Monthly Archives: August 2023

What Employers Should Know About Pregnancy Discrimination

Pregnancy discrimination happens when an employer treats an applicant or employee unfavorably because they’re pregnant, gave birth to a child, or have a medical condition related to their pregnancy or childbirth. Despite being against the law, pregnancy discrimination remains a pervasive problem, at great personal and professional cost to its victims. Every year, the Equal [...]

August 25th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Paying for travel time between job sites

US Department of Labor recovers $96K for 10 workers on Kauai after finding cleaning company denied pay for overtime, work travel All Kauai Cleaning in Lihue also assessed $1,540 in penalties for repeated violations HONOLULU – U.S. Department of Labor investigators have found that a Lihue cleaning service failed to pay employees overtime wages when [...]

August 18th, 2023|Uncategorized|

FMLA violation: wrongful firing for excessive absenteeism

The Wicked Taco Inc., a Bradenton Beach, FL, restaurant, violated the Family and Medical Leave Act. Although an employee had a doctor’s note, the restaurant forced the employee to work and later fired the individual for excessive absenteeism. So, she gets:• $30,033 in back wages, and• $30,033 in liquidated damages.More info:

August 11th, 2023|Uncategorized|

New Form I-9 and Remote Verification Procedure

Per the IRS: Do not accept an ITIN in place of an SSN for employee identification or for work. An ITIN is only available to resident and nonresident aliens who are not eligible for U.S. employment and need identification for other tax purposes. You can identify an ITIN because it is a 9-digit number that [...]

August 4th, 2023|Uncategorized|