Law at Work

with Jessica M. Kramer

03/21/17

How badly does my employee have to mess up to be denied UI benefits?

Knowing whether an employee either is or is not eligible for UI benefits is helpful in lowering the employer’s UI tax rate.

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01/26/17

Must I allow my employees time off when their child’s school is closed?

Probably not, but a good employer is careful in enforcing any time-off policies, even those that may appear to be innocuous.

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11/23/16

FLSA overtime and salary changes put on hold

A federal court, on Nov. 22, 2016, issued an injunction to temporarily stop the Department of Labor from implementing the new rules which were set to change, among other things, the minimum salary that must be paid to exempt employees, which may impact an employee’s eligibility for overtime, from $23,660 to $47,476 per year, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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11/07/16

When political discourse in the workplace goes wrong

‘Tis the season when political discussions abound — on social media, on television and radio, at home, at family gatherings, and inevitably at work. There’s nothing wrong with a little healthy argument now and then, right?

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09/20/16

Employee breaks: Myths dispelled

The ins and outs of providing breaks at work for employees might seem obvious, but there are some things to consider before you find yourself with bigger problems than hungry workers with rumbling stomachs. Here are two frequently held beliefs, or myths, about employee breaks and the truth about what's required of you, the employer.

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