In our March newsletter, we mentioned the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) digital resource regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act digital resource guide. Another resource recently announced by the DOL includes resources to help combat employee retaliation against employees that exercise their legal rights. Employers can also help prevent retaliation from occurring in the workplace by identifying and addressing behaviors that may result in retaliation against employees. Training and demonstrating a commitment not to retaliate against employees who exercise their rights, as well as including a policy in the Employee Handbook are ways employers can educate managers and other employees.
US Department of Labor offers new resources to help combat employer retaliation against workers who exercise their legal rights | U.S. Department of Labor (dol.gov)