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Are Job Descriptions Really Necessary for My Business?

by Derek Ross The answer is a resounding, “YES!” No matter how big or how small your business is, written job descriptions are an essential piece to any organization, both in a practical and legal sense. But not just any … Continue reading

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Attendance Policies – There is More to Them than Meets the Eye

by Nancy Owen, PHR Many organizations have debated about attendance policies over the years. Is it better to have a traditional attendance policy, a no-fault attendance policy, or no attendance policy at all? For that matter, should attendance be treated … Continue reading

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Voters Say Yes to New Marijuana Laws

by Laura Pokrzywa With all the hubbub surrounding our nation’s President-elect, you may have missed a few other results from last week’s election. For example, voters in seven states elected to approve new marijuana laws in their state. That brings … Continue reading

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Wellness Programs Offer Great Benefits (if they follow EEOC rules)

by Laura Pokrzywa Last month the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued final rules regarding employers’ wellness programs. The rules clarify how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) apply to employer-sponsored wellness programs. … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania just legalized medical marijuana. Are your policies ready?

by Renee Mielnicki, Esq. On April 17, 2016, Governor Wolf signed the Medical Marijuana Act, or SB3, legalizing medical marijuana in the state of Pennsylvania. The law goes into effect on May 17, 2016. Pennsylvania is now the 24th state … Continue reading

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Is “driving” listed as a requirement on your job descriptions?

by Laura Pokrzywa If you have employees who are frequently on the road for the company (sales reps, traveling technicians, executives, etc.), you should take heed from a recent court case (Stephenson v. Pfizer, Inc.). The U.S. Court of Appeals … Continue reading

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Training is One Expense You Cannot Afford to Do Without

by Nancy Owen, PHR Are you training your employees? Sometimes companies assume that, because they have hired someone with the required experience and skill set, their new employee will not need any training. Instead, they assume that a new employee … Continue reading

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Drug Testing in the Workplace: Some Basic Issues

by Renee Mielnicki, Esquire Besides leave of absence management issues, the second subject that I get the most questions about is drug testing employees in the workplace. I often get asked, “When can I test an employee who I think … Continue reading

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HUT, HUT . . . TAKE A HIKE!

by Renee Mielnicki, Esq.    Even though I’m really not a football fan, I sure enjoy the employment law lessons that the sport continues to teach us. In October of 2015, the University of Southern California (USC) fired Steve Sarkisian, its … Continue reading

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Legalized Marijuana and the Workplace

by Renee Mielnicki, Esq. Call me a lawyer nerd, but I find the impact of the ever expanding state legalization of marijuana on the workplace interesting. Several issues are involved with this subject and I find them all fascinating. If … Continue reading

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