Responding to an Unemployment Claim Should Be Regarded as a Serious Matter

Employers have a financial interest in providing accurate information in response to a claim for unemployment benefits, in an effort to keep their unemployment experience, and therefore rate, low. That financial interest includes having a system in place to evaluate how they should respond to each claim for benefits, including insuring that any information proved [...]

By |2018-07-09T11:46:56+00:00July 9th, 2018|Business Ownership|0 Comments

EEOC Settlements – Pre-employment Testing

CSX TRANSPORTATION TO PAY $3.2 MILLION TO SETTLE EEOC DISPARATE IMPACT SEX DISCRIMINATION CASE Railroad to Cease Challenged Physical Abilities Testing, Federal Agency Announces HUNTINGTON, W.V. – CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) will pay $3.2 million and furnish other relief to settle a company-wide sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Oppor­tunity Commission (EEOC), [...]

By |2018-06-18T11:18:28+00:00June 18th, 2018|Business Ownership, Employees, Human Resources|0 Comments

New NLRB Guidance On Employee Handbook Rules: A Return To Sanity

As mentioned in one of our blogs last December, the National Labor Relations Board “NLRB” in a case The Boeing Company, overturned a case concerning employer work rules decided under the Obama Board, Lutheran Heritage Village-Livonia. In Boeing, the Board noted that the test in Lutheran Heritage Village-Livonia had produced inconsistent results and “reigned chaos.” [...]

By |2018-06-12T14:38:26+00:00June 12th, 2018|Business Ownership|0 Comments

A monkey selfie and employers

How Does The Law In A Case Applicable To A Monkey’s Selfie Potentially Impact Employers? The monkey selfie case involves a federal lawsuit in California filed by PETA on behalf of a monkey, “Naruto.” Naruto apparently took a picture of himself with a camera set up by a photographer, Slater. Basically, the suit alleges that [...]

By |2018-05-31T12:12:41+00:00May 30th, 2018|Business Ownership, Employee Turnover|0 Comments

Employment Law and the Sports World

A Couple Of Employment Law Related Notes From The Sports World Mixed martial arts fighter Leslie Smith has filed an unfair labor practices charge with the National Labor Relations Board, alleging that her contract was not renewed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship “UFC” because of her efforts to unionize UFC fighters. This could be a [...]

By |2018-05-15T13:57:30+00:00May 15th, 2018|Business Ownership|0 Comments

Salting: Employers, It Doesn’t Always Involve Food

A recent federal court case from the Eighth Circuit illustrates an employer’s obligations when facing a union “salting” campaign. “Salts” are union members who seek to be hired by non-union employers in order to attempt to organize the employer’s worksite. Briefly, the recent case involved an agency that placed electricians onsite at client construction locations. [...]

By |2018-04-27T14:55:01+00:00April 30th, 2018|Business Ownership, Human Resources|0 Comments

The EEOC Seems To Have A Current Focus On Pregnancy Discrimination

The EEOC has reported all of the below actions in the past 60 days:   PruittHealth-Raleigh, LLC, a Georgia corporation doing business as a nursing and rehabilitation center in Raleigh, violated federal law when it refused to accommodate the pregnancy-related work restriction of a certified nursing assistant and forced her to resign, the U.S. Equal [...]

By |2018-04-20T09:08:53+00:00April 19th, 2018|Human Resources|0 Comments

Helpful Free Wage and Hour Law Videos

The US Department of Labor has recently made available some good animated educational videos explaining certain areas of the federal wage and hour law (FLSA). You can access these videos from our website We assist smaller employers with employment law compliance issues, including wage and hour.

By |2018-03-28T15:39:58+00:00March 28th, 2018|Employees, Human Resources|0 Comments

A Couple Of Recent EEOC Cases Raise The Question Of Whether Employers Understand Age Discrimination

A staffing company in New Jersey paid $50,000 to settle a case in which the company sent an email to an applicant notifying him that that he would not be considered for a position because he was “born before 1945” and “age will matter.” An oral surgery practice in Michigan paid $47,000 to settle a [...]

By |2018-03-23T15:03:00+00:00March 26th, 2018|Business Ownership, Human Resources|0 Comments