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Log In / Register | Apr 19, 2014

Tattoos and Piercings Still Viewed Negatively in the Workplace

In my 2011 article The Employee with the Dragon Tattoo< I addressed some of the employment law issues facing employers as new generations of employees enter the workplace. While tattoos have become more mainstream, particularly among members of Generations “Y” and “Z”, this type of self-expression is unlikely to be an asset in career advancement.

Federal Warning to Food Service Employers who Pay Employees Using Payroll/ATM Cards

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has published a bulletin reminding employers that they cannot require their employees to receive wages on a payroll card.

March 8, Deadline for Employers to Post Revised FMLA Poster

March 8, 2013 is the effective date for the U.S. Department of Labor’s final rule implementing important areas of expansion in the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA” or “the Act”).  As part of the implementation, a revised FMLA workplace poster has been created and is available to employers on the Internet (pdf).  All covered employers are advised to replace their existing poster with the revised version by March 8, 2013.

EEOC Announces Targeted Enforcement Efforts in the Workplace

In the aftermath of the election, all employers should be mindful of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s ("EEOC") recently announced Strategic Enforcement Plan ("SEP") for 2013 – 2016.

Jailhouse Blues: The Potential Pitfalls of Employee Criminal Background Checks

In a lifetime of crime, Willie Sutton robbed banks of almost $2,000,000.00. From 1934 through 1947 he was one of the nation’s most successful bank robbers. He made the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list in 1950, after escaping from prison disguised in a prison guard’s uniform.

NLRB Offers Employers More Guidance on Avoiding Labor Violations Over Social Media Policies

Lafe Solomon, Acting General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB" , issued a third report on May 30th focusing on social media policies.

Federal Court Invalidates "Quickie" Union Election Rule, For Now

On May 14, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia set aside a controversial final rule of the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") that was designed to make it easier and faster for unions to hold organizing elections.

NLRB Delays Requiring Employers to Post Rights to Unionize

Franchisees and other employers get a short extension of time before they have to comply with the controversial new rule.

The Employee with the Dragon Tattoo

Small business and franchise owners, here are important employment law tips for handling a new generation of employees.