My employer is moving to a new office building designed around the 'Open Work Space' concept. I work in IT and I support HR/Comp/Benefits/Payroll. [...]
About Ann KiernanAnn Kiernan has litigated claims of wrongful discharge and discrimination before state and federal courts and administrative matters before the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the National Labor Relations Board and the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, representing both employers and employees. Ms. Kiernan co-hosted The Employee Rights Forum, a weekly radio call-in show reaching up to a half-million listeners in the New York metropolitan area, and her articles on employment law have been published in many books and magazines. Both as a firm partner and as a director, Ms. Kiernan gained solid experience in management and human resources compliance. She has worked with Fair Measures since 1997.
I am a flight attendant. I was videotaped by a passenger while I was pouring company wine into a container. Can they fire me [...]
Our CEO is requiring we submit all FMLA applications to him before submitting to our leave administrator. Is this legal?
Ann Kiernan replies: As long as the CEO is not retaliating against employees who take FMLA or interfering with their rights, this appears to [...]
If you’re a regular eNews reader, you’ll remember our discussion last fall about the Google memo. You know, the one where the Google engineer [...]
Is it permissible, by law, for a manager to have another manager sit on an employee’s performance review? Is it permissible, by law, for [...]
I went to my boss about another employee that was sexually harassing me inside and outside of work. He was making sexual remarks, touching [...]
I manage an apartment complex. Can my supervisor send out a letter to all the residents of the complex I manage saying that I [...]
A nationwide class action filed in federal court in California charges that hundreds of employers around the country, including T-Mobile, Amazon.com, Cox Communications, Inc., [...]
Last week, I interviewed for a job and had drug screening done. They called me 2 days later and told me that I failed [...]
Ann Kiernan replies: The law does not require the employer to provide a paid lunch period. But it does require that employers pay for [...]