In Nuey v. City of Cranston, the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island recently ruled that an employee cannot bring a claim for a particular type of discrimination in court when the employee did not specifically identify that type of discrimination in an administrative complaint before the state agency charged with investigating discrimination.
The decision provides a reminder that employees must tie their FLSA claims to unpaid minimum wages or overtime, and that private individuals (as opposed to the government) lack standing to sue for alleged violations of the state’s Sunday and holiday pay statute.
March 18, 2020 update to our March 3, 2020 guidance to employers regarding the coronavirus and employers’ legal rights and responsibilities.
With the recent news about the Coronavirus, many employers are asking questions concerning their rights and obligations when it comes to addressing this issue with their employees.
As they are looking ahead to 2020, employers should take note of three recent decisions issued by the National Labor Relations Board.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit (whose rulings apply to all Rhode Island employers) recently ruled an employee couldn’t establish she could still perform her job when she had previously sworn under oath—when applying for Social Security disability income (SSDI) benefits—she was totally disabled.