Monthly Archives: February 2015

What to Do When an Employee is Caught Stealing

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

When an employee is caught stealing, it is critical for an employer to have a specific and consistent response, both from a legal and a discrimination perspective. While this situation may not have occurred in your company, it is important to acquaint yourself with the pertinent guidelines should it unfortunately happen in the future…. Read More »

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When Can You Use Your Workplace Email?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

While some employees may be harboring an assumption of privacy at work, it is important to recognize that this is not always the case. Here’s one way to think about it: during the workday, the employer owns your time. Anything you do, your employer has the right to look at and understand what is… Read More »

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11th Circuit Update: Workers’ Compensation, Unpaid Overtime

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Morales v. Zenith Ins. Co., No. 12-11755 (11th Cir. 2015) (January 22, 2015) Brief Summary: Recovery of wrongful death judgment against an employer is barred by insurance policy exclusion of injuries covered under workers’ compensation law. In Morales v. Zenith Ins. Co., Leticia Morales brought a breach of contract claim against Zenith Insurance Company… Read More »

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5 Telecommuting Tips for Employees and Employers

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

While telecommuting has the power to increase overall productivity, strengthen business relationships and enrich employee benefits, it requires a shift in behavior and structure for both employees and employers. Learn some tips for maximizing the success of telecommuting endeavors. Employers should: Establish policies and expectations up front. Consider things like ongoing training, flexible hours,… Read More »

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Reasons that Qualify for FMLA Leave

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons in a 12-month period, with no disruption in group health insurance. Since not every reason qualifies for FMLA protection, it is important to understand the types of events… Read More »

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