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A recipient of in-patient treatment in a court-ordered drug and alcohol rehabilitation program who performs work for the program during the course of treatment is not an employee of the program for the purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.
The Department of Labor just provided employers a sign that it might be open to altering the Family and Medical Leave Act regulations and guidance, perhaps resolving some of the more difficult aspects of the law that cause the most administrative and implementation headaches. In a July 16 release, the DOL published a request for information seeking public input about the way it interprets and implements the federal leave law so it can “provide a foundation for examining the effectiveness of the current regulations in meeting the statutory objectives of the FMLA.” What are the top five changes that could be on the horizon?
An employee who erupts into an angry tirade or bursts into tears may be just as surprised as everyone else at the workplace by the sudden onslaught of emotion. As workers deal with the uncertainty and loss resulting from a global pandemic, a recession and racial tensions, such emotional flare-ups are increasingly likely to occur. However rattling, a meltdown is not necessarily a terrible thing. Emotions that aren’t dealt with "don’t go away. They just go underground, to the detri
The US Supreme Court ruled June 15 in Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga. that the prohibition against sex discrimination in the workplace under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act covers sexual orientation and gender identity. Title VII applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including part-time and temporary workers. Following the decision, benefits experts […]
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Summer always raises the risk of heat-related illness, especially for those who work outside, but wearing a face mask to stop the spread of COVID-19 shouldn’t make it any more dangerous, experts said. The key to staying safe and comfortable is to wear the right kind of mask and, as always, remember to hydrate and acclimatize before spending long periods in the heat.
The first impressions that interviewers form about you are created by the information in your resume and the ease with which they can access that knowledge; this depends partly on a logical flow of information within the document.
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