The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that simply discouraging an employee from filing a FMLA request is enough to have violated the employee’s rights.
Changes in the field of arbitration are afoot and employers who utilize arbitration clauses need to stay up to date on these changes as they will impact the ability to arbitrate employee claims.
A supervisor claimed he was fired because of his age. A court disagreed. For employers, though, it reinforces the need to properly train supervisors and employees on discrimination as a means of preventing it happening.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has found that just because an employee is out on FMLA leave or has recently returned from FMLA leave, it does not mean an employer cannot terminate that employee for legitimate performance issues.
A new complaint filed by NLRB could serve as a focal point in a revision of independent contractor rules.
Whether it is appealed in court or not, it It is highly like that the Biden administration will now restart its efforts to have the recently reinstated Trump-era independent contractor rule withdrawn and replaced with a new, more restrictive rule less favorable to establishing independent contractor status.
A recent court decision serves as notice to all employers that OSHA violations, even when wrongfully and willfully encouraged by a supervisor, can still result in liability to the employer.
California’s meal and rest break regulations are preempted by federal hours-of-service regulations, according to the courts, which means employers of short-haul drivers need not comply. (Photo: Jim Allen/FreightWaves)
The National Labor Relations Board and Department of Labor are working to change labor laws enacted under the Trump administration to be more favorable to employees.