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Are You Prepared to Handle a Sexual Harassment Claim?

by Jim Spencer Recently, famous Hollywood actresses and actors have been speaking out as victims alleging serious sexual harassment claims against notable stars such as Charlie Sheen, Kevin Spacey, and, of course, executive film producer, Harvey Weinstein. These celebrity claims … Continue reading

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How to Conduct a Workplace Investigation

by Derek Ross In 2016 there were 91,503 total charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) costing employers more than $482,100,000. Yes, that is 482 MILLION dollars!!! Even if your recruiting and hiring process is perfect, all your … Continue reading

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FMLA: What to Know BEFORE it Happens

by Nancy Owen, PHR The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that provides eligible employees of covered employers with unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. Eligible employees may take up to 12 or 26 … Continue reading

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Four Common Mistakes That Could Put Your Business at Risk

by Jennifer Roman The internet is a great resource for finding information related to employment law. Many employers use various internet resources to assist them with education regarding wage and hour laws, terminations and various other issues that they encounter … Continue reading

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Holiday Pay: What is Required?

by Laura Pokrzywa Now that the election is history, all those antagonistic campaign ads will be replaced with ads featuring cookies, holly berries and jolly elves telling of big savings at holiday sales. As retailers welcome the start of the … Continue reading

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EEO-1 Reports are Coming Due.

by Laura Pokrzywa Since 1966, most employers with federal contracts or with 100 or more employees have been required to report the number of workers they have in specific job categories, breaking the numbers down by ethnicity, race and sex. … Continue reading

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Can You Make Retirement Mandatory?

by Renee Mielnicki, Esquire I have had a lot of employers ask me lately if they can make retirement mandatory so I thought it would be a good time to write a blog about the subject. The answer is . … 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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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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Get ready for a change to EEO-1 reporting.

by Laura Pokrzywa Since 1966, employers with federal contracts or with 100 or more employees have been required to report the number of workers they have in specific job categories, breaking the numbers down by ethnicity, race and sex. These … Continue reading

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