Monthly Archives: November 2021

Unemployment tax rules for multi-state employees

Does your business have locations and/or employees in different states? If your business has locations in more than one state and/or employees who live in one state and work in another, chances are you have questions about which state(s) the SUTA (unemployment) tax applies to. Here's a detailed explanation that should help you understand how [...]

November 26th, 2021|unemployment|

Violation of company’s no-call/no-how policy

After a nurse was terminated for violating her employer's no-call/no-show attendance policy, she sued under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The case recently reached the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Court sided with the employer. One key point? Her leave was foreseeable. So she should have given notice as soon as [...]

November 19th, 2021|FMLA, Uncategorized|

Pitfalls in scheduling work shifts

When scheduling workers for shifts, there are plenty of tricky legal areas, such as accommodating religious beliefs. Many state and local laws now require predictive scheduling for employees in certain industries and positions. Under these laws, employers can't change workers' shifts at the last minute without paying them for their time, sometimes at a premium. [...]

November 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Workers paying for uniforms? Or for cleaning them? Think again.

In two recent cases, employers were fined for violating minimum wage laws related to uniforms. Denny's in Houston was fined under the Fair Labor Standards Act for deducting the cost of workers' uniforms, since those deductions caused their pay to fall below minimum wage. In violation of New York state labor law, Eulen America, an [...]

November 4th, 2021|deductions, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)|