How Much Time Off is Reasonable for a Religious Accommodation Under Title VII?

Title VII is the federal body of law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin or religion.  Title VII also bars retaliation against someone for having alleged such discrimination.  This is the body of law on which employees typically rely when, for example, they ask to be excused from work […]

Is a Secretary Exempt from Overtime Pay?

One of the common mistakes made by employers is assuming that office workers are exempt from payment of overtime wages simply because they are “white collar”.  The typical scenario is that a secretary is hired at a specified monthly salary, sits at a desk, wears nice clothes, is given a professional sounding title, and is […]

NLRB Postpones Posting Requirement Until April 30, 2012

A previous posting alerted readers to the National Labor Relations Board’s new requirement that a poster be displayed at virtually every workplace giving workers notice of certain rights.  The poster, available at the NLRB’s website, must be posted in non-union shops as well as in union shops.  In response to criticism by various business groups, […]

New NLRB Poster is Available at NLRB Website

As is noted in a prior posting, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has implemented a rule requiring most employers to post a notice of certain workers’ rights beginning November 14, 2011.  This rule applies to most private sector employers, regardless of whether they are a union shop.  The poster is now available for download […]