Major changes to the federal overtime rules are going into effect on December 1, and this could mean big changes in the workplace...In general, employees must be paid time-and-a-half if they work more than 40 hours in a week, unless the employee is “exempt.”
This year’s presidential election has produced one of the most colorful and contentious political seasons in recent memory. It’s not surprising that employees want to talk about the candidates and the issues. For this reason, it’s important to know what everyone’s rights are...
A lot of companies require their employees to sign non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, or confidentiality agreements. But two recent cases show that companies can make mistakes with these agreements that render them legally invalid.
A company that gives its employees access to its e-mail system can’t limit their use of the system strictly to “business purposes only.” That’s the word from the National Labor Relations Board.
Not many employers want their workers to criticize the company or gossip about the workplace with friends and acquaintances who don’t work there. But can a business actually ban its employees from doing so?
Is an Employer’s preferential treatment of a friend/paramour considered to be employment discrimination? According to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, evidence of favoritism or a special friendship/relationship is insufficient to establish a claim for gender discrimination.
Earlier this year, President Obama signed an Executive Order that raises the minimum wage of federal contract workers from $7.25... Continue reading →
In Summers v. Altarum Institute Corp., 740 F.3d 325 (4th Cir. 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit interpreted... Continue reading →