Human resource professionals may assume that their risk of individual liability for labor law violations is generally limited when they act on behalf of their employer. A recent FMLA case suggests otherwise.
California and New York have both enacted new laws that take complex, burdensome multi-year paths to reach a statewide minimum wage of $15 per hour. Employers need to start preparing now.
Employers need to think twice before pursuing disciplinary action against an employee who has filed a whistleblower complaint, lest such action be viewed by the courts solely as illegal retaliation.