Out-of-town travel and the FLSA: Is employee travel time compensable?

David E. Stevens By David E. Stevens, on 01/15/19
Filed As: Wage and Hour Law

Are you required to pay employees for the time spent traveling from their workplace to a training session at your central office?

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Elective Surgery and FMLA Leave

David E. Stevens By David E. Stevens, on 09/14/18
Filed As: Employee Leave

As a covered employer, how do you respond to a healthy, but otherwise-qualified employee who requests FMLA leave for an elective procedure such as cosmetic surgery?

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Keeping Employment Conversations Private – No Recording Rules for Employers

David E. Stevens By David E. Stevens, on 08/17/18
Filed As: Employment Counseling: Best Practices

Is it legal for employees to record disciplinary meetings and termination meetings in the workplace?

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Supreme Court Holds Public Sector Employees Not Required to Pay “Fair Share Fees”

David E. Stevens By David E. Stevens, on 07/13/18
Filed As: Organized Labor

We previously discussed that there was one big labor case pending on the Supreme Court docket this term – Janus v. AFSCME.

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The Supreme Court Is Winding Down Its Term… But a Big Labor Case Remains

David E. Stevens By David E. Stevens, on 06/22/18
Filed As: Organized Labor

Today, the Supreme Court issued four decisions from its October 2017 term, leaving just six cases remaining.

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NLRB Issues New Guidance on Employee Handbooks

David E. Stevens By David E. Stevens, on 06/15/18
Filed As: Compliance

On June 6, 2018, the NLRB’s General Counsel issued new guidance on how employee handbook rules and policies would be interpreted, as those rules and policies relate to employees’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act.

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Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements – The Supreme Court’s Epic Decision

David E. Stevens By David E. Stevens, on 06/1/18
Filed As: Wage and Hour Law

On May 21, the Supreme Court decided a trio of cases consolidated as Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, holding that employers may include class- and collective-action waivers in arbitration agreements with their employees.

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Document, Document, Document!

David E. Stevens By David E. Stevens, on 05/18/18
Filed As: Employment Counseling: Best Practices

Any time you decide to terminate an employee, it’s critical that you locate and preserve the evidence you relied upon in making that decision. You never know – it just might save you a few million down the road.

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Tips for Effective Discrimination and Harassment Training

David E. Stevens By David E. Stevens, on 05/11/18
Filed As: Employment Counseling: Best Practices

Okay… so since reading last week’s post, you’ve reviewed your employee handbook and updated your anti-discrimination and harassment policies.  What now?

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In the #MeToo Era, It’s Time to Review Your Sexual Harassment Policy

David E. Stevens By David E. Stevens, on 05/4/18
Filed As: Employment Counseling: Best Practices

Workplace harassment has risen to the front and center of our national conversation.  You should be assured that your employees are listening.

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