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Can Kentucky employers ask for notice of guns in the parking lot?

Under Kentucky statute KRS § 237.106, employers can't prohibit people who are legally entitled to possess firearms from storing them in vehicles parked on the employer's property. If an employer takes any negative job action against an employee for legally having a firearm in their vehicle, the employer can be held liable for civil damages.

Is a family leave controversy brewing at Starbucks?

Countless movies and television shows have depicted a lone underling facing off against a group of corporate bigwigs, pleading their case for change. Recently, the classic “David vs. Goliath” dynamic played out in real life at an annual meeting of Starbuck’s shareholders.

The strangest of bedfellows: Social media and the workplace

Modern technology allows easy access data with a tap, swipe or keyboard press. Adding social medial to that mix has created a two-way street. Facebook and Twitter provide friends, family and perfect strangers information into likes, dislikes and beliefs, controversial or otherwise.

Keeping up with social media and the policies related to its use

A generation of workers is entering the workforce without the slightest notion of what life was like before the internet. The subsequent advent of social media saw older people struggling to keep up while s younger generation quickly adapted to what they saw as a logical next step.

The fine line between disrespect and harassment in the workplace

Harassment is about "what," not necessarily "who." It encompasses unlawful acts by an employer because of certain factors spelled out in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Those include race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, military status and sexual orientation, in some states and federal circuits.

What to expect when OSHA is inspecting: Part One

Occupational Safety and Health Act inspections occur upon request or they can be unrequested. Regardless of the circumstances, employers need to know what to expect when OSHA representatives show up at their facility. Some are trained on safety hazards while others – industrial hygienists – focus on health hazards. Certain compliance officers handle both areas.

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