The owner of a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise told a manager with bipolar disorder that she couldn’t take her medication while working there and then forced her to flush it down the toilet, according to a lawsuit.
A lawsuit filed by the federal government alleging that the ability to contract Ebola is a disability is “nonsensical,” according to the Massage Envy franchisee defending the case.
An employer has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on joint employment in wage and hour claims—an issue that has recently divided the federal courts of appeal and drawn mixed messages from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
A bill introduced in both houses of Congress would create a pilot program to provide employment benefits to gig workers. This Portable Benefits for Independent Workers Pilot Program Act (S. 1251, H.R. 2685) would allot the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) $20 million to test portable benefits in fiscal year 2018.
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