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September 15, 2017

Today, a joke. “How is the National Labor Relations Board like the weather?” “I don’t know, Jon, how?” “If you don’t like either, just wait and they’ll change.” [groan] Not my best material, I know. But, it does illustrate an important point, driven home by an Advice Memo [pdf] just released by the NLRB Office of...

September 14, 2017

On Saturday, August 12, as the nation watched, protests in Charlottesville, Virginia regarding the anticipated removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee turned deadly. In the days and weeks after, both the small city and the country wrestled to make sense of the events. In the aftermath, employers too were forced to make decisions...

September 13, 2017

Q. Our organization has a policy of paying employees who perform certain kinds of work outside of regular business hours at 1-1/2 times their regular hourly rates. Do we have to pay additional overtime pay for these hours? A. Maybe. The Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to pay overtime at 1-1/2 times an employee’s “regular rate” of...

September 12, 2017

Consider the following allegations of sexual harassment levied by Pamela Daniels, a secretary in the Pike County Prosecutor’s Office, against her boss, County Prosecutor Charles Robert Junk.And then let’s answer the age-old question—lawful (but awful) bullying or unlawful harassment? (1) he permitted male diversion officers (excluding Jason Savage...

September 11, 2017

When Trump was a brand-new President (or force of nature, depending on how you look at it), we observed that the dawn of his administration would not necessarily augur wholesale changes to the overall landscape of legal concerns for employers.  Why?  Because, as with so many things in Trumpworld, there didn’t appear to be a coherent...

September 08, 2017

It’s been a while since I’ve picked on an advice columnist for leading readers astray on employment law, but we have one, from the usually-sound Work Advice column by Karla Miller of The Washington Post. The letter writer complains that her employer is going to start evaluating employees based in part on their participation in...
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