We are a small company with only four employees. Is it legal to dock employee pay if they work overtime when they are not [...]
About Steve DugganSteve Duggan graduated from the Law School at the University of Notre Dame while on active duty in the Air Force. He has extensive experience representing management litigating cases of wrongful termination, employment discrimination, and sexual harassment. Steve also has experience in all phases of administrative litigation of unfair labor practice charges, and class and individual complaints of employment discrimination. He has been an instructor of seminars for supervisors and managers on labor management relations and other personnel issues, and for lawyers in basic and advanced trial advocacy courses. Steve came on board with Fair Measures in 1998.
I am going on maternity leave under FMLA. I also work for another company as an independent contractor. Can I do that work while [...]
A union representative came to my home trying to recruit me. I found out that my employer gave them a list of all employee [...]
About one year ago, the California Supreme Court dropped a bombshell on the employment world by dramatically re-defining what is required to establish independent [...]
Steve Duggan replies: I am not aware of any law that would restrict a prospective employer from asking about this, or acting on it [...]
Steve Duggan replies: Each employee owes a duty of loyalty to the employer. However, these are two different employment situations. Therefore, each employer has [...]
Can an employer reduce the hourly wage of an employee or suspend that employee without pay as discipline for violation of its policies?
Steve Duggan replies: In responding to this question, I am assuming that the employee is not an exempt employee since he or she is [...]
As recent news surrounding the confirmation process of a U.S. Supreme Court justice has highlighted, the credibility of victims of alleged sexual assault and [...]
Steve Duggan replies: FMLA permits employees dealing with serious health conditions to take leave from their jobs while dealing with those conditions. Neither the [...]
My boss is in charge of my children’s youth group. Was it OK for him to send them a text explaining his job-related decision about me?
Steve Duggan replies: This situation illustrates one of the many issues that confront managers who also have some kind of personal or social relationship [...]