Employment Lifeline BLOG


Did the 2016 Overtime Rule Take Effect?

By James M. Reid

 
 
 
 

The Sixth Circuit Holds that Class Action Waivers are Unlawful While the Same Issue is Still Pending at the Supreme Court

By James M. Reid

 
 
 
 

The Sixth Circuit Byrnes the Internal Revenue Service: New Precedent for Owners of Businesses With Employees

By Evan H. Kaploe

 
 
 
 

Age Discrimination May be Inferred from Poorly Documented Reasons for Separation and the Redistribution of Work Duties

By James M. Reid

 
 
 
 

Be-leach it or Not: Employers Using Bleach May Unknowingly Violate Michigan Law—and Face Sanctions

By R.J. Cronkhite

 
 
 
 

A Well Drafted Job Description/Attendance Policy Proved to be Critical in Defending a Disability Discrimination Claim

By James M. Reid

 
 
 
 

Does the IRS Consider Us the Employer?

By Evan H. Kaploe

 
 
 
 

Are You Prepared for the January 1, 2017 Minimum Wage Increase and Posting Requirements?

By James M. Reid

 
 
 
 

Employers May Avoid Bonus Payments by Terminating Employees Prior to the Payout Date

By James M. Reid

 
 
 
 

Overtime Rule Blocked by Nationwide Preliminary Injunction

By Kaitlin A. Brown

 
 
 
 

Privileged and Confidential Communications Survive Upon Demise of Persuader Rule

By Kaitlin A. Brown

 
 
 
 

New Overtime Regulation Issued by The Department of Labor May Require Exempt Employees to be Reclassified as Hourly

By James M. Reid

 
 
 
 

The Defend Trade Secrets Act Requires Employers to Update Agreements in Order to Receive New Federal Remedies

By James M. Reid

 
 
 
 

EEOC Files First Lawsuits Challenging Sexual Orientation Discrimination as Sex Discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act

By James M. Reid

 
 
 
 

IRS Warns Human Resource Professionals to Watch Out for New W-2 E-mail Phishing (“Spoofing”) Scheme

By James M. Reid

 
 
 
 

Top 10 Tips to Minimize the Likelihood of Workplace Violence

By James M. Reid

 
 
 
 

Unlawful Employee Handbook Provisions

By James M. Reid

 
 
 
 

Binding Mediation Agreements are Enforceable

By James M. Reid

 
 
 
 

Amendments to Expungement Laws Allow Applicants to Legally Deny Convictions

By James M. Reid

 
 
 

September 30, 2015 Amendments to Garnishment Laws Benefit the Employer/Creditor

By James M. Reid

 
 
 

Time Spent in Security Screenings is Unpaid

By James M. Reid

 
 
 

Zero Tolerance Policies May Expose Employers to Reverse Discrimination Claims

By James M. Reid

 
 
 

Successor Liability for Employers

By James M. Reid and Kate S. Matlen

 
 
 

Compliance with the Affordable Care Act from an Employment Law Perspective!

By James M. Reid

 
 

Minimum Wage Increase and Posting Requirements

By James M. Reid

 
 

Technological Advances Impact “Mailbox Rule” Notification

By James M. Reid

 
 
 

Top Five Tips for Managing Unemployment Tax Liability

By James M. Reid

 
 
 

Wage and Hour Lawsuits are at Record Highs

By James M. Reid

 
 
 

The Supreme Court Makes it Harder for Employers to Defend Retaliation and Age Discrimination Cases

By James M. Reid

 
 

The Top 5 Excuses that Employers Make to Delay Updating Their
Employee Handbook

By James M. Reid

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My Top 5 Reasons to Have an Employee Handbook

By James M. Reid
 
 
 
 

My Top 5 Provisions to Include in the Employee Handbook Acknowledgement

By James M. Reid