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Review your FMLA policy in advance of national survey

07/01/2000
Over the next two months, thousands of U.S. businesses will be mailed a government survey asking for how they handle absences under the …

Supreme Court upholds ban on workplace racial slurs

07/01/2000
The U.S. Supreme Court recently let stand a lower court ruling that banned an employee from making racial slurs at work. In the case, a group of Latino employees sued …

EEOC beefs up wage-bias arsenal

07/01/2000
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is putting action behind its talk of cracking down on unequal pay. A new internal task force …

Congress clarifies: Stock options are benefits, not pay

07/01/2000
If you give stock options to nonexempt workers, don’t worry that the additional compensation will drive up their overtime pay. President Clinton has signed legislation …

Who can sue for discrimination?

07/01/2000
Find out which employees can sue you (and for what reasons) in the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s new compliance manual on thresholds for …

Breast-feeding: Develop wise policy for staff, customers

07/01/2000
With half of new mothers returning to work within three months of giving birth, breast-feeding has become a hot workplace issue. The American Academy of Pediatrics …

Workers’ comp benefits restrict some FMLA options

07/01/2000

Q. Can the time spent on workers’ comp leave be counted against family and medical leave? —D.H., Arizona

Supreme Court greases path for bias cases

07/01/2000
Your chances of winning a job discrimination lawsuit just took a tumble. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that workers don’t need direct evidence …

Limits on payroll deductions

07/01/2000

Q. An employee has not returned our calls or come to work at our hotel for over a week. She has a set of office keys and owes money for laundry. Can I hold her check until she returns the keys or pays for her laundry? Alternatively, can I deduct the cost of replacing the keys and laundry from her last paycheck? —I.C., Maryland

Put reasonable limits on who can take complaints

07/01/2000
Two female supermarket employees complained to a district manager that their store manager had sexually harassed them. The district manager promptly …