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Recognizing and Successfully Implementing a Compensation Strategy

Many times, an employer does not consider its compensation structure until it is replacing an employee or preparing for collective bargaining with a union.  However, if an employer waits until there is a crisis in the workplace as the result of employee turnover or the weeks leading up to collective bargaining, it has likely [...]

2019-04-30T12:47:23-04:00April 30th, 2019|blog|

Text Messages Deemed Public Record for Public Officials

On March 13th, 2019, an Ohio Court of Claims Judge ruled that text messages sent by a public official regarding official business are public records and can be requested under Ohio’s Open Records Law. Such texts are subject to the law regardless of whether they are made on a personal device or a work device. [...]

2019-04-16T12:19:40-04:00April 16th, 2019|Newsletter|

When Should Employers Intervene in Workplace Rumors?

Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held in Parker v. Reema Consulting Services, that a false rumor that a female employee slept with her male boss to obtain a promotion can give rise to the employer’s liability under Title VII for discrimination “because of sex.” 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 3965. [...]

2019-04-16T12:20:57-04:00April 16th, 2019|Newsletter|

FMLA News from the Department of Labor

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued an opinion letter in an effort to clear up some confusion on the designation of leave under the Family Medical Leave Act. The question presented to the DOL was whether an employee could ask an employer to designate FMLA-qualifying leave as some other form of leave (e.g. sick [...]

2019-04-16T12:21:54-04:00April 16th, 2019|Newsletter|