Hold up. I need to catch my breath after last night’s episode of The Walking Dead.
(Don’t worry. No spoilers ahead).
If I had a quarter for every time I heard someone
criticize me for acting aloof at Starbucks by ordering a “medium” rather than a “grande” use the term “salaried-exempt,” I could play air hockey all day at Chuck-E-Cheese.
Hmm, that sounded less creepy in my head. But, seeing it typed out and all, yeah, sorry.
But, a recent case is a good reminder not to overlook a basic FMLA tenet: an employee returning from leave should be restored to the same position (or an equivalent position with equivalent benefits, pay, and other terms and conditions of employment).
(In a dorky lawyer kinda way).
While that’s going down, let me catch you up with some other recent HR-compliance nuggets:
As a corollary to yesterday’s post about David Lopez stepping down as EEOC General Counsel —
*** Googles “corollary” — swish! ***
— I bring you news of two recent court decisions advancing LGBT rights at work.
On average, organizations gave mothers 41 paid days of maternity leave, compared with 22 paid days of paternity leave for fathers. That statistic comes from 2016 Paid Leave in the Workplace, a survey recently conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management.
Does this disparity demonstrate discrimination against men?