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No absolute requirement to notify laid-off workers that their jobs are open again

Sometimes, workers who are laid off are told they’re eligible for rehire. But absent a specific promise to call if there’s a job opening, employees can’t wait months or years to complain about discrimination when they discover the job was open and someone else filled it.
HR Management

Find out if your website is accessible to the disabled; such lawsuits tripled in 2018

For employers, part of complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act involves making their workplace accessible to disabled customers. But if you serve the public online, the ADA also requires you to make changes to your virtual workplace.
Employment Law

Supreme Court upholds interstate driver arbitration agreement

The U.S. Supreme Court has held that the Federal Arbitration Act did not apply to wage claims brought by an interstate truck driver, even though the plaintiff was classified as an independent contractor.
Compensation & Benefits

Chang, Chung employees say cha-ching! after settlement

Fourteen restaurants in the greater Los Angeles area will pay 100 employees a total of $126,142 after U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigations found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Employee Relations

6 college experiences turn students into engaged workers

A survey released in January found that recent college grads who cited these six college experiences also ranked highest in measures of workplace engagement.

Aging, recession among factors to affect hiring

Research by online recruiting giant Glassdoor finds that these trends will influence the hiring process this year.
Article Archives

Calif. State Senate pays ex-staffer $350,000 after sexual assault

Document the factors you weigh for promotions

Ensure employee has all parts of arbitration agreement

Reimburse employees when they use their cars for company business

Be prepared to prove employee really did sign arbitration agreement

Beware sexist slights, which can quickly add up to a hostile work environment

Include travel time pay when figuring OT

‘Bro culture’ in West L.A. brings suspension, lawsuit

St. Paul’s $15 minimum wage will start phasing in July 1

Minn. state legislature weighs health public option

Without FMLA notice, no FMLA leave required

Run-of-the-mill gripes don’t justify lawsuits

MHRA mandates 45 days to file complaints, but court opts to give employees much longer

Court tightens unemployment comp ‘quit rule’

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