17 states have sued to stop the joint-employer rule. No, not yesterday’s joint-employer rule; the other one.

Image by Okan Caliskan from Pixabay Is your head spinning? Ok, sit down. I’ll explain it. Yesterday, I blogged about the National Labor Relations Board announcing its joint-employer rule. Under the Board’s new rule, a joint-employer relationship involves one business that possesses and exercises substantial direct and immediate control over one or more essential terms…

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I have a copy of the EEOC’s ‘top secret, classified, confidential’* priorities for 2020. Want to see it?

Photo by Tayeb MEZAHDIA from Pexels *And by ‘top secret, classified, confidential,’ I mean readily available from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s publicly accessible website (here). And also, here and here. Or, you can just keep reading, because I’ve cut and pasted some of two of the five priorities below because I’d like to…

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This, right here, is some of the most messed up retaliation (allegedly). And it all settled for a cool milli.

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay Technically, they settled for $1.15M. But, that won’t stop me from playing some ‘Lil Wayne. Many of you who readers have good taste in employment law blogs, my ramblings and typos notwithstanding. That’s because you also read Jon Hyman’s Ohio Employer Law Blog. Jon’s blog is a pragmatic take on…

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How do your employees report FMLA absences?

Image Credit: PxFuel.com (License to use Creative Commons Zero – CC0) I’m a two tin can and string kinda guy. That way, not only can I can tell my kids — I have 50 of them — to cut the crap and clip my blogger toenails but also I can use the string and cans…

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Study reveals that job recruiters are least likely to select candidates that do WHAT on social media?

Ibrahim.ID / CC BY-SA Obviously, probably, and definitely. But, a recent survey didn’t cover any of these examples. Survey methodology Instead, researchers at Penn State University “recruited 436 hiring managers from a variety of organizations, 61% of whom were employed in the hospitality industry and the remainder in industries ranging from information technology to healthcare….

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But, Eric, how can employees get FMLA if they are overseas?

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay Yesterday, over at The Employer Handbook Facebook page — give us a like — I saw a comment, followed by a snarky meme, in response to yesterday’s Family and Medical Leave Act / Coronavirus post. One reader commented that an employee stranded on a ship overseas couldn’t get FMLA leave…

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