January 2019

How frigid are the temperatures going to be in Northeast Ohio today? Just about everything is closed. Even the post office suspended mail delivery. Just because you remain open for business does not mean that your employees will be in a...
As the independent contractor versus employee status debate evolves across the United States through legislation, court decisions, and agency enforcement actions, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) clarified its standard on...
One of the questions that clients ask me most often is, "________ is out on a medical / pregnancy leave (or just returned); can we fire him/her?"My response, always: "Why?"There are several reasons why you might need to fire an employee...
The idea seems so simple: Instead of carefully tracking how much time each employee takes off during the year, we all agree to treat one another as professional, responsible adults, and take off whatever time we need consistent with getting our work...
Another chapter in a continuing saga.I've written three times about Dale Kleber (here, here, and here), the very experienced attorney who was not considered for an entry-level job as in-house counsel with a health care company.Mr. Kleber,...