Her union contract says that she is entitled to twelve weeks of FMLA leave. That is the law. Under the contract, it also provides that when an employee takes FMLA leave, the employee is required to exhaust accumulated paid leave time where the leave is covered by the FMLA.
The Laws of Being an independent contractor
The idea of hiring independent contractors to get work done at a business seems to make a lot of economic sense. However, just because you classify a worker as an independent contractor, it does mean that the worker is an independent contractor under the law.
Non-Competes and Moving Foward
Each of us is supposed to have an opportunity to strike out on our own and fulfill our promise. But these days, more than ever, I have to tell the people who come to me to pump the brakes for a moment. That is because increasingly people in the workforce are restrained by non-compete and non-solicitation “agreements” that severely constrain their abilities to move on in their careers.
Ex-Convicts Reentering Society
It never really made sense to me that men and women who have spent years, if not decades in prison, are suddenly just expected to reenter society and abide by the law without a secure job or housing.
Jerry Colonna - Can You Really Bring Your Whole Self to Work?
As part of the On Being Project, Jerry Colonna was interviewed about leadership and how people in the workforce are challenging the preconceived notions of what it means to be a leader. Colonna is the co-founder and CEO of Reboot, an executive coaching and leadership development firm. Listen to his interview with host Krista Tippett at the link below.
Worker's Compensation and emotional injury
Under Connecticut workers’ compensation law, covered employees can receive the entire range of benefits for physical injuries. For the most part, emotional injuries are not covered unless they result from a physical injury.
terminating an employee
One of the hardest decisions that an employer can face is terminating an employee. Even where an employee is underperforming, in lots of small businesses, subordinates and co-workers are like family. Letting someone go can be painful for all.
Employees in the hot seat
Usually, the employee has seen his long-time supervisor replaced by a new supervisor who is coming in to put his own imprint on the job. That usually means adjusting expectations, and looking at performance of employees with a more critical eye. Inevitably, one or two employees are singled out and continued employment becomes questionable.
Lower Courts affect us more than supreme court
Few cases ultimately make their way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Most of our law in American is determined by trial courts and intermediate appellate courts.
States Trying to Close Gender Pay Gap
In July, Massachusetts became the first state to make it illegal for employers to ask prospective employees about their previous salaries, in an effort to close the gender pay gap. Look for similar legislation in Connecticut soon.
Employee Hazing can lead to Employer Liability
Employers are well-advised to act quickly to stop hazing and bullying in the workplace. A failure to act can result in significant liability.
Working off the clock has Pitfalls
Employers frequently ask employees to work off the clock, or to punch to work minutes or hours after they actually arrive to work. This can get an employer into hot water.