Flextime–The Myth, Policy, and Pitfalls

Finding employees to abide by a rigid attendance schedule is becoming more difficult as the trend of flextime grows and gains popularity. According to the U.S. Employee Workforce report, the number of employees working from home has risen 115 percent since 2005, with reports showing higher levels of job satisfaction along with reduced levels of … Read more

Four FMLA Trends to Watch


In the years since President Bill Clinton signed the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), several trends have emerged as employers, employees, and the courts have sought to interpret and apply the complex law. Some of these trends are outsourcing, abuse and measures to counter abuse, states’ taking steps to augment the act, and continued … Read more

How did ICE Target Mississippi Food Processing Plants for Raids?

Employees in food processing plant

As most people know by now, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), acting through Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), raided seven food processing plants in six small towns near Jackson, MS – Bay Springs, Carthage, Canton, Morton, Pelahatchie and Sebastapol and detained 680 mostly Latino workers. The companies raided were Koch Foods, Peco Foods, PH Food, Inc., … Read more

Dunkin’ Donuts Sues Franchisees Over Failure to Use E-Verify

Dunkin’ (which recently changed its name from Dunkin’ Donuts) has sued several franchisees with nine locations in Delaware and Pennsylvania in federal court, seeking to stop them from running their Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants after their franchise agreements were terminated over failure to properly determine their employees’ eligibility to work in the United States. These lawsuits … Read more

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