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Archive for June 2018

Woo-hoo! Normal HR policies are legal again, says NLRB General Counsel

Workplace rules are back, baby! Peter Robb, General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (and my new hero), issued a Memorandum on Wednesday that employers should love. Mr. Robb has declared that nine standard employer policies will now be presumed lawful under the National Labor Relations Act. The Memorandum was based on the Board’s…

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Summertime Means Vacation – Is Your Vacation Policy Compliant?

It’s summertime in the U.S., school’s out, and employees are heading off to visit family, the beach, mountains, national parks, and everywhere else, which means it’s a good time for employers to review their vacation policies and practices. No federal or state laws require U.S. employers to provide employees with any vacation time, either paid…

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Current FMLA Forms Now Expire June 30

Some employers make tweaks to forms The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms expire June 30—not on their original expiration date of May 31—but aren’t likely to change when they’re replaced with new forms, experts say. Employers who customize their own forms aren’t too concerned with the imminent replacement of the current forms, while…

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Firing Allegedly Motivated by Medical Bills

A court ruled that an employee’s termination for apparently violating an employer’s no-call, no-show policy may have been motivated to free the employer from the significant medical bills of the employee’s son, which arguably would violate the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The employee took medical leave from his position at Atlas Industries for…

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