with Jody Glynn Patrick
What you don’t know can hurt you, particularly if a disgruntled employee does know the ins and outs of employment law. Certainly it is fertile ground — employers spent nearly $500 million settling wage-and-hour lawsuits at both the state and federal level last year, mostly due to compensation rules that are too often misunderstood or misapplied even by the most seasoned HR professional. Here’s what you need to know to avoid contributing to that pool!
Let’s begin with a bold, true statement: The Dane County Salvation Army does not have an anti-LGBT agenda. Hiring practices are nondiscriminatory, health insurance is available to domestic partners, and service is not denied to recipients who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. In fact, the Salvation Army here has employees who are comfortably “out”; one employee, in fact, holds visible leadership status in the LGBT community.