In Lee County, Florida, sheriff's deputies have been fighting hard for pay raises and overtime policy changes.
If an employee has multiple personal social-media accounts, does his or her employer have a right to monitor the accounts? Can an employee even be required to divulge the accounts' passwords?
Didion Milling, an ethanol production facility located in Cambria, Wis​consin, has been ordered by the Department of Labor to pay more than $175,000 in back wages to its construction employees.
A recent poll by Right Management revealed that 64 percent of respondents were approached either directly or indirectly about a possible job opportunity in the past 12 months.
In March 2004, three employees of the Chinese Daily News filed suit against the news outlet in California, alleging that they were forced to work more than 8 hours a day and 40 hours per week but were not given any overtime payment for that time and attendance.
In early April, the behemoth American retail chain that is Wal-Mart fell into trouble with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for violating the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Although Wal-Mart denies all charges, the lawsuit is a good reminder for employers to review their responsibilities under the ADA.
Employee misclassifications have been a hot topic lately, with business after business getting in trouble for failing to pay their workers overtime. One case in which a worker may be exempt from receiving overtime is when he/she works in the retail or service industry.
In today's fast-paced, internet-obsessed world, people have high expectations when it comes to the ease of connectivity and accessing information. Employee recruiting is no different.
Small businesses may soon be getting a break from wordy, complicated regulations thanks to Iowa congressman Bruce Braley. The congressman is aiming to give his Plain Regulations Act a second wind this week by reintroducing the bill.