Michael Kelsheimer

Michael Kelsheimer

Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

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Employment Law 101: Americans with Disabilities Act

Who does it apply to: The law applies to all employers with 15 or more employees. What is the issue: It is against the law to discriminate against an employee or a prospective employee based on a disability the person...more

12/5/2014 - ADA Best Management Practices Disability Disability Discrimination Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies Hiring & Firing Reasonable Accommodation

Look Out Business Owners: 2013 EEOC – “Strategic Enforcement Plan”

On December 17, 2012, the EEOC handed down its Strategic Enforcement Plan for FY 2013 – 2016. The following areas were identified as focus points for enforcement...more

9/9/2013 - EEOC Equal Pay Harassment Hiring & Firing Immigrants Strategic Enforcement Plan

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

Are “Working Interviews” Legal?

One of my dental practice clients called this week to inquire about an idea they heard of recently called a “working interview.” The idea is to have an hygienist come in for a couple of days to find out whether they are good...more

2/25/2013 - 1099s Background Checks Employment Application Employment Contract Hiring & Firing I-9 Interviews New Hires Unemployment Benefits W-2

Unpaid Interns, Volunteers, And Trainees

Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: Every employer who has or intends to hire unpaid interns. When must an intern be paid: All “employees” of a business must be paid at least minimum wage unless they are a...more

12/31/2012 - DOL EEOC FLSA Hiring & Firing Internships Recruitment Policies Training Unpaid Interns Volunteers

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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