Monthly Archives: December 2014

Is a Year-End Bonus Discretionary? What Happens If I Don’t Get Paid?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Bonuses come in a variety of different shapes and sizes. Understanding your particular bonus can ensure that you receive the fair and correct amount. What is the difference between discretionary and non-discretionary bonuses? A non-discretionary bonus: Usually contractual – paid because of a contract or agreement that has been made between the employer and… Read More »

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Tips on Holiday Gift Giving in the Workplace

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

When it comes to holiday gift giving in the workplace, it’s more than the thought that counts. There are numerous issues that should be considered during the selection and exchange of year-end gifts in a work environment. Holiday gifts given by employers: The most common holiday gifts are typically generic gift cards. Other frequently… Read More »

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11th Circuit Update: Discrimination, National Origin, FMLA

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Erika Jacobs v Tricia Biando, Liberty Tax, Kristy Freitas, et al., ____F.3d____ (11th Cir. November 24, 2014). Brief Summary: Employee filed an amended complaint asserting Title VII claims, as well as various state law claims against her employer. The district court dismissed the amended complaint without prejudice for failure to state a claim, pursuant to… Read More »

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11th Circuit Updates: Wages, Title VII, Rehabilitation

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Darryl Walker, et al., v. Jefferson County Board of Education, et al., ____F.3d____ (11th Cir. November 4, 2014). Brief Summary: Consolidated appeals of school board employees regarding wrongfully calculated wages and overtime. Eleventh Circuit affirmed. In Walker, employees sued the Jefferson County School Board of Education and Madison City Board of Education, and made… Read More »

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My Company Is Closing on the Holidays, Do I Get Paid?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

With the holiday season upon us, it is an opportune time to review your company’s holiday pay practices. Learn what is required, so you know what funds you’ll have for end-of-year spending. To begin with, it is important to understand that an employer is not required to provide its employees with time off (paid… Read More »

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Religious Discrimination: What Holidays Can I Take off Work?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

The holiday season is a time of celebration for many. However, what amount of that religious celebration qualifies as time away from work is determined by your employer and governed by law. Learn what the law requires of your company and what you need to do to guarantee it happens. What does the law… Read More »

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