Successful Employers Recognize the Importance of Having Well-Trained Supervisors

Employers in today’s society are faced with a variety of workplace challenges, from complying with complex and often confusing employment laws to effectively managing a diverse workforce comprised of individuals from a broad spectrum of society.  Let’s face it: managing your workforce, making the right employment decisions with regard to hiring,  promotions, and terminations; and […]

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NLRB Decides that Workers Can Use Their Employers Email — Even for Union Organizing

On December 11, 2014, in Purple Communications, Inc., the NLRB overturned its 2007 Register Guard decision and held that employees have the right to use their employers’ email systems for non-business purposes, including communicating about union organizing.  The NLRB emphasized the importance of email as a critical means of communication for employees, especially in today’s […]

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Can an Employer Deduct an Exempt Employee’s Salary When the Employer Closes Its Business Due to Either Inclement Weather or a Power Outage?

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) provides an employer an exemption for minimum wage and overtime payments for any employee employed in a bona fide executive, administrative, or professional capacity.  An employee may qualify for exemption if the employee meets all of the pertinent tests relating to duties and receives compensation on a “salary basis” […]

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