Friday, May 2, 2008

What else I'm reading this week #29

Just a quick heads-up for everyone that I will be taking next week off from regular blogging while I'm out of town in depositions. In my absence, and in anticipation of the blog's upcoming birthday, I plan on re-running some of the past year's best posts. New content will resume on May 12.

This week's review starts with a couple of wage and hour highlights. The aptly named Wage & Hour -- Developments & Highlights brings us the story of Fenway Park's food vendors, who have filed a class action for unpaid wages and overtime. Meanwhile, HR World reports that Quest Diagnostics has settled with the Department of Labor for $688,772 in overtime back wages regarding the misclassification of 238 employees as non-exempt.

Alaska Employment Law has an interesting bit about how one judge empirically determines a witness's credibility.

The Connecticut Employment Law Blog has more information on the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act.

Finally, BLR's HR Daily Advisor discusses religious accommodations for tattoos and piercings.