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Public Employee Demoted For Perceived Political Activity Can Bring First Amendment Challenge

USA - April 26 2016 In a 6-to-2 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that when a public employer demotes an employee in order to prevent the employee from exercising his...


Handling Harassment Allegations: What Constitutes A Hostile Work Environment?

USA - March 3 2016 Employees sometimes complain about undesired or harassing conduct that does not rise to a level that creates a hostile work environment in violation...


Inclement weather: tips for handling absences and pay when bad weather blows in

USA - January 28 2016 Blizzards, flooding, tornadoes - parts of the country have been slammed with bad weather recently. What should you do if inclement weather shuts down...


Workers’ Comp: Is A Fatal Heart Attack Following Work Exertion Compensable?

USA - January 7 2016 An employee suffers a heart attack after engaging in physical labor at work. He later dies and his spouse seeks death benefits under the state...


FMLA leave is not the time to reevaluate employee’s position

USA - October 12 2015 An employee’s extended FMLA leave can often reveal interesting business realities. Perhaps the employee wasn’t performing as well as you previously...