Can prescription meds alone trigger FMLA protections?

An employee misses work without warning for a week. His reasoning? He was just diagnosed with high blood pressure, was put on prescription medication and his doctor told him to schedule a follow-up (which...
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Are employees protected when they post negative comments about customers?

You know that employers have to tread carefully in their social media policies concerning what employees can and can’t say about work. But does that same leeway apply when it comes to employees posting...
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Can you believe what the DOL’s doing to suspected wage violators now?

There’s one superpower you probably didn’t know the DOL even had. It’s the ability to seize your inventory in a single bound if the agency believes you’ve violated FLSA’s...
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Wal-Mart to pay $150k tab for age and disability discrimination

Walt-Mart has to lead the league in employee lawsuits. The latest development: The corporation agreed to pay $150,000 to settle an age and disability discrimination claim.   In a lawsuit, the EEOC charged...
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Yikes: Horrific discrimination claims cost company $15M

What’s scarier, these discrimination claims or the number of zeros in the award?  California-based trucking outfit Matheson Trucking and Matheson Flight Extenders Inc. is paying dearly for racial...
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Teacher wants ADA accommodation … because she fears children

At the end of the year, this is sure to be a leading candidate for Most Absurd Lawsuit of 2015.  Maria Waltherr-Willard was a schoolteacher at Mariemont High School in Cincinnati. She primarily taught...
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Threat to kill is a fireable offense, right? Not so fast, court rules

If an employee makes a remark that suggests he’s thinking of killing a co-worker, firing him’s a reasonable response, correct? A court just ruled it may not be a legal one if it can be shown...
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Threat to kill is a fireable offense, right? Not so fast, court rules

If an employee makes a remark that suggests he’s thinking of killing a co-worker, firing him’s a reasonable response, correct? A court just ruled it may not be a legal one if it can be shown...
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Threat to kill is a fireable offense, right? Not so fast, court rules

If an employee makes a remark that suggests he’s thinking of killing a co-worker, firing him’s a reasonable response, correct? A court just ruled it may not be a legal one if it can be shown...
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Great — a new way for employees to complain about you anonymously

Think employers have problems with employees posting nasty stuff about them on Facebook? Wait ’til you hear about this.  There’s a new iPhone app available called Memo — and while it’s...
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