In April 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (or DOL) finally put out an FMLA guide dedicated to employers. It was designed to be a companion guide to the 2012 issue that helped employees understand the Family & Medical Leave Act and their rights under it. According to the DOL, this guide is designed to give you essential information about the FMLA, along with your obligations and options for providing leave within the laws. This guide does a few things really well, and a few things not so well. So let’s take a look at the changes and clarifications they’ve issued this year. ……… Read More >>
As an employer you are constantly having to be on the lookout for situations that could end with you on the costly side of a lawsuit from an employee or customer. You have to be vigilant in setting and enforcing state and federal laws while still trying to provide a culture that’s a good place to work and shop.
Today – I’m going to walk you through the main facts that you need to know when it comes to ensuring that you stay legal in the arena of gender equality at your company. I’ll cover the letter of the law, many common misconceptions, and more, so let’s dive in! ……… Read More >>
When you own a business, you have to always be aware of any illegal or immoral activities that could be occuring at your company. One of the biggest causes for concern is always the fear of sexual harassment claims. At the mildest, these claims can result in workplace tension, decreased employee morale, and increased turnover rates. At their worst, you can find yourself under government investigation or drawn into costly legal battles that can potentially put you out of business! ……… Read More >>