Category Archives: Blog
Eleventh Circuit concludes NLRB order to reinstate employees is not moot just because reinstatement is difficult
NLRB v. Allied Medical Transport, Inc., No. 14-15033 (11th Cir. Oct. 13, 2015) SHORT: In NLRB v. Allied Medical Transport, Inc., the Eleventh Circuit granted the National Labor Relations Board’s petition for enforcement, concluding that substantial evidence supported the Board’s order that Allied illegally interfered with its employees’ union activities and unlawfully retaliated against… Read More »
Eleventh Circuit concludes no racial discrimination when employee was hired by same School Board that fired him, and offered a contract renew before termination
Flowers v. Troup Cnty. Sch. Dist., No. 14-11498 (11th Cir. Oct. 16, 2015) Short: In Flowers v. Troup Cnty. Sch. Dist., the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of summary judgment on behalf of the School District regarding a former employee’s claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. 2000e… Read More »
Eleventh Circuit concludes speech not protected by First Amendment when made in accordance with job duties, and not focused on matters of public concern.
Alves v. Board of Regents, No. 14-14149 (11th Cir. Oct. 29, 2015) Short version: In Alves v. Board of Regents, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of the Board of Regents, regarding five Georgia State University employees’ claims of violation of their First Amendment rights. The employees brought claims under 42 U.S.C…. Read More »
BYOD Policy: Do I Need One for My Small Business?
With an increasing dependence on electronics, employers are becoming forced to confront the issue of how an employee can use his or her own personal electronic devices in the workplace. In response, more and more business owners are implementing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies to establish guidelines for their employers to follow. Read… Read More »
Can I Ask My Employer to Pay for My Education?
Want to go back to school, but nervous about asking your employer to foot part or all of the bill? Don’t be. There are numerous ways that funding your additional education could benefit the company. Learn the strategies for selling those advantages to your employer and it could mean a win-win for everyone. What… Read More »
How to Practice Mindfulness at Work
While mindfulness has its roots in ancient Buddhist philosophy and religion, it has recently gained popularity in the corporate world. Companies such as Apple, Deutsche Bank and General Mills have instituted mindfulness programs for its employees. Nurtured through the practice of sitting meditation, mindfulness helps individuals become unconditionally present. Proponents believe its benefits include… Read More »
8 Steps to Take to Get a Promotion
While working hard and generating results may eventually earn you that coveted promotion, there are other ways to speed the process along. Learn what proactive steps you should be taking to ensure career advancement. Demonstrate a strong capacity for growth. Identify 3-4 areas in your work that will enable you to grow in your… Read More »
President Obama: In Favor of Expanding Overtime Laws
In March 2014, President Obama issued the Labor Secretary an executive order to rewrite the overtime exemption rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). With these new rules on the immediate horizon, it is important to know what is likely to change and what critics and proponents are saying. The two main changes… Read More »
5 Telecommuting Tips for Employees and Employers
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 »
Do You Need an Employee Background Check?
Hiring decisions are critical determinants of your company’s future success. And while interviews and resumes provide a good foundation, it can be advisable to procure additional information for a truly informed decision regarding a candidate. That said, it is important to understand what information you can legally access and use to make hiring decisions…. Read More »