Posts Tagged ‘workplace investigation’

What not to do in wage and hour investigations

Last month the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a $2.1 million dollar judgment entered against a Tulsa restaurant for Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime and minimum wage violations. If you ever wanted a guide on how not to handle a Department of Labor investigation, here it is. It will make you cringe. El…

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Employee investigation tips

Employers investigate all sorts of odd or disturbing claims. Knowing how to properly investigate these claims is critical. A recent case from the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals put this on full display. Student teacher fired Carlos Bassatt was a student teacher at West High School in Denver, Colorado. One day a co-worker, Maria Iams,…

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McAfee & Taft publishes video series from EmployerLINC2014 seminar

McAfee & Taft has made available, at no cost, videos of the presentations from its recent labor, employment and employee benefits seminar, EmployerLINC2014. More than 1,000 business owners, executives, human resources professionals and benefits managers signed up to attend, resulting in a capacity crowd at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City on…

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‘This is why you were fired’

Employers that are later sued for their discipline and discharge decisions often find themselves defending the way they reached those decisions. That means showing you had a good reason to look into a particular problem and demonstrating you were thorough and fair in your inquiry. As one county sheriff recently learned, the ability to explain…

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