Blog Posts in May, 2015

How Does Inclement Weather Affect Wage & Hour Laws?

How Does Inclement Weather Affect Wage & Hour Laws? Alabama residents may be used to tornados, but snow storms and icy conditions are a different story. Last year we barely survived ...
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Forced Arbitration of Employment Disputes

Forced Arbitration of Employment Disputes Most of us are familiar with the dreaded arbitration agreement, often included in purchase agreements and other consumer contracts. Essentially, the ...
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New Overtime Law for Home-Care Workers Struck Down

New Overtime Law for Home-Care Workers Struck Down Federal laws require employers to pay their employees overtime pay for all work performed that exceeds eight hours a day, or forty hours a week. ...
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Federal Whistleblower Statutes: An Overview

Federal Whistleblower Statutes: An Overview It is important to employment that whistleblower statutes are there to protect employees who choose to do the right thing, when their employers do not. ...
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Are Employer Wellness Programs Discriminatory

Are Employer Wellness Programs Discriminatory The goal of employer wellness programs is to encourage employees to become and remain healthier. Wellness programs are actually very popular. In fact, ...
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How to Know if You Are Eligible for FMLA Leave

How to Know if You Are Eligible for FMLA Leave A federal statute known as the FMLA, or the Family and Medical Leave Act, protects employees who need to take leave from work, either for their own ...
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Replacing an Employee While on FMLA Leave

Can you imagine suffering from a serious medical condition and, while you are out on FMLA leave receiving treatment, your employer replaces you? It happens more often than you may think. Under most ...
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McDonald's Faces Serious Claims of Race and Sex Discrimination

McDonald's is certainly no stranger to lawsuits. Usually, the claims involve personal injury of some type. Who can forget the million dollar cup of hot coffee? But recently, McDonald's found ...
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