Davenport Evans Labor and Employment lawyer Jean H. Bender appeared on KELO NewsTalk Radio 1320 AM/107.9 FM June 21 to discuss employee absences and the legal issues they cause for employers. The interview was part of an on-going news segment called “It’s Your Business”, with Bill Zortman, which features local business people discussing topics of interest relating to business, medicine, and agriculture.

KELO NewsTalk Employee Absences with Jean Bender

Employee Absences Cause Employers to Walk a Fine Line

Davenport Evans Labor and Employment Attorney Jean Bender hears often from employers struggling to find the right kind of employees to operate their business. When employees don’t come to work for various reasons, employers are tempted to treat everyone the same, apply one clear set of rules and discipline all employees who don’t show up to work regardless of the reason. Too late these employers discover there are laws that protect many employee absences.

Bender discussed a recent case against Walmart, where the company came under fire for using a points system deemed in violation of the FMLA and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Listen to the podcast above for more on how this complicated issue impacts employers in South Dakota and beyond.

Free Employment Law Update Seminar September 20, 2017

Join us for the 2017 Davenport Evans Employment Law Update, Wednesday, September 20, at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Sioux Falls. The annual seminar is free and open to the public, and draws human resources professionals, managers, and small business leaders from across the region. Learn more about the Employment Law Update here.

Click here to contact a Labor and Employment attorney: Jean H. Bender, Kristi Geisler Holm, Michael L. Snyder,  and Ashley G. Blake.

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is one of the State’s largest law firms. The firm’s attorneys provide business and litigation counsel to individuals and corporate clients in a variety of practice areas. For more information about Davenport Evans, visit www.dehs.com.