October 19, 2011 Daily Employment Law Update

Daily Update for October 19, 2011

  • Winning the Battle but Losing the War

    The Ohio Employer’s Law Blog has a good post up regarding an interesting FMLA issue. The FMLA allows for two different theories of recovery--interference and retaliation. Interference is when an employer denies an FMLA benefit to which an employee is entitled and of which the employee provided notice. Retaliation is when an employee's use of a protected FMLA right causes an employer's adverse action. These claims are mutually exclusive, and a terminated employee can succeed on one and fail on the other. Read the entire post here.

  • It’s Never Not Everywhere

    My new favorite podcast about workplace productivity, Back to Work, has a new episode out and you should check it out. This week, Merlin Mann loves and hates iCloud while loving and REALLY loving Dropbox. He and Dan Benjamin observe angry corn, discuss emailing files to yourself, wonder what to do with an ugly photo, and explore Mr. Noodle's brother, Mr. Noodle. Check it out here.

  • Now THIS is How You Quit A Job

    Did you hear about the young man who quit his job at a Marriott Renaissance hotel in Providence, R.I., accompanied by - a marching band? Seriously. If you haven’t yet seen what Marriott tells Hotel Check-In is “an unfortunate way for an employee to resign,” give it a look. The fund starts about 1:30 into the video. It’s sure to go viral. And while it is of debatable value to the young man’s resume, it sure is funny.