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- FLSA: Bonuses and Calculating Overtime Pay
There are many nuances in the FLSA on which many employers are not well versed, violations of which can lead to very significant penalties. This articles speaks specifically to the FLSA: Bonuses and Calculating Overtime Pay to help employers avoid such penalties.
- Restrictive Covenants: Necessary for Employers? Fair to Employees?
Confidentiality Agreements, Non-Competes and Non-Solicitation Agreements are often referred to as "Restrictive Covenants." When should they be used? Why are they used?
- Can a Company Retaliate Against an Employee for Associating with an Employee who Complained?
Can companies be held liable for retaliating against an individual who has a close relationship with a fellow employee who has engaged in obvious protected activity, but may not have engaged in protected activity herself? The short answer is, it depends on under what law the retaliation took place and how the phrase "close relationship" is defined.
- New Law Offers Piece Rate Employers a Possible "Get Out of Jail Free" Card
If you are a piece rate employer you may know about two recent cases: Gonzales v. Downtown LA Motors, 215 Cal.App.4th 36 (2013) and Bluford v. Safeway, Inc., 216 Cal.App.4th 864 (2013). In those cases California appellate courts made two crucial holdings regarding piece rate payment systems.
- Invasion of Privacy: Employment Records
Employers come into receipt of many variations of confidential information. This may be by receiving medical documents, disciplinary reports or complaints of alleged misconduct. An employer generally has a duty to safeguard information that is private to the individual employee.
- 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, itís 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.