Category Archives: Employment Law
What To Do When An Employee Wants A Religious Exemption For A COVID Vaccine
If you have a private business, you have the right to require that employees be vaccinated for COVID-19. However, the law has a number of exemptions including for those employees who say that getting vaccinated is against their religious beliefs. Forcing employees to be vaccinated when it is against their religion, and then firing… Read More »
What Is – And Is Not – Marital Status Discrimination?
If you have an employee who alleges that they are being discriminated against because of their marital status, be it single, married, divorced or something else, is that a valid claim? Do you, as an employer, have to worry about being sued because you treated someone unfairly based on their marital status? Marital Status… Read More »
Do You Have To Accommodate An Employee With Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia may be one of the lesser known diseases or ailments, and so when an employee comes to you asking for accommodations, you may be unsure of whether or not you have to provide these. The Americans With Disabilities Act Remember that the Americans With Disabilities Act does not have a specific list of… Read More »
Can You Require Your Employees To Get Vaccinated For COVID?
If you are an employer in Florida, you may be thinking of requiring your employees to be vaccinated against COVID. However, there is a lot of confusion about whether this is legal and how it can be implemented. Here are some guidelines on Florida Law, related to the mandatory vaccination of employees. Employees Must… Read More »
Can You Be Sued For Discrimination On The Basis Of Sexual Orientation?
Most of us know that it is illegal to discriminate in the workplace based on gender, sex, race, religion, disability and a host of other factors. But what about gender identity, or sexuality? Can someone sue, saying they were fired, or that they weren’t hired, because they are LBGTQ? Harassment is Almost Always Illegal… Read More »
HIV Discrimination In The Workplace
With the advent of new medicines and treatments, thankfully, HIV and AIDS is now treatable, allowing patients to live long, complete lives. However, that should not take away from the fact that HIV is still a recognized legal disability, and as such, employers need to be careful not to discriminate in the workplace against… Read More »
FAQs About Your Business And Social Media
Today, it is likely that your business has a social media presence, or that you, personally, have a social media site or page. Many people post on social media to promote their business, which is a good idea. However, many people are also unaware of the social media ramifications of some of the things… Read More »
Google Accused Of Taking Advantage Of Attorney Client Privilege
Most business owners know about attorney client privilege, and about how communications to your business or other type of attorney can never be revealed. But some businesses don’t understand the limitation of the privilege, and Google is now in trouble for allegedly trying to take advantage of it. Limitations to the Privilege Communication between… Read More »
Court Says Restaurant Doesn’t Have To pay Mandatory “Service Fees” To Workers
If you own a business, and your employees are paid with tips, it’s important to know what is and what is not a tip. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) the distinction can be the difference between paying your employees correctly, or owing money to your employees for unpaid wages. Restaurant Says Service… Read More »
Considerations For Remote Work Agreements
When the pandemic subsided, many businesses opted to allow workers to continue to work from home. Many employers allowed this and carried on their normal business activities, without giving any thought to whether or not they may need remote work agreements. What is a Remote Work Agreement? A remote work agreement isn’t a new… Read More »