The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (also known as the “furlough scheme”) has been in operation since April 2020, as part of the United Kingdom government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The scheme has enabled employers across the UK to retain their employees and protect jobs preventing unemployment and mass redundancies
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Diversity and Inclusion are hot terms in business today, but companies often focus on race only. What about age?
I receive many emails from readers asking about their working situation, and iff my inbox is any indication, age discrimination is widespread. I get far more questions about
Beginning August 1, 2021, Louisiana employers will be required to provide reasonable accommodations to employees who need such accommodations due to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, unless it would pose an undue hardship on the employer. Read more about these developments from our Louisiana colleagues.
As part of the Omnibus Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy Bill, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has approved an amendment relating to pregnancy accommodations and barring reducing compensation for lactation breaks, among other changes. The amendment goes into effect on January 1, 2022.
Under Minnesota law, employers must provide
Ignoring problems is a tradition as old as time and generally not the advice people give you. You’re supposed to face your problems head-on! Don’t ignore them! Solve them!
However, that’s not always something you can do. I got an email yesterday from someone who asked me not to
A piece-rate plan is a wage payment system where an employee is paid a fixed amount for each unit produced or action completed. Piece rate is used in many different industries, including automobile repair, trucking, manufacturing, and call centers. An example of a piece-rate plan is an automobile mechanic who
There have been whispers of federal regulation of non-compete agreements for years. Multiple bipartisan bills aiming to ban non-competes have fallen to the wayside without traction. The Federal Trade Commission hosted a workshop in January 2020 (attended by our own Erik Winton) “to examine whether there is a sufficient