The statement of terms must indicate the reference period being used by the employer for the purposes of the calculation of the employee's entitlements under the National Minimum Wage Act 2000.
As Valentine’s Day approaches, there’s an uptick in whiteboard hearts and watercooler gossip.
Under the Fair Employment and Housing Act ("FEHA"), it is unlawful for an employer to subject an employee to different terms and conditions of employment because of the employee's sex. The first type is "Quid pro quo" harassment, which occurs when submission to sexual conduct is explicitly or implicitly made a condition of a job, a job benefit, or the absence of a job detriment.
The second type is a "hostile work environment," in which an individual must show: (1) he or she was subjected to conduct of a harassing nature because of his or her sex; (2) the conduct was both subjectively and objectively unwelcome; and (3) the conduct was sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter the conditions of the employee's working environment so as to create an abusive working environment.
In one example of a workplace relationship forming the basis of a sexual harassment claim, Allan Samson hired Joyce Chan as his legal secretary and the two dated for two years.
While the idea of having an office sweetheart may boost some employees' morale, romantic relationships in the workplace can create employee dissension and legal liability for employers.Whether the question is “want to get a drink after work” or a more modern crude expression, we recommend the following step-by-step approach from the initial ask and response: Step One – Get With the Times: By no means do we intend this article to encourage workplace romances, as they are a huge distraction to both the participants and third-party co-workers who spend valuable time gossiping and spreading rumors, while feeling dissatisfied and distrustful of the lovebirds.Even more troubling, such corporate connections can lead to sexual harassment, retaliation and other claims of unlawful acts.So, is it possible to allow cupid’s arrows in the office—but steer clear of legal landmines?In our lifetimes, we’ll spend 90,000 hours at our jobs, and we build organic relationships with the people we see everyday.