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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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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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Supreme Court Issues New Standard Regarding Discrimination Against Pregnant Workers

by Renee Mielnicki, Esq. As if there weren’t already so much to know as an employer pertaining to worker rights, last month the Supreme Court threw out something new. Most employers are probably aware of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), … Continue reading

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SHHHH! It’s a Secret.

by Renee Mielnicki, Esq. Lately, I have engaged in several discussions with clients concerning an employer’s obligation to maintain confidentiality with regard to medical information and records. Employers may house many different types of medical records including those related to … Continue reading

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EEOC Unveils a New Bundle of Joy for Employers

by Renee Mielnicki, Esq. You may remember our recent article titled “Singling Out Pregnant Women Can Lead to Baby Blues for Employers.” It ended with this wrap up: “Employers cannot treat pregnant women differently than any other worker, including those … Continue reading

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