Category Archives: hospitality

Common ADA Screw-up’s – Not Documenting That Individual Interaction Process

Common ADA Screw-up’s – Not Documenting Individual Interaction With Employees Who May Have Disability Conditions I will start blogging about various common mistakes in several areas, including the ADA, OSHA compliance, and investigation/discipline and discharge. As a starting point, I … Continue reading

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Predictions About the NLRB

The Workforce Fairness Institute just published an interesting analysis of likely actions by the NLRB in 2013 – NLRB Targets Secret Ballot and Employee Private Information.  The authors feel pretty strongly about the material and make little pretense of neutrality, … Continue reading

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Wash Your $!&# Hands! Employers and the Flu

The CDC reports that the current flu season will be the worst one in recent years. On January 9, news outlets carried stories about the City of Boston declaring a state of public health emergency and of Chicago hospitals having … Continue reading

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The Care and Feeding Of Counsel

My Las Vegas partner, Mark Ricciardi, recently posted the Fourth Part of his Blog on “Ten Reasons to Find a New Labor Employment Attorney.” I respect Mark’s opinions because he maintains some of our most enthusiastic clients. Over the next … Continue reading

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Employers Should Take the EEOC More Seriously In 2013

Some executives and managers consider EEOC charges to be a cost of doing business.   Based on past experience, they do not treat Discrimination Charges with the same concern as other legal matters.  The EEOC’s current focus on Systemic Discrimination and the … Continue reading

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New Service Contracts With the Federal Government Require Employers to Offer Jobs to Displaced Employees of the Previous Employer.

  It was already difficult to understand and comply with Federal Government Contracting Laws, such as Davis-Bacon, Walsh-Healey and the Service Contract Act (SCA).  As of January 18, 2013, employers obtaining service contracts with the Federal Government will be required … Continue reading

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NLRB Continues to Rewrite the Law Through Decisions – Overrules 50-Year Precedent

Most of my readers may manage Non-Union facilities and not have a great deal of interest in the details of today’s NLRB decision allowing “Checkoff” to survive the expiration of a collective bargaining agreement.  Yould should be interested.  Employer should note … Continue reading

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Top Ten Ways To Hold A Company Party – Without Getting Sued

Top Ten Ways To Hold A Company Party – Without Getting Sued Date: December 3, 2012 By Michael Mitchell (Labor Letter, December 2012) With the Holiday Season in full swing, many employers ask us about the wisdom of holding company parties … Continue reading

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What Should I Think About TV Coverage This Week and the New Congressional Report On the NLRB

A number of people asked me about Fox News and other discussions this week about an “out of control” NLRB. I have linked to a Fox story yesterday on a new Congressional Report that calls the NLRB a “rogue” agency. … Continue reading

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Can I Get In Trouble “Rounding” Employee’s Time?

Is It OK To “Round” An Employee’s Worktime? November 30, 2012 01:00 by John E. Thompson For many years, some employers have chosen to “round” non-exempt employees’ time entries in computing their wages. News items in recent days have reported … Continue reading

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