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February 24, 2020

March Madness 2020: The Ball is in Your Court

March Madness is upon us, and there is no avoiding it. Selection Sunday, when the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Committee announces which 68 teams made […]
February 24, 2020

3 Forms of Harassment or Discrimination You May be Ignoring

Among the challenges employers face when trying to prevent discrimination is that it’s not always crystal clear to managers and employees that certain behaviors would qualify […]
February 19, 2020

Why Paid Sick Leave Is Becoming More Popular

We’ve all seen it — an employee has a bad cold, maybe even the flu, but they come to work anyway. In some cases, the employee […]
February 18, 2020

Ask the Experts: Can I Make a Sick Employee Come in to Work?

Question: An employee says they’re sick, but I’m understaffed for the shift. Can I make them come into work or discipline them if they do not? […]
February 13, 2020

Ask the Experts: Can We Discipline Employees for Complaining About the Company on Social Media?

Question: Can we discipline employees for complaining about the company on social media? Answer: Probably not. Depending on what they said, and who responded to it, […]
February 12, 2020

2020 Is Here: Are You Prepared to Comply with the Latest Anti-Harassment Mandates?

One in five workers in the U.S. is now required to undergo anti-harassment training. While the number of states and municipalities with anti-harassment measures in place […]
February 12, 2020

DOL Updates the Employer CHIP Notice – 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has updated the model notice for employers to use to inform employees about the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). All […]
February 11, 2020

Ask the Experts: Investigating Harassment

Question: During an exit interview, a departing employee accused one of our managers of harassment. Should we investigate even though the accuser is no longer employed […]
February 10, 2020

How Employers Can Address Mental Health in the Workplace

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than half the people in the United States will be diagnosed with a mental illness at […]
February 7, 2020

Ask the Experts: What Questions Should We Ask and Avoid During a Job Interview?

Question: What sort of questions should we ask and avoid asking during a job interview? Are your clients aware of the questions they should absolutely NOT […]
February 5, 2020

The Advantages of Skill-Based Training

Often, when employers hear about on-the-job training, the training pertains either to general knowledge or to policies and procedures that are unique to the company. Skill-based […]
February 4, 2020

Ask the Experts: What is the Purpose of a Performance Improvement Plan?

Question: What is a performance improvement plan and what is its purpose? What is a #PerformanceImprovementPlan, and why might your clients need to have one set […]
December 4, 2017

California Law Update- November 2017

December 4th, 2017 Posting Updates In November 2017, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing released a new Transgender Rights in the Workplace poster, and […]
December 4, 2017

Missouri Law Update- November 2017

December 4th, 2017 2018 Minimum Wage According to the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, the Missouri minimum wage for 2018 is $7.85 per hour. […]
December 4, 2017

New Jersey Law Update- November 2017

December 4th, 2017 Random Drug Testing for Direct Care Staff Applicants and Employees On October 6, 2017, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed legislation (A.B. 2503) […]
December 4, 2017

Pennsylvania Law Update- November 2017

December 4th, 2017 Whistleblower Protections for City of Philadelphia Contractors On November 13, 2017, Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney signed an executive order providing whistleblower protections for […]