Michael Kelsheimer

Michael Kelsheimer

Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

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Employment Law 101: Holiday Parties

Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: This one is pretty straight forward. It applies to all employers contemplating any type of holiday gathering for its staff. What are the legal issues: Holiday parties...more

12/13/2013 - Discrimination Drunk Driving Employer Liability Issues FLSA Holiday Parties Holidays Religious Discrimination Sex Discrimination Sexual Harassment Wine & Alcohol

Equal Pay Act

Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: Virtually all employers with employees of the opposite sex are subject to the Equal Pay Act (EPA). What is the rule: Employers cannot pay one sex higher wages than the other for...more

9/2/2013 - Compensation & Benefits Discrimination Equal Pay Equal Pay Act Gender-Based Pay Discrimination Wages

Equal Pay Act 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago yesterday John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law....more

7/29/2013 - Discrimination Equal Pay Act Gender-Based Pay Discrimination Paycheck Fairness Act

At-Will Employment

What does “at-will” employment mean: You might be inclined to think that it means that employees serve at the will of the master, or at the master’s pleasure. While this historically makes sense, “at-will” employment is...more

5/10/2013 - At-Will Employment Discrimination Employee Benefits Retaliation Unions Wage and Hour Whistleblowers

Recordkeeping Part I

Who does it apply to: In this edition, it varies according to the requirements of the particular law identified below. I am taking a short two-part break from my regular format to bring you the record keeping requirements...more

2/25/2013 - ADA Age Discrimination Books & Records Discrimination Employee Benefits Employee Polygraph Protection Act Employment Application Equal Pay Act FLSA FMLA GINA Hiring & Firing Job Applicants Payroll Records Recordkeeping Requirements Title VII

Smoking Discrimination

Who does it apply to: All employers who have employees or prospective employees that smoke....more

1/28/2013 - ADA Disability Discrimination HIPAA Smoking Bans

Too Sexy To Work Here: Fired For Being Attractive

Melissa Nelson is “devastated” according to ABC News. She was fired from her job as a dental assistant after 10 years of service because her male employer found her attractive and felt termination necessary to protect his...more

12/31/2012 - Discrimination Hiring & Firing Melissa Nelson Nelson v Knight Sex Discrimination Termination

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