Legal tender, not chicken tenders!
Excerpted from a Shawe Rosenthal LLP Blog by Fiona Ong No, you may not pay your workers in chicken sandwiches or, really, in anything other than money. That was the lesson learned by a Chick-Fil-A franchise, as the U.S. Department of Labor recently announced. According to a CBS news story, the franchise posted on its Facebook page: […]
Restaurant deducts background check costs from employee checks and now must fork over $100K
The operator of five franchise restaurants in Mississippi is going to have to pick up the tab, so to say. Apparently, employees were required to pay for their background checks, uniforms and safety training. As a result, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has held them accountable to the tune of $114,427 in back wages, […]
New hires need not be paid for time related to drug screening, according to court
Excerpted from an HR Dive Blog by Laurel Kalser California law doesn’t require employers to reimburse new hires for their travel expenses or for their time related to a pre-employment drug test, according to a ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Johnson v. WinCo Foods, LLC, No. 21-55501. WinCo Foods operates […]
Are COVID-19 vaccine incentives the right fit for your company?
In December of 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published guidance on employer mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies. The guidance explained that with few exceptions, employers can require employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Even though mandatory COVID-19 vaccines have been deemed permissible by the EEOC, employers remain hesitant. As the vaccine becomes more […]