The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of a plaintiff’s claims at summary judgment that stemmed from when she was reprimanded and fired after reporting sexual harassment.
New York City is the first major U.S. city to implement a minimum pay rate for app-based restaurant delivery workers. Delivery platform companies should immediately pay delivery workers the minimum pay rate of at least $17.96 per hour.
When older workers make vague assertions that they’d like to retire, immediately asking them to specify when may not be the best approach. Ignoring their assertions isn’t either. Following up later with low-key questions might be preferable.
A public-sector union allegedly violated an employee’s First Amendment rights when it denied her request to stop paying union dues, according to a recent ruling from the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Casino workers in Detroit and Las Vegas recently struck deals with casino operators to raise wages and enhance benefits. On Dec. 2, the Detroit Casino Council, a group of five unions, voted to ratify a new contract with MGM Grand Detroit, operated by MGM Resorts. The workers ended their 47-day
College athletes eventually may be compensated following proposed National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) reforms to enhance student-athletes’ financial opportunities.
For the first time in two years, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on Dec. 6 published its regulatory agenda. The Department of Labor also issued a regulatory agenda.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard a case on Dec. 6 that will determine whether involuntary job transfers can constitute discrimination in some circumstances. The court focused on whether tangible harm is required in order to prove discrimination. Examples of harm would be getting less pay, less promotion potential, lower rank
Google recently settled a 2016 lawsuit alleging that it used illegal practices to stop employees from complaining about the workplace. The lawsuit claimed the company’s confidentiality policies were unlawful.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently put an end to a delivery driver’s case against UPS for allegedly denying him disability accommodations that he requested.
Minnesota enacted a ban on noncompete agreements for employees. Nonsolicitation agreements are another tool employers can use.
Train managers to hold remote workers just as accountable as onsite employees and ensure employers are listening to workers’ concerns.
A former employee was ordered to pay $1.7 million to his former employer. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the ex-employee had breached his employment contract with the former employer.
Workplace theft comes in many forms and is hard to stop, but employers can reduce it by taking a wide range of proactive steps, running surveillance as allowed by the law and conducting prompt investigations.
Hotel employees were entitled to payment for accrued vacation promptly after they were laid off without a specific return date, not when their employment was formally terminated months later, according to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.