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July 13, 2020

Are depression and anxiety considered disabilities?

They can be, yes. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), an individual with a disability is a person who: Has a physical or mental impairment […]
July 8, 2020

Managing Your Managers

As business owners, executives, and supervisors are all aware, managing employees is one of the hardest parts of running a business. You must balance their strengths […]
July 7, 2020

Can we withhold an employee’s paycheck until he returns company property?

Question Can we withhold an employee’s paycheck until he returns company property? He had volunteered to store some extra supplies at his home, but is now […]
July 2, 2020

What Employers Should Do If an Employee Makes a Racist Statement Online

By Emily Schlaudecker  Given renewed national attention on issues of racial equity and justice, employees and customers might be more inclined to report incidents of racism […]
July 1, 2020

Making the Workplace a Safe Place to Speak Up

Right now, organizations across the country are asking themselves what they can do to make their workplaces more inclusive, diverse, and equitable, particularly for Black employees. […]
June 29, 2020

How do we handle pay for an employee out on military leave?

Question: How do we handle pay for an employee out on military leave? Answer: There are two federal laws to consider when managing pay for employees […]
June 24, 2020

How to Make Meetings with Remote Employees Effective

Even with video conferencing and messaging apps, fully involving remote employees in team and company meetings remains a challenge. There may be no replacing the experience […]
June 23, 2020

An employee has been called up to the National Guard. How do we handle their leave?

Question: An employee has been called up to the National Guard. How do we handle their leave? Answer: Under the federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment […]
June 15, 2020

Ask the Advisor: Are we required to restore employees returning to work after a furlough to their original positions?

Question: Are we required to restore employees returning to work after a furlough to their original positions? Answer: Unless an employee was out on job-protected leave, […]
June 10, 2020

Introducing “Tell Us,” an Anonymous Reporting Solution

By Julie Small, VP of Product Marketing At ThinkHR and Mammoth HR, we believe in strengthening the HR capabilities of our clients through the use of […]
June 2, 2020

Our Commitment to Racial Justice

We’ve just witnessed a heart-breaking week in America. Deaths from COVID-19 surpassed 100,000. Unemployment claims surpassed 40 million. Both of these issues have caused widespread pain […]
June 1, 2020

Ask the Advisor: Do we need to keep unsolicited resumes?

Question: We’re currently being inundated with unsolicited resumes. Do we need to keep all of them? Answer: You can keep or discard unsolicited resumes, but your […]
October 10, 2017

New Jersey Employment Law Update-September 2017

October 10th, 2017 Minimum Wage Increase The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDLWD) has announced that the state’s minimum wage will increase from […]
October 10, 2017

Montana Employment Law Update-September 2017

October 10th, 2017 Minimum Wage Increase The Montana Department of Labor and Industry has announced that the state’s minimum wage will increase from $8.15 to $8.30 […]
October 10, 2017

Minnesota Employment Law Update-September 2017

October 10th, 2017 Minimum Wage Increase The Minnesota Department of Labor has announced that the state’s minimum wage rates will be adjusted for inflation on January […]
October 10, 2017

Illinois Employment Law Update-September 2017

October 10th, 2017 Illinois Employee Misclassification Referral System Act and Online Reporting On September 22, 2017, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed legislation (S.B. 1978) enacting the […]