Blog Posts in April, 2017

McDonald's not Responsible for Wage Violations at its Franchises

The wages we earn and the hours we should work are determined by the Fair Labor Standards Act. This federal statute requires that employees must receive at least the minimum wage and may not be ...
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When "Unusual Circumstances" May Excuse Failure to Call In During FMLA Leave

When it comes to requests for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), employees may be required to provide their employers with certain notices. For example, if your employer has call-in ...
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Quitting After Embarrassing Email No Basis for Constructive Discharge Claim

A recent employment case involving home improvement giant Home Depot demonstrates that quitting your job following negative actions by an employer may not always lead to a viable constructive ...
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Some States Beginning to Restrict Non-Compete Agreements

In the employment context, the purpose of non-compete agreements is to protect the interests of the employer. It is common for a company to share its ideas and business practices with its employees, ...
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Insufficient Evidence of Pretext in Reduction-In-Force ADA Case

So-called reduction-in-force (RIF) cases can be very challenging when it comes to proving discriminatory demotion or termination. This is mainly true because the employer typically has what appears to ...
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