Tag: policy

Question: A long-term employee is retiring next month and has just begun having performance issues. When we addressed them with him, he became hostile and abusive, alleging various forms of discrimination during his tenure with us. What should we do? Answer: Considering the actions that have taken place, you have two sensitive issues to address:…

Question: Can an employer have a policy to terminate after an employee exhausts Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitlement? Answer: Once leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is exhausted, the employer would explore granting an extension of leave in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While the employer should…

Question: Is it acceptable to have a company policy that forbids hiring anyone who has a personal relationship with an employee, without corporate office approval? Answer: While we cannot provide a legal opinion on this type of policy, for general information we believe it is common for employers to have policies which prohibit allowing family…

Question: Are we required to grant an employee’s request for a one-year leave to care for her newborn triplets now that her maternity disability leave is completed? (Our company has under 50 employees and is not subject to Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave requirements). Answer: In the absence of an FMLA requirement, the…

Question: May a company offer holiday pay to office personnel, but not the field employees? Answer: Federal and state laws do not require employers to offer holiday pay. Therefore, they typically leave the policies surrounding holiday pay to the employers to define. An employer is permitted to “class out” a certain group of employees from…