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- Properly Investigating and Responding to Employee Complaints of Harassment or Discrimination
No employer wants to hear that an employee is alleging that he or she is the subject of harassment or discrimination. But, when it happens (and it likely will sometime), how an employer handles the situation can make the difference between resolving the matter and potential litigation. Here's a roadmap for employers.
- Do Small Businesses Have to Give Time Off for Sick Leave?
When the FMLA and the ADA collide, it’s important to know which laws pertain to you
- What Are the Legal Consequences for Lying on a Nursing Job Application in Missouri?
Individuals who omit important information or lie on nursing job applications may be concerned about the legal ramifications of making this mistake. They may even worry that they may be arrested for such lies. While lying on job applications is a bad idea in any profession, lying on nursing applications is even more serious due to people's lives being placed in their hands and for committing ethical violations against the profession.
- Know the Rules for Hiring and Managing Interns
Many small businesses thrive with the extra help interns provide at little or no cost to the business. However, there are things small business owners need to know about hiring and managing interns.
- What Questions Must an Employer Avoid Asking During an Interview?
Everyday, millions of Americans go on interviews, and everyday employers walk through a legal minefield of potentially dangerous questions. While some of the questions may seem harmless and intended solely to get to know the interviewee, they could actually open the company up to liability for various types of discrimination should that individual not receive an offer for the position.
- 5 Reasons Why Your Company Needs an Employee Email Policy
Email is the number one usage of the Internet both at home and at work. While you don’t need to concern yourself with your employees’ personal email, you do need to take proper precautions when it comes to emailing at work.
- Can You be Fired for Taking FMLA Leave to Care for a Sick Parent?
Employee was terminated for not meeting sales quotas during leave of absence.
- Nailing Down Independent Contractor Status
Although percentage-based pay may create desirable incentives from an employer’s standpoint (and eliminate the need to pay employees for down time), this strategy can result in significant potential liability, including possible exposure to class action lawsuits. This may even be turning into a nationwide trend (with salon workers pursuing similar wage and hour claims in New Jersey and New York).
- How to Deal with Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Sexual harassment is usually defined by Courts and employers using the definition of sexual harassment contained in the guidelines of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This language has also formed the basis for most state laws prohibiting sexual harassment. The guidelines define sexual harassment as:
- Employer Alert: Are You Ready for 2013?
United States employers will be faced with a number of new obligations as of January 1, 2013