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Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Because the unemployment rate has been at record lows for the last decade, it is not surprising that many managers have only a cursory knowledge about how unemployment benefits work.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

March 31, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

It was only five days ago that we discussed how employers might soften the blow for employees whose jobs could not be performed from home. Much has happened since then.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

March 30, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

As required under the new law which we recently discussed here, the Secretary of Labor published the Notice (here for federal employees, and here for non-federal employees) that covered employers (i.e., those with fewer than 500 employees and not subject to the small business exemption discussed below) will need to post.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

March 27, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which became law yesterday, will require most employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide paid leave, through December 31, 2020, to workers who have had to take time off because of COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

March 19, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

You finally sit down with an employee who has performed poorly for months, and you give him or her both a detailed performance improvement plan spelling out your expectations and a time frame by…

Managing the Modern Workplace

December 5, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Your employee tells you that he would like to use his four weeks of annual vacation so that he can take care of his very ill mother who lives in another state.

Managing the Modern Workplace

April 4, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

What are employers supposed to do when they receive conflicting medical opinions about the status of their employee’s ability to return to work?

Managing the Modern Workplace

January 17, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Some employer attendance policies use a tally system where employees accrue “points” for absences or tardiness. If an employee hits a certain number of points, disciplinary action is taken.

Managing the Modern Workplace

September 25, 2018
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Your employee claims that he has debilitating migraines. After he provided medical certification of his condition from his physician, you approved his request for intermittent FMLA leave to miss work…

Managing the Modern Workplace

July 19, 2018
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

While a small number of states require employers to give non-exempt employees breaks, there is no such requirement under federal law.

Managing the Modern Workplace

May 10, 2018
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

When an employer complains about an employee who is missing too much work and that employee is claiming that his absences are a result of a serious medical condition, there is always a risk that the…

Managing the Modern Workplace

April 12, 2018
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Many employers ignore the multitiered notice requirements of the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) (an issue that I will discuss in a future post). Nonetheless, most employers recognize that they…

Managing the Modern Workplace

April 10, 2018