Recognizing Legal Pitfalls

ADA, EEO, FMLA, ADEA, FLSA, NLRA—it's an alphabet soup of laws and regulations that an unknowing manager can trip over. In this section, we present questions about issues such as lawful interview questions, leave requirements, retaliation, union organizing activities, harassment, at-will employment, overtime and comp time, disability status, and discrimination. The answers provide guidance regarding what managers can and cannot do in certain situations and why.

Question: I've noticed employees in my department congregating during breaks, often huddled over someone's phone. I'm also overhearing talks about gatherings ...

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