Employment Law

Aim to minimize risks of retaliation claims in retail

Aim to minimize risks of retaliation claims in retail

By Richard I. Lehr Esq. Retaliation is the No. 1 employment claim filed throughout the United States. That is, an employee engages in what he or she believes is a protected activity, and the employer responds with adverse treatment, therefore the…

Q&A: Social media in the workplace

Q&A: Social media in the workplace

Answers provided by employment law expert Richard I. Lehr, Esq. Can an employer limit what an employee can post on social media? Yes. Employers may prohibit employees from posting confidential business information, including information about customers, products, pricing, marketing, business strategies…

Employment Law FAQS: Workplace Bullying

Employment Law FAQS: Workplace Bullying

What behaviors constitute bullying or harassment in the workplace? “Bullying is often interspersed when the term harassment is used, but bullying in the workplace has its origins in what happened in the classic school yard bullying. So, for example, behavior that is…

Employment Law FAQs: Employee Post-Pregnancy

Employment Law FAQs: Employee Post-Pregnancy

What is an employer required to provide an employee after pregnancy? “For covered employers and eligible employees, parental or bonding leave is FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) covered. Employers do not have to provide parental or bonding leave in incremental blocks or part-time blocks. Employees…

Employment Law FAQs: Employee Pregnancy

Employment Law FAQs: Employee Pregnancy

What three laws impact employers during the pregnancy of an employee? “Under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which applies to employers with 15 of more employees in the current or previous calendar year, employees who are pregnant may not be forced…

Employment Law FAQs: Jury Duty

Employment Law FAQs: Jury Duty

What’s an employer required to do when an employee is summoned for jury duty? “When an employee is summoned for jury duty, an Alabama employer must give a full-time employee paid leave for the duration of their service. That means…