Due to bad economic conditions over the last few years, many unions have accepted cuts in pay and benefits. Historically, when the economy is bad, many employees, union and non-union alike, have had a “don’t rock the boat” mentality that having any type of job is better than being the highest paid worker in the unemployment line. Some de...
EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum offered advice to employers at an American Bar Association meeting held in November. Feldblum indicated that the requirement of reasonable accommodation may still apply to an employee with a disability who has exhausted FMLA or employer-provided leave. While leave policies may work best with “clear, defined lines,&rdq...
A recent federal appeals case addresses company policies that provide for employees receiving an unpaid meal break that is automatically deducted from their paychecks.  Dwight v. Baptist Memorial Healthcare Corp., 19 WH Cas. 2d 1441 (CA 6 2012). The employee handbook contained these policies as well as policies providing that if an employee’s m...

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