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Ohio Employee with Coronavirus Files Suit Over Firing

September 4, 2020

Via: HR Hero

An Ohio employee sued after being terminated for self-quarantining because of COVID-19. Although her lawsuit is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, federal laws do require most employers to provide coronavirus-related leave. Facts Kelley […]


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Do Your Work-From-Home Policies Comply with California Law?

September 4, 2020

Via: SHRM

When Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered Californians in mid-March to shelter in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus, businesses quickly transitioned to remote work. Six months later, most nonessential workplaces remain shuttered, and some companies say their workers will […]


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Court Reverses Jury Verdict Finding FMLA Retaliation

September 2, 2020

Via: SHRM

A jury verdict of retaliation by a company that fired an employee who used Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave was properly rejected by the trial court because of the employee’s prior performance issues, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court […]


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Citigroup employee alleges retaliation for raising concerns about prospective hire

August 12, 2020

Via: HR Dive

While it remains to be seen whether the court will find Krauss’ claims to have merit, the allegations provide a reminder for employers hoping to avoid such litigation. For one, experts have previously recommended employers embrace their whistleblowers, shifting the […]


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Employees May Be Fired for Hate Speech on Social Media

August 4, 2020

Via: SHRM

Employers usually may fire workers for posting racist content on social media, just as they can fire employees for making racist comments in the workplace. But when disciplining workers for offensive posts, employers need to ensure that they are following […]


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NLRB Wants to Shield Employees’ Personal E-Mail Addresses, Phone Numbers

July 30, 2020

Via: HR Hero

Continuing its quest to roll back rules put in place during the Obama era, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is proposing ending a requirement that employers turn over available employee personal e-mail addresses and cell phone numbers to union […]


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NLRB Changes Course, Sets New Standard on Profane Outbursts

July 23, 2020

Via: HR Hero

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a ruling making it easier to discipline or fire employees for offensive speech. In the July 21 decision, the NRLB moved to resolve a conflict that sometimes arises between two worker protection […]


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DOL Offers New COVID Guidance on FLSA, FMLA, FFCRA

July 22, 2020

Via: HR Hero

As employers continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released new guidance that attempts to answer questions related to employee pay and leave time. The guidance addresses protections and requirements of the Fair […]


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Colorado Legislature Passes Paid Sick Leave, Other Bills Affecting Employers

July 16, 2020

Via: HR Hero

In an extraordinary legislative session interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic—which led to a Colorado Supreme Court ruling that lawmakers could reconvene after initially adjourning in late March 2020, despite a constitutional provision limiting regular sessions to “one hundred and twenty […]


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American Airlines Plans to Lay Off Almost 25,000

July 16, 2020

Via: Evil HR Lady

Yesterday, tech reporter David Shepardson got a copy of the WARN letter that American Airlines sent to almost 25,000 employees. If you’re not familiar, WARN stands for Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification and if a company is laying off a […]