Personnel Policies & Practices

Are you an employer who requires your non-exempt employees to communicate electronically with co-workers, clients, or for other work related reasons outside of regular working hours?  If so, you could be subjecting your company to significant liability for unpaid overtime wages.   The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)...

Businesses frequently face threats to valuable trade secrets and other important business information.  However, there are steps that employers can take to protect this information.  One of the first steps an employer should take is to develop and implement appropriate policies and procedures to help prevent company...

Can an employer’s statement regarding the availability of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) provide employees with rights even if the FMLA doesn’t apply?  According to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the answer is “yes.”  In Tilley v. Kalamazoo County Road Commission, No. 14-1679...

MASUD LABOR LAW GROUP By: Brian Boyd There can be little doubt that the widespread use of social media has changed the employment landscape.  Employers are often left scratching their heads, wondering how to deal with sensitive issues raised by their employees’ use of social media.  #MeToo is no...

MASUD LABOR LAW GROUP By: Brian Boyd Employee handbooks provide a one-stop-shop for an employer’s rules, policies and procedures.  Drafting mistakes or omissions often result in mountains of avoidable litigation.  It is thus vital for all employers to have a well-drafted, comprehensive, and legally compliant employee handbook in their...

We previously reported on the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) completely outrageous and unreasonable attacks on commonplace work rules and, in truth, best human resource practices.  A recent case has shed light on just how truly absurd the NRLB’s rulings are and, further, leave the NLRB...