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- What All Employees Should Know About the FMLA
When and why you can take FMLA leave.
- Employee Versus Independent Contractor: Avoid 3 Hiring Mistakes Florida Businesses Often Make
The process of hiring someone to work for you can be nerve-wracking and riddled with potential traps that can have expensive legal consequences.
- Job Protection for Pregnant Employees
Some women who become pregnant receive congratulations from their co-workers and managers. But that is not the case for others - there are still women today that fear they will lose their jobs due to pregnancy. For this reason, it is imperative for women who are or may become pregnant to be aware of their rights as a working woman.
- What You Need to Know about Treaty Employee Visas When Immigrating to Florida
Treaty employees from foreign countries that have signed navigation and commerce treaties with the United States can use treaty employee visas to gain entrance to the United States. They can do this as an employee of a treaty trader who has started an import/export business between the United States and the employee’s country of origin.
- Gag Rules Are Against the Law— Know Your Rights!
What are gag rules? Is there one on the books in your workplace? A lot of bosses put these kinds of rules in place without knowing that anything is wrong. But actually, preventing employees from discussing wages and working conditions with one another is against the law.
- Is that a Real Employee or a Common-Law Employee?
Before you hire independent contractors, consult with a qualified business attorney to be sure you will comply with IRS regulations. Your attorney can help you draft a written contract that details the duties of the contractor and keeps you on the right side of the law.
- Can You Be Fired Over a Personality Conflict? What You Need to Know about At-Will Employment
How at-will employment can be used to disguise discrimination
- Over the Next Three to Six Years, New York Increases the Minimum Wage to $15.00 Per Hour
New York recently enacted a law which, by 2018, raises New York's hourly minimum wage from $9.00 to $15.00.
- Unpaid Leave and the Americans with Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to treat an employee's request for leave due to a medical condition as a request for a reasonable accommodation. The employer's obligation is engage the employee in an " interactive process." An employer might be required to provide an employee with a leave as a reasonable accommodation even if the employer does not customarily offer leave as a benefit.
- The Right Way to Discipline or Dismiss Employees
If you’re a boss, then you know that having to discipline or dismiss employees are two of the most dreaded and stressful responsibilities of your job.