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DOL Misclassification

Housing Commission misclassified employees as independent contractors

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MI – A federal investigation has recovered $98,316 in back wages and liquidated damages for 32 security guards who the Muskegon Heights Housing Commission failed to pay overtime wages because the Michigan employer misclassified them as independent contractors.

Disability Discrimination

Citizens Bank, N.A. to Pay $100,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Bank Will Offer Reassignment as a Reasonable Accommodation to Employees With Disabilities

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, Citizens Bank refused to accommodate a call center employee after he developed an anxiety disorder and requested to be reassigned to a position that did not require him to field calls with aggravated customers over the phone. Despite having hundreds of nearby job openings, Citizens Bank refused to reassign the employee or discuss alternative accommodations until he returned to his job at the call center, the same position his disability prevented him from performing. As a result, the employee was forced to resign, the EEOC said.

Insight:

Do you know how to protect your small business from these situations?  Does your bank account and insurance policies prepare you for the significant financial fines, penalties, negative publicity. and loss of revenue you can experience from an employee complaint to the DOL or EEOC. Ignorance is not an excuse, and a failure to ensure you have compliant employment practice creates tremendous risk for your business.

TAHR Services has the perfect solution for you.  Our Risk Assessment of your Employment Practices provides a comprehensive analysis and audit of your employment practices to raise your awareness of risks and liabilities and provides a strategic roadmap to mitigate any issues uncovered confidentially.  To explore this solution for your business and achieve peace of mind contact Warren Cook at TAHR Services by scheduling a free discovery call today.

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