Attorney Tennille Hoover Returns to ELS

Tennille Hoover is an attorney with ELS. Using her former experience as an HR director for an employer with over 6000 employees, Tennille provides strategic employment law representation and counseling to complement organizational management and minimize legal liability. Tennille is highly skilled in managing, analyzing, and problem-solving a wide array of HR matters, including employee […]

Expedited Review of Proposed Reduction in Force (RIF)

Reduction in force checklists are plentiful, but what happens if you have some concerns and are under pressure to produce your proposed plan for Board approval with two weeks? While standard checklists are useful, you need to check in with your employment attorney to address your concerns and make sure the RIF you implement will not […]

DOL Tip Pay Rules Create Worker Shortages for Employers

While employers are generally required to pay non-exempt employees minimum wage, federal law allows employers to pay employees who customarily receive a certain amount of tips a reduced minimum wage in expectation that the employee’s tips will make up the difference.[1] Under federal law, that reduced minimum wage, known as the “tip credit rate,” is […]

Employers, Beware of Older Workers’ Benefit Protection Act’s “Knowing and Voluntary” Requirements!

Employers need to be very mindful of the Older Workers’ Benefit Protection Act’s “knowing and voluntary” requirements in drafting severance agreements, particularly in connection with a reduction in force. Consider a federal court’s invalidation of the release of an age discrimination claim in a recent case in Colorado – see article below. A Federal court […]