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Restaurateurs Speak Up on Unwanted Touching in the Workplace

A customer recently wrote about watching male bartenders touching a female bartender, who looked as if she didn't like it, but said nothing.

Tattoos and Piercings Still Viewed Negatively in the Workplace

In my 2011 article The Employee with the Dragon Tattoo< I addressed some of the employment law issues facing employers as new generations of employees enter the workplace. While tattoos have become more mainstream, particularly among members of Generations “Y” and “Z”, this type of self-expression is unlikely to be an asset in career advancement.

Federal Warning to Food Service Employers who Pay Employees Using Payroll/ATM Cards

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has published a bulletin reminding employers that they cannot require their employees to receive wages on a payroll card.

March 8, Deadline for Employers to Post Revised FMLA Poster

March 8, 2013 is the effective date for the U.S. Department of Labor’s final rule implementing important areas of expansion in the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA” or “the Act”).  As part of the implementation, a revised FMLA workplace poster has been created and is available to employers on the Internet (pdf).  All covered employers are advised to replace their existing poster with the revised version by March 8, 2013.

New IRS Crackdown on Small Businesses

The IRS and the Department of Labor are running a new small business crackdown on owners who misclassify employees as independent contractors, says Fox Business News.

NLRB Offers Employers More Guidance on Avoiding Labor Violations Over Social Media Policies

Lafe Solomon, Acting General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB" , issued a third report on May 30th focusing on social media policies.

NLRB Delays Requiring Employers to Post Rights to Unionize

Franchisees and other employers get a short extension of time before they have to comply with the controversial new rule.