Eric B. Meyer

About the Author


Eric B. Meyer is a partner in the Labor and Employment Group of the Philadelphia-based law firm of Dilworth Paxson LLP . He dedicates his practice to litigating and assisting employers on labor and employment issues affecting the workplace, including collective bargaining, discrimination, employee handbook policies, enforcement of restrictive covenants, and trade secret protection. Eric also serves as a volunteer mediator for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Contact him at .

Despite Opposition in Congress, Overtime Rules Will Probably Change in July

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By Eric B. Meyer On Feb. 9, over 100 members of Congress signed this letter to U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez to voice their opposition to the new proposed overtime rules, which could go into effect in July. I only have an electronic version of the letter. But, it looks like it was…

How Do You Handle Employees With a Super Bowl Hangover Today?


By Eric B. Meyer Carolina Panthers. Denver Broncos. Meh. Doritos won the Super Bowl, am I right? But, for the 10 percent of your workforce that may be missing work today because of a Super Bowl “hangover,” you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to get their opinions on the Super Bowl commercials. Handling those who…

Can You Forbid an Employee From Job Hunting While on FMLA Leave?


By Eric B. Meyer Last Monday, one of my favorite HR bloggers, Suzanne Lucas, aka The Evil HR Lady, addressed a reader question about whether a company can legally prohibit an employee from seeking other employment while on leave covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act. As part of her post, Her Evilness…

Surprise: Unreported Hours Worked May Count Towards Employee’s FMLA Eligibility


By Eric B. Meyer It takes 1,250 hours. An employee needs to have worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12 months prior to the start of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act to be eligible to take qualified leave. A few years ago, I blogged about a case involving a teacher…

What Caused Employee to Claim Disability Discrimination on Her 2nd Day of Work?


By Eric B. Meyer When was the last time that you trained your managers and supervisors on how to address disability accommodation requests? Or, how about the last time that you reminded your supervisors and managers that an employee with a disability needs to be treated respectfully? If it’s been a while (or, maybe, I dunno, forever),…

See No Overtime, Hear No Overtime, Pay No Overtime

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By Eric B. Meyer Like many other employers, you’ve got a handbook policy that says that non-exempt employees cannot work overtime unless they obtain prior approval from a manager or supervisor. If, without prior approval from a manager or supervisor, a non-exempt employee works overtime and reports those hours to you, the Fair…

With the Big Storm Hitting, How Do You Handle FMLA and FLSA for a Snow Day?


By Eric B. Meyer Back when I had three kids — I took some liberties with snow days and the Fair Labor Standards Act. I’m exempt of course (Executive exemption — like a boss!). For the kids, rather than worry about minimum wage or overtime, I just paid them in Pop Tarts. An honest day’s…

No Workplace Policy Can Prevent People From Doing Something Really Stupid


Editor’s Note: Readers sometimes ask about past TLNT articles, so every Friday we republish a Classic TLNT post. By Eric B. Meyer On Martin Luther King Day, I performed community service with a few of my co-workers and my 4-year-old son. We went to a local center and spent a few hours making peanut butter…

10 Strange Ways That Applicants Botch Their Job Interview

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By Eric B. Meyer Flushing the toilet during an interview? Well, at least it was a phone interview. Hey, one thing you guys know about me is that I’m all about the low hanging fruit and the cheap laugh. So, when I see that CareerBuilder has published it’s 2016 version of “Employers Share Strangest Interview Mishaps…