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+00:00 May 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+00:00 April 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+00:00 April 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 https://aheadhr.com/hr-services/. We assist smaller employers with employment law compliance issues, including wage and hour.

By | 2018-03-28T15:39:58+00:00 March 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+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Business Ownership, Human Resources|0 Comments

Federal Appeals Court Holds That It Is Illegal For Employers To Discriminate Against Transgendered Individuals

On March 7, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued an opinion holding that transgendered individuals are protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as discrimination against them is discrimination based on sex. The Sixth Circuit covers Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. Employers in these states should consider [...]

By | 2018-03-09T11:04:08+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Business Ownership, Employees, Human Resources|0 Comments

The ADA and lawful use of prescribed medication by employees

Two recent lawsuits filed by the EEOC should remind employers that the ADA generally protects qualified disabled individuals who legally use prescribed medications: Volvo Group of North America paid $70,000 to settle a suit filed by the EEOC on behalf of an individual who was denied employment after he disclosed during his post-offer physical that [...]

By | 2018-02-13T09:19:59+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Business Ownership|0 Comments

Can directing social media employment ads to a “targeted” audience be illegal discrimination? “We are about to find out.”

Many employers utilize Facebook to advertise open positions. Facebook’s format allows an ad to be directed to users based on a number of criteria, including age groups. A class action lawsuit has been filed in federal court in California alleging that T-Mobile, Amazon, Cox Communications, and other yet unnamed employers engaged in illegal age discrimination [...]

By | 2018-01-05T09:14:07+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Business Ownership, Human Resources|0 Comments

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