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  • NYC Mayor Signs New Law Barring Employers from Asking Job Applicants about Salary History

    The new law’s rationale is that, on average, women are paid less than men for the same work, and that relying on salary histories in determining compensation perpetuates this gender wage gap. That is, the new law’s stated purpose is to reduce the likelihood that women will be prejudiced by their salaries at previous jobs, and to help break the cycle of gender pay inequity.

  • Performing Employee Background Checks

    Conducting employee background checks helps you to make better hiring decisions, and uncover issues that might interfere with an applicant's ability to do the job they are being considered for. At the same time, your business could be exposed to potential liability unless you follow the applicable federal and state laws, and stay up to date about certain types of information that may be off-limits.

  • 10 Signs You May Be Facing Age Discrimination

    In 1967 the Age Discrimination in Employment Act was passed to protect employees from discrimination based on age. While this was a very positive step towards protecting workers rights, age discrimination in the workplace still persists across every industry and sector today.

  • The Adverse Effects of Paid Leave

    A recent case from the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office has brought an important issue in employment law to many workers’ attention: when going on paid leave can harm an employee’s career.

  • Can an Employer Make Me Pay for Damages to Other Vehicle?
      by HG.org

    Employment contracts are often complicated with wording that appears to be tricky or difficult to understand. Most persons that are hired sign them without thinking of the consequences or hiring a lawyer to ensure they are geared only towards the employer.

  • I Was Detained with Work Travel and Now They Won’t Pay My Way Back Home
      by HG.org

    When an employee is charged with traveling for work, there are some instances where he or she must pay for the travel, and there are certain circumstances where the individual is responsible for the travel expenses. While in the United States, the person that is driving from home to work and back again must pay for the costs of this commute.

  • Family Emergencies In Your Business: How FMLA Affects You

    If you've just started a new business, there's a chance you've heard of FMLA and wonder how it affects your business. This important legal matter is something that you must fully understand, as it can impact you in many different ways.

  • Consequences of an Arrest but not a Conviction on Employment
      by HG.org

    In some situations, a person may be arrested while he or she is working and the arrest can put his or her job in jeopardy. Arrests are treated differently than convictions, but they can still have significant consequences for employees. The way that the employer can react in response to the arrest depends on where the person is working, state laws, the nature of the crime that is alleged and the case against the employee.

  • Business Lawyer Explains Special Considerations when Terminating Employees
      by HG.org

    There are a number of laws and regulations in place that protect employees from unlawful and unwarranted termination. Because of these, it is vital to ensure that there is a legitimate reason the worker is being fired, there is evidence to back up the claim and the individual is not protected by certain stipulations.

  • Role of Employee Handbooks in At-Will Employment
      by HG.org

    The employee handbook is usually one of the first things a new worker receives after he or she is inducted into the training program in a company. These documents may or may not necessitate the use of signatures, but when they do it is to prove that the individual is aware there is a handbook, that the contents have been read and that the employee will abide by the regulations while at the job.

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