Related to: Policies

NLRB Division of Advice Uses Common Sense In Considering Legality of Workplace Rules

The National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB”) Division of Advice (“Division”) recently considered a union’s challenge to language in a business ethics policy maintained by aircraft manufacturer, Boeing Company. In a departure from the NLRB’s recent anti-employer guidance regarding employment policies, the Division issued an opinion upholding Boeing’s policy, which specifically forbade workers from engaging in…

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OSHA Suggests Safety Incentives and Other Common Employer Practices May Be Illegal

Earlier this year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an internal memorandum on several employer practices that it believes illegally discourage employee reports of injuries and violate various whistleblower statutes. Under the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (“Act”), employees have a right to report workplace injuries and illnesses without being discriminated or…

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EEOC Finds Company’s One Year and Out, No Accommodation Leave Policy Discriminatory

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Your Employees Are Entitled to Leave on Election Day

As November 2nd approaches, employers should be aware of their obligations under Wisconsin’s voter leave laws. Sections 12.07 and 6.76 of the Wisconsin Statutes require employers to grant all employees eligible to vote up to three successive hours of leave on Election Day for the purpose of voting. However, this leave may be unpaid and…

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DOL Expands FMLA Rights for Members of Non-Traditional Families

On June 22, 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an administrative interpretation letter clarifying the definition of “son or daughter” under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  This clarification expands certain FMLA rights of employees in non-traditional families, including both opposite-sex and same-sex partners, through its interpretation of the “in loco…

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New Law Requires School Boards To Adopt Anti-Bullying Policy

Governor Doyle recently signed into law Wisconsin Act 309, which requires all public school boards to adopt an anti-bullying policy by August 15, 2010. The Act also directs the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to develop a model anti-bullying policy, which must include the following: (1) a definition of bullying; (2) a prohibition on bullying;…

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