It’s positive! These are two words that forever change a woman’s life. And as ten thousand questions run through your mind, one will certainly be “How will pregnancy and motherhood affect my career?” Five questions arise again and again regarding workplace rights for pregnant women. Th...
[caption id="attachment_4484" align="alignright" width="300"] Kimberly Erin Caselman has brought a lawsuit against Pier 1 after the company put her on unpaid leave[/caption] An expectant mother who works for Pier 1 Imports has filed a lawsuit challenging the company’s policies toward pregnant emp...
Three out of ten workers still go to work sick to keep their sick days for times when they feel well. A new study released by the website CareerBuilder shows that nearly one in three employees (32%) say they’ve called in sick when they weren't actually ill, up just slightly from 2012 (30%). On th...
Last month our story “Employee v. Employer: Who Gets The Shortest End of the Work Comp Stick?” discussed a number of hardships employees face once they are designated as an “aging injured worker.”  Yet the difficulties employers experience in dealing with the workers’ comp system are sign...
Some companies assume they can ignore the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) when it comes to employees who haven’t yet reached their anniversary dates. Yet that belief was directly overturned this month by the Eleventh Circuit, which covers Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. Pereda v. Brookdale Sen...
 Over the past year many workers, employers, attorneys and workers' rights advocates have been closely monitoring the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's move to crackdown on businesses for rigid leave-of-absence policies that automatically terminate employees when a person does not (or simpl...
As we recently reported, on September 12 the Seattle City Council passed an ordinance that mandates paid sick time for workers in jobs within the Seattle city limits.  City Council press releases explained that the bill “is about ensuring healthier workplaces by preventing the spread of disease....
City Council Meeting on Paid Sick LeaveOn September 12, the Seattle City Council approved Council Bill 117216, which requires businesses to provide paid sick leave and safe time to employees. The new requirement will apply to all employers with five or more employees who perform work in Seattle; wor...