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February 27, 2020

Ask the Experts: Mistakes on I-9s

Question: I just completed the I-9 with a new hire and realized I put down the wrong date. What do I do? Your client made a […]
February 26, 2020

Considering a Student Loan Repayment Benefit? Ask Yourself These Questions

With the drastic rise in post-graduation student loan debt ($1.56 trillion total in 2019), more employers are jumping on the bandwagon of offering student loan repayment […]
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 […]
December 13, 2017

Court Orders Repayment of $45,896 and Sentences Former Fund Manager In Pension Plan Theft to Serve 5 Years of Probation

BIRMINGHAM, AL – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Southern Division, has sentenced a former fund manager in Birmingham to make restitution […]
December 15, 2017

An Early Gift for Employers: Recent NLRB Decisions Create More Predictability

Twas eleven days before Christmas, when all through the land, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced it was taking a stand. What came as welcome […]
December 19, 2017

Federal Law Update-December 2017

DOL Announced Proposal Expanding Tip Sharing On December 4, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) regarding the […]
December 19, 2017

California Law Update- December 2017

Oakland Minimum Wage Increase and Poster Update On December 12, 2017, the City of Oakland announced its minimum wage will increase to $13.23 on January 1, […]