What to Do When the EEOC Comes a-Knocking

You’ve just received a charge from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the “EEOC”) in the mail. Your former 59-year-old employee, whose job you eliminated last month while he was on disability leave, has filed a complaint with the EEOC against your company alleging age and disability discrimination and retaliation. What do you do?

26th Apr

The Overtime Train Is Stopped Dead in its Tracks

News Flash: The new overtime rules are dead! The new overtime rules are dead! Judge Amos L. Mazzant III of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas just issued a nationwide preliminary injunction enjoining the U.S. Department of Labor's increase in the salary threshold for employees exempt from overtime that was set to take effect Dec. 1st. This means that nothing will change.

22nd Nov

The Overtime Train Has Left the Station

In case you were wishfully thinking that the election results will stop the new overtime regulations from going into effect Dec. 1, be forewarned that they won’t. Nor will the currently pending 21-state challenge, consolidated with a business group lawsuit against the new regulations. Four million workers will swell the ranks of those eligible for overtime pay on Dec. 1. If you haven’t already, hop on that overtime train now...

22nd Nov

How to Evaluate Your Next Job Offer

You’ve received a job offer in your field at the appropriate level with a reputable company. Salary and benefits are spot on. You’re ready to sign on the dotted line. But wait! Before you do…let’s take a closer look.

15th Nov

Barefoot and Pregnant: Where Do You Stand?

UPS driver Peggy Young was pregnant and could not lift more than 20 pounds. She asked to be placed on light duty. UPS’ policy was to provide light duty only to those injured on the job or who qualified as disabled. UPS said Ms. Young was neither.

24th Aug

There’s No Such Thing as a Free Intern

Free summer interns can prove costly if they become employee plaintiffs in a lawsuit or Department of Labor complaint. Picture this: Your college-aged daughter works in an office from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., five days a week, answering phones and making coffee and photocopies. And she does this for no pay, no career training and no academic credit.

02nd Jun