|Feb. 28, 2017 | www.fisherphillips.com|
Once upon a time, falling asleep at work was one of the best ways to get fired. Now, however, snoozing employees may not just have to be tolerated, they may need to be paid as well! How did we get to such an absurd point?
Here’s some advice you probably didn’t think you needed, employers: you should avoid, at all costs, giving or threatening to give your employees the biblical Mark of the Beast. And if they think you are doing so, you should accommodate them if possible. An employer in West Virginia ignored this advice and recently found itself on the wrong side of a $150,000 jury verdict. As with all employment-law matters, the case gets even more interesting when you learn more details, so if you want to be sure you know how to avoid this particular stumbling block, read on.