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What you need for a successful unemployment insurance protest

Unnecessary unemployment insurance claims hurt your bottom line. If you believe one of your former workers should be disqualified from receiving UI benefits, you should file a protest with the Division of Unemployment Insurance. If you don't file a protest, your reserve account will be charged.

Time spent working via cellphone may be compensable overtime

Are your employees in the habit of checking in after hours via cellphone, instant messenger or email? Are they tracking their hours? They should be. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employees must be paid for all work they perform that the employer knows or should know about.

Is your social media policy overly broad from an NLRB standpoint?

If your company has a policy that forbids employees from being critical of it on social media, you may be taking a legal risk. Under the National Labor Relations Act, employees have the right to criticize their companies on social media if their criticisms pertain to protected activity.

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.

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