August 17, 2017
Ask Jack: Can I Terminate An Employee On Workers' Compensation Medical Leave?
An employer asks Jack McCalmon, Esq. how to manage a poor performing employee who is out on workers' compensation leave. Read more...
How Managers Can Avoid Stepping Into An ADA Trap
An employer is sued for disability discrimination after a manager refuses to consider an applicant with a permanently injured arm. Kirstin Heffner discusses some hiring risks for managers and supervisors. Read more...
Now Is Not The Time To Delay An Investigation
Summer's end is busy as you try to take that last trip to the lake before school starts. If an investigation need arises now, don't let the calendar dictate choices you make. Leslie Zieren discusses. Read more...
Accommodating Or Firing For Medical Marijuana Use? You Make The Call
An employee with a medical marijuana prescription tests positive for marijuana. Do you fire him under your drug policy? What about the ADA? You make the call. Read more...
In a Competitive Recruiting Environment, Many Employers Offer More Benefits
A survey shows most organizations now offer health care for spouses, flexible work time, and other employee benefits. We examine the risk.read more
Minimum Wage And Overtime Traps For Contractors
A lawsuit seeking class-action status alleges a federal contractor paid its drivers fixed salaries that fell well below federal and local minimum wage and overtime requirements. We examine.read more
Whistleblowing: A Risk Beyond The Control Of Employers?
Whistleblowing lawsuits continue to escalate to new heights and multi-million dollar verdicts. We examine one such suit and provide some prevention insight.read more