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 [...]
A recent study by Glassdoor revealed which three core employer provided benefits increase employee satisfaction the most: Health Insurance Vacation/PTO 401(k) Plans These type benefits create happier, more productive employees who don’t want to leave the company.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]