Upset over Employee Facebook Posts? Think before you Fire

 POST by Michael Melder. The law that protects unions applies to social media postings by nonunionized workforces.  Why? The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) protects employees’ rights to participate in concerted activity.  What that means is, employees can get together and talk about how bad their boss is, or how much they make, or how […]

Annual Report of Customs Seizures for IP Violations

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently announced the comprehensive results of counterfeit and pirated goods seized during fiscal year (FY) 2013. Under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), HSI and CBP are the agencies charged with the enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) […]

THE BOX: Corrective Action, not Employee Discipline

Post by: Michael Melder   So the conversation started like this: Business Owner: “I have two employees who don’t seem to be doing their jobs like I want them to.”  He provides me with specific examples. I am sure you can think of at least one employee in your organization that isn’t living up to expectation. […]

FMLA: Intermittent Leave & The Party Animal

  FMLA: Intermittent Leave & The Party Animal Regulating Intermittent FMLA Leave: May an Employer Request a Doctor’s Note for Each Intermittent FMLA Absence? Post by:   Michael Melder [The above subtitle came from an article I recently read.  If you would like to read it, click here.]   If you don’t want to read it here […]