Can Employees Discuss Their Salaries at Work?

At worst, discussing salary at work is akin to opening a Pandora’s box. It can, for example, cause tension between employees, resentment toward management and a hostile work environment. To prevent this outcome, you might consider developing a policy that prohibits employees from discussing their pay with their co-workers. But before you do that, remember…

What to do When an Employee Requests ADA Accommodation

Under Title I of the ADA, employers with 15 or more employees must provide reasonable accommodations to eligible disabled employees — unless the accommodations will cause undue hardship for the employer or pose a direct threat to the safety of those in the workplace. This portion of the law also establishes guidelines for processing reasonable…

DOL Considers Overtime Pay Changes

On March 7, the Department of Labor released a proposed rule that would raise the so-called salary-level threshold for white-collar exemptions to $35,308 per year from $23,660. This means that the vast majority of employees earning under the threshold would need to be paid overtime. About 1 million workers may find themselves affected by this:…