The cold and flu season is upon us. When employees are sick, employers should encourage them to stay home in order to avoid spreading contagious germs, which could cause others to get sick. The question is, does cold and flu qualify for FMLA. The answer, sometimes it does. FMLA regulations state that unless complications arise, … Continue reading Does Cold and Flu Qualify for FMLA? Sometimes…
Employee-related lawsuits are on the rise and have increased 2000% since 1995. EEOC claims have jumped from about 83,000 in 2007 to approximately 90,000 in 2014. The EEOC collected approximately $340 million in monetary awards last year. According to the latest data from Jury Verdict Research, the median award for all types of discrimination claims … Continue reading Is Your Company a Lawsuit Waiting to Happen?
15 Top Reasons Employers Get Sued By Employees
On February 4, The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released the FY 2014 claims, enforcement, and litigation statistics/data. The fiscal year ran from October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014. The number of discrimination charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that included allegations of retaliation reached an all-time high in FY … Continue reading EEOC Releases FY2014 Stats: Retaliation Reaches Record High