Tag Archives: Employee Manuals

Ohio Foundry Cited for Dozens of Violations

A & B Foundry & Machining LLC received a proposed fine of $170,107 for 33 health and safety violations issued during an inspection at the Franklin, Ohio facility. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration initiated the inspection under its national emphasis program targeting the primary metals industry. Among the violations found were four repeat violations […]

Prohibited Employment Policies/Practices

Under the laws enforced by EEOC, it is illegal to discriminate against someone (applicant or employee) because of that person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to retaliate against a person because he or she complained about discrimination, filed a charge […]

Award of Backpay Under FMLA Could Include Overtime Compensation

First Circuit Court In this case, on a matter of first impression, the First Circuit affirmed the district court’s holding that an award of backpay to an employee for the employer’s violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) properly included overtime compensation.Juan Pagán-Colón, an assistant manager at a Walgreens in Puerto Rico, brought […]

Company Pays $50,000 to EEOC Settle Charges

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission America’s Thrift Stores of Alabama, Inc. will pay $50,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC had charged that the company violated federal law by refusing to provide an employee with a reasonable accommodation and subsequently firing […]

Starbucks Liable to Baristas For $14 Million

First Circuit Court of Appeals There can be no better introduction to this case than that of the First Circuit: As society matures and employment law evolves, legislatures have lavished more attention on the policies and practices used by employers with respect to customer gratuities. Massachusetts is in the regulatory forefront on these cutting-edge issues. […]

DOJ Issues Ruling on use of Medical Marijuana

  The Department of Justice (DOJ) issued guidelines in several states that have enacted laws authorizing the use of “medical marijuana.” We have had several inquiries about whether the DOJ advice to Federal prosecutors regarding pursuing criminal cases will have an impact upon the Department of Transportation’s longstanding regulation about the use of marijuana by safety‐sensitive […]