The landscape of labor and employee relations is shifting dramatically. Economic woes, increasingly burdensome regulatory requirements, backlashes against corporate greed, political influences and increased organized labor activities are just a few of the dynamics making the business of running a business more difficult than ever.
Organized labor is already strategizing ways to use the deficit standoff to its advantage in the 2014 election, when unions will be focused on helping Democrats win back seats in the House and ousting Republican governors.
Remember that Supreme Court decision involving alleged retaliation based on an oral complaint of violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act? The plaintiff in the case is now going to get a jury trial.
What do you do if you, as an employer, want to take action against an employee after he or she has taken some type of legally protected action*? Do you just have to live with whatever the employee chooses to dish out? How do you determine in advance whether the decision will survive a retaliation claim?
Wow. What a persepctive...spoken like a pure academic with no clue about the real-world practice of employee & labor relations. Scorced earth is hardly a good idea - for anyone (witnesseth the recent Hostess case).
New Grounds For Hostile Workplace ClaimsConnecticut Law TribunePrescott instructed the jury that, under the 1991 Connecticut law against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation, it is illegal “for an employer to discriminate against an...
This is one of the most difficult lessons for my students to absorb. They feel it shouldn't be happening (i.e. snooping on social media is an invasion), however, when posts are public, what can they expect?
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Legal Fire Prevention: Social Media PolicyFireEngineering.com1) The fire department endorses the secure use of social media to enhance communication and information exchange; streamline processes; and foster productivity with its employees.
Hiring decision: A weighty matterLas Vegas Review - JournalThe following laws apply: n Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states that everyone in the United States has a right to employment free from discrimination based on race, color,...