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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 |2018-03-09T11:04:08-05:00March 9th, 2018|Business Ownership, Employees, Human Resources|Comments Off on Federal Appeals Court Holds That It Is Illegal For Employers To Discriminate Against Transgendered Individuals

Interns: Do you have to pay them?

Some of the confusion regarding this issue may have been clarified by the Department of Labor’s recent announcement that it is abandoning the six-part test that it has used in the past to determine whether an intern is an employee entitled to pay under the FLSA. On January 5, the DOL announced that going forward [...]

By |2018-01-08T12:49:32-05:00January 9th, 2018|Business Ownership, Human Resources|Comments Off on Interns: Do you have to pay them?

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 |2018-01-05T09:14:07-05:00January 4th, 2018|Business Ownership, Human Resources|Comments Off on Can directing social media employment ads to a “targeted” audience be illegal discrimination? “We are about to find out.”

December 14, 2017: A banner day for employers at the NLRB

As you have probably read, the now more employer-friendly NLRB recently overruled its 2015 decision in Browning-Ferris, a case which broadly expanded when two employers could be found to be joint employers of a group of employees under the NLRA. In Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors, the NLRB returned to its prior position that two employers may [...]

By |2017-12-19T12:04:16-05:00December 19th, 2017|Business Ownership, Employees, Human Resources|Comments Off on December 14, 2017: A banner day for employers at the NLRB

Sexual Harassment: a primer for small employers

As everyone who has not been on a deserted island for the past month knows, there has been somewhat of an explosion in reported cases of sexual harassment of late. Many of these involve Hollywood entertainers, but the scope seems to be growing past the lifestyles of the rich and famous, and employers will almost [...]

By |2017-11-22T10:22:55-05:00November 28th, 2017|Human Resources|Comments Off on Sexual Harassment: a primer for small employers

Pre-employment assessments or tests: potential traps for the unwary employer

Some employers utilize a test or assessment tool in an attempt to predict how well an applicant might perform in an open position. Employers should be aware that there are a number of potential legal pitfalls surrounding the use of such tests, which are beyond the scope of this article. However, one example is a [...]

By |2017-11-10T14:14:07-05:00November 14th, 2017|Human Resources|Comments Off on Pre-employment assessments or tests: potential traps for the unwary employer

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 |2017-10-30T13:02:33-04:00October 31st, 2017|Business Ownership, Human Resources|Comments Off on Applicants for employment; Employers; and the dangerous FCRA

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 |2017-10-18T10:52:30-04:00October 19th, 2017|Human Resources|Comments Off on A yoga studio gets twisted up with wage and hour law

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 |2017-10-04T13:58:46-04:00October 5th, 2017|Human Resources|Comments Off on If you receive an EEOC charge….Be Careful!

Employee who attended Beyonce concert while on FMLA has to face the music

MJ was a marketing manager for BNSF, a railway company, and had been so employed since 2002. She was having some difficulty keeping up with her workload, and was put on a performance improvement plan on April 25, 2016. She did not agree with being put on such plan. On May 2, 2016, MJ reportedly [...]

By |2017-09-28T10:39:55-04:00September 28th, 2017|Human Resources|Comments Off on Employee who attended Beyonce concert while on FMLA has to face the music