Is it Okay to Give Women More Parental Leave?
Posted on October 19, 2017
the situation A company implements a new parental leave policy which allows more time off for biological mothers than biological fathers, along with offering new mothers better benefits related to their transitions back to work. Could this be unlawful?
So What Exactly Can You Say About a Terminated Employee?
Posted on June 7, 2017
the situation You have an employee who is struggling to meet performance goals. After trying to address the deficiencies in his performance, you end up concluding that it just is not a good fit. You give the employee a termination notice, deciding that it is preferable to just cut your losses. So what exactly can […]
Can Employers Obtain Cell Phone GPS Data In Unpaid Overtime Case?
Posted on February 8, 2017
the situation You operate a company in which employees frequently use personal cell phones for work reasons. A group of employees joins together and files a collective action, asserting that you failed to pay them overtime as required under the FLSA. You want to get ahold of GPS and location services from their cell phones […]
Is Advance Notice of Termination Required?
Posted on June 15, 2016
the situation Based on your current business needs, you decide to terminate a long-standing employee. You make the termination effective immediately. Does the employee have a right to claim that she should have been given advance notice of her termination?
Exotic Dancers—Independent Contractors or Employees?
Posted on January 13, 2016
the situation A private club enters into independent contractor agreements with a number of exotic dancers which state that they can choose the days they work, along with their dance routines and songs. The agreements also provide that the dancers keep all the tips they earn while performing and half of each “couch dance” fee […]
Uber driver found to be employee and not independent contractor
Posted on June 26, 2015
A big issue facing Uber and other similar on-demand car service companies is whether their drivers are independent contractors or employees. This classification issue is tricky for employers of all types and sizes — as the lines aren’t always clear and the implications significant. Earlier this week, the California Labor Commissioner ruled against Uber, finding […]