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FMLA Employer Compliance Warning

by Greg Northen The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides covered employees with up to twelve weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave each year for certain family and medical reasons. The aim is to help employees balance their work and family responsibilities. Employees requesting FMLA leave must provide a certification from … Read More »

Join Us at the ELLA Conference

CGWG is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the 2014 Employment Law and Legislative Affairs Conference (ELLA), hosted by the Arkansas SHRM State Council, Inc. ELLA will take place at the Doubletree Hotel in Downtown Little Rock on September 18-19. To register, click here. CGWG attorney Cindy Kolb is … Read More »

NLRB “Likes” Facebook

Clicking “Like” is Considered Protected, Concerted Activity On August 22, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the Board) issued a much-anticipated ruling with respect to social media in the workplace. In a case involving the termination of two employees for their participation in a Facebook discussion about claims … Read More »

NLRB Takes a Bite Out of Big Mac

NLRB Rules McDonald’s is Co-Employer with Franchisees under NLRA The NLRB’s Office of the General Counsel has issued an important statement authorizing complaints for unlawful labor practices against McDonald’s, USA, LLC and their franchisees. In it, the General Counsel may have taken a new approach in how the NLRB will … Read More »

Don’t “Flip Flop” on Your Company’s Dress Code

by Cindy Kolb As the weather heats up, companies are often faced with employees who may blur the lines of appropriate workplace attire. Flip-flops, revealing clothing and even beachwear sometimes make an appearance at work during the summer months. Employers should be proactive about having and enforcing a dress code. One … Read More »

Summer Travel Alert for Visa Holders

by Misty Wilson Borkowski Summer is the time for vacation, for everyone. So, naturally, even foreign nationals living, working and/or studying in the U.S. will want to take a vacation. Foreign nationals should not have issues traveling within the U.S. However, if planning to travel to your home country, the Caribbean … Read More »

Aruba, Jamaica, Can I Dock that Paycheck?

by Mary Cooper The cold, blustery days of winter have finally given way to the sunshine and warmth of summer we all daydreamed about just a few months ago. For many employees, this long-anticipated seasonal change brings with it a very important agenda item– VACATION! Employers often spend time worrying about … Read More »

Same-Sex Marriage and Employment Benefits: What You Need to Know

by Greg Northen An entire year has already passed since the United States Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in United States v. Windsor, which struck down the Defense of Marriage Act’s definition of marriage to be between “one man and one woman.” Much was written on the impact of that case in the … Read More »