DOL: Workers Can Use FMLA To Attend Children’s Special Education Meetings

By Katie Clarey An employee may use Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave to attend a Committee on Special Education (CSE) meeting regarding the educational status of the employee's child, the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) said in an opinion letter released Thursday. The individual who wrote WHD has two [...]

2019-08-13T15:08:39-04:00August 13th, 2019|News|

US Companies to Hold Steady on Wage Increases in Favor of Bonuses

By Valerie Bolden-Barrett Money might still be the top motivator for most workers, but based on new reports from Willis Towers Watson (WTW) and global insurance broker Gallagher, companies plan to keep wage increases at or below the current 3% average by offering personalized benefits, bonuses and other variable compensation. According to Gallagher's 2019/2020 Salary [...]

2019-08-13T13:36:49-04:00August 13th, 2019|News|

Trucking Company’s ‘Inflexible Leave Policy’ Application Violated Disability Discrimination Laws, EEOC Says

By Lisa Burden Dive Brief One of the largest tank truck carriers in the United States violated federal law when it "applied its inflexible leave policy" to fire two employees with disabilities who had exhausted their medical leave, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged in a lawsuit. The EEOC says one of the company's [...]

2019-08-08T14:42:47-04:00August 8th, 2019|News|