates law in Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin.
Wendy becomes pregnant after four months on the job and asks her employer if she can have light duty and temporary leave. The employer terminates Wendy’s employment instead of accommodating her requests.
As a small business owner you have no shortage of distractions in your day – and most of us rely on our past experiences and knowledge to quickly respond to a situation and move on. This would all be fine, except on the matter of human resources issues – that have steadily changed with the times over the last 10-15 years – through a steady flow of legislation, court cases and administrative law rulings.