There was a lot of buzz in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving—buzz which will continue through the Christmas holiday—about retailers and other businesses that not only opened on “Black Friday,” but also on Thanksgiving Day...more
Most California employers know that an employee who is fired must be paid all of his or her wages, including accrued but unused vacation, immediately at the time of termination. Labor Code sections 201 and 227.3. However, I...more
Frank Moreno agreed, as a condition of his employment with Sonic-Calabasas A, Inc., to arbitrate all of this employment disputes with his employer. After terminating his employment with Sonic, Moreno filed an administrative...more
“Use It or Lose It” Policy Results in Multimillion-Dollar Verdict -
Why it matters: Although this decision is unpublished, it provides a lesson on the potentially expensive ramifications of maintaining an illegal...more
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has handed down an important decision for UK employers, limiting the right of workers to carry forward holiday entitlement accrued during a period of long-term sickness absence.
A favorite saying of my mentor and colleague in the Labor and Employment Group here at Burns & Levinson is “no good deed goes unpunished.” Over my years of practice, I have found that this phrase oft comes to mind when an...more
Two recent decisions from Massachusetts courts again highlight the strict requirements of the Massachusetts Wage Act, which details how and when employees must be paid. The cases address the treatment of sales commissions and...more
Although human resources professionals are not always recognized for their efforts during a corporate acquisition, the work which they do behind the scenes can often make the difference between an acquisition succeeding or...more
Being that we are in the midst of the holiday season, it seems quite appropriate to address employer vacation leave and pay policies. It may be a surprise that The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require payment for...more
The relationship between an employer and an employee in Canada is heavily regulated. All jurisdictions in Canada – both federal and provincial - have enacted legislation (statutes and regulations) governing various aspects of...more
As a continuation of the 20th anniversary of our Employment Law Reporter, here is our list of the top twenty mistakes that employers currently make when firing employees. Enjoy!
Terminating When In The Heat Of Passion....more
This is an important question, as it impacts such issues as whether travel time is paid, whether those hours factor into hours of work restrictions, overtime calculations and determining vacation pay. Surprisingly, the answer...more