Employment Law Issue: Addressing Short-timers’ Syndrome

/cdklawyers.com// 11/14/2010 A resigning employee typically gives an employer two weeks’ notice.  The employee then uses the notice period to wrap up projects and to answer questions while the employer either hires a replacement or divides the employee’s responsibilities among remaining employees.  But, unfortunately, some employees suffer from “short-timers’ syndrome” and lose any motivation to […]

What Are an Employer’s Obligations Regarding Pay Earned During Holiday Weeks?

/cdklawyers.com// 11/07/2010 With the holiday season approaching, many employers and employees may be wondering what an employer’s obligations are regarding compensation earned during holiday weeks.  The Fair Labor Standards Act, the federal law that regulates minimum pay standards and overtime compensation, applies to workers who are not specifically exempt from its coverage.  Importantly, the FLSA […]

When an Employer and an Employee Settle an Employment-Related Dispute, What is Included in the Settlement Agreement?

/cdklawyers.com// 10/31/2010 Employers and employees may find themselves in disputes with one another.  Quite often, these disputes can be resolved via mediation or settlement negotiations between attorneys.  If so, the parties usually enter into settlement agreements.  But what terms does a settlement agreement between an employer and an employee typically contain? Arguably, the two most […]

United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division Issues a Fact Sheet Regarding Break Time for Nursing Mothers

/cdklawyers.com// 08/27/2010 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the new health care reform law, amends the Fair Labor Standards Act to require employers to provide reasonable break times for nursing mothers to express milk.  The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division recently issued a Fact Sheet to provide general information on this requirement. […]

Can an Employer “Force” its Employees to Clock Out for a Lunch Break?

/cdklawyers.com// 08/22/2010 An employee subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act may wish to “work through lunch” so the employee can leave the workplace earlier.  But an employer can require an employee to take an unpaid lunch break, provided the employer completely relieves the employee of any work-related duties during that break time. The FLSA […]