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What is a leave entitlement?

Answer from Kyle, PHR: The term leave can refer to just about any type of time away from work, but it’s often used to describe time an...

What is concerted activity?

Answer from Kim, SPHR, SHRM-SCP: In general, concerted activity takes place when employees act as a group (in concert) for their mutual...

What is adverse action?

Answer from Kyle, PHR: An adverse action is any action an employer takes that negatively affects an employee. These include discipline,...

What is a disability?

Answer from Kim, SPHR, AAM, CPIW: Our definition of disability comes from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). According to the...

What are protected classes?

Answer from Kyle, PHR: Protected classes—also sometimes called protected characteristics—come from anti-discrimination law. We talk about...