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Applicants for employment; Employers; and the dangerous FCRA

If a company requests a credit check or criminal history check on applicants for employment, it must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act, “FCRA,” if that information is obtained from a Consumer Reporting Agency. (Any person which for monetary fees regularly engages in the practice of assembling or evaluating consumer credit or other information [...]

By | 2017-10-30T13:02:33+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Business Ownership, Human Resources|0 Comments

A yoga studio gets twisted up with wage and hour law

Corepower Yoga owns and operates yoga studios nationwide. The company had a program entitled “Yoga for Trade,” under which customers worked 2-3 hours a week cleaning and performing other tasks at their studio in exchange for free yoga classes. That program was modified under another called “Studio Experience Team,” with the participants being paid wages [...]

By | 2017-10-18T10:52:30+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Human Resources|0 Comments

If you receive an EEOC charge….Be Careful!

DZNPS employed many electricians at its power station in Waterford, CT. One of them, GM, filed a Charge with the EEOC alleging discrimination on the basis of disability, in that DZNPS failed to accommodate his disability, and terminated his employment. During its investigation, the EEOC requested contact information for approximately 146 individuals who worked, or [...]

By | 2017-10-04T13:58:46+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Human Resources|0 Comments

Unintended Consequences and Your Employee Handbook

The National Labor Relations Board, “NLRB,” could find well-intended rules in your employee handbook to be unlawful. Which of the following handbook rules do you think the NLRB found unlawful? Do not discuss customer or employee information outside of work, including phone numbers and addresses. Be respectful to the company, other employees, customers, partners, and [...]

By | 2017-09-19T15:08:44+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Human Resources|0 Comments

There is no free lunch for Employers

Employers should keep in mind that if they do not pay hourly (non-exempt) employees for a meal period, the employee must be completely relieved of duties during the non-compensated time. Additionally, the meal period must be at least 30 minutes. While this appears to be a reasonable rule, uncompensated meal periods and time worked before [...]

By | 2017-09-07T11:06:03+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Employees|0 Comments

BEWARE THE INFLEXIBLE LEAVE POLICY

Employers should be aware that the EEOC has taken the position that leave policies under which an employee’s employment is automatically terminated after a set number of days, or months, violate the ADA. Case in point: the EEOC sued Lowes last year for violating the ADA by failing to provide leave as an accommodation to [...]

By | 2017-08-25T11:29:55+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Employee Leave, Employees|0 Comments

Kentucky Workers’ Compensation: Q and A on Employee’s Double Dipping on TTD Benefits and Wages for Light Duty

Q.  Can an injured employee receive TTD benefits for a period during which she was paid her regular wages while working light duty? A.  Notwithstanding three recent Kentucky Supreme Court cases dealing with the issue, the answer is still not crystal clear. A bill was introduced in the 2016, and 2017, legislature that would have [...]

By | 2017-08-15T10:53:15+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Employee Turnover: Some Random Thoughts

When one views any turnover statistics, perhaps the old maxim about the 3 types of lies should come to mind: 1) Lies; 2) Damn Lies; and 3) Statistics. This is because employers utilize different criteria when calculating their turnover rates. However, a business owner doesn’t really need to rely on a numbers analysis to know [...]

By | 2017-08-15T10:55:51+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Employee Turnover|0 Comments

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