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- Top 10 Bad Questions to Avoid When Interviewing a Job Applicant
by Jaburg Wilk
When interviewing job applicants, there are good questions and bad questions. A good question seeks relevant and helpful information about the person applying for the job and about the applicant’s job qualifications consistent with a business necessity for asking the question.
- Employees Are Entitled to Paid Sick Leave in California
Prior to January 1, 2015, employers were not required to offer employees paid sick leave in California. However, with the passage of the Healthy Families Act of 2014, an employee is now entitled to paid sick leave. Beginning on July 1, 2015, an employee who works for an employer for 30 days or more within a calendar year from the beginning of employment is entitled to paid sick leave.
- Can You Be Fired for Your Social Media Posts?
Certain speech about work is considered protected activity. Believe it or not, talking about your job on social media may actually be a protected activity under federal law.
- Can You Be Fired for Incomplete FMLA Paperwork?
Court decision gives Pennsylvania workers more protection.
- Does Your Employee Handbook Violate the National Labor Relations ACT?
Over the past several years, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been taking a more active role in the non-union workplace, including decisions on whether provision of employers’ handbooks or work rules violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
- To Hire or Not to Hire: Independent Contractors Versus Employees
Most of the time, hiring an independent contractor for your business is a means of providing a temporary subject matter expert who can provide some measure of unique support. While some businesses do continue to retain employees of this type that have provided vast contributions to an organization this is not usually the case.
- Was Job Candidate Turned Down Because He Was Too Old?
Tech giant facing lawsuit after taking a pass on older job applicant.
- Disputed Workers' Compensation Claims
The Workers’ Compensation Act was established to ensure injured workers receive compensation such as wage loss benefits and medical benefits to supplement their income when they are unable to work because of an injury on the job.
- Change in Pennsylvania Law
Twenty-five percent of Americans are banned from employment opportunities due to their criminal record, specifically jobs regarding the care-taking of older Americans.
- 101 of Non-Compete Agreements: Everything You Need to Know about Protecting Your Business
Today’s advances – technological, scientific, and business – are all driven by competition. As a business owner or an entrepreneur, you’re likely faced with a serious competition that drives you to constantly enhance and update your product and services range. Competition is healthy, as it promotes innovation – but what happens when you find a competitor amongst your own employees?