Tag Archives: Labor

It’s “What’s Up? Wednesday”. Time to answer your question about HOLIDAY PAY requirements…

You asked: [this is the second part of last week’s reader question] “If any overtime is to be honored and it occurred on a holiday, is there any requirement as to “double time”?” The answer: In order to answer that, … Continue reading

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It’s “What’s Up? Wednesday”. Time to answer your question about poster requirements . . .

You asked: “I know federal law requires our shop to put up several posters notifying employees about specific laws and employees’ rights. But I have no idea if we have all the posters we should. How can I find out … Continue reading

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Synthetic drugs are on the radar, but they aren’t easy targets

Police departments around the nation are reporting an increase in robberies, violent crimes, and peculiar 911 calls thanks to the increased use of synthetic drugs, commonly known as “bath salts”, K2, Spice, Red Dragon, Genie and a host of other … Continue reading

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Criminal background checks may lead to just as much trouble as they uncover

At the beginning of the year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was mixing it up with Pepsi Beverages Co. The issue? Pepsi was arbitrarily screening out all applicants whose background check revealed an arrest, whether or not that arrest … Continue reading

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If you pay them well YOU will be rewarded!

Ever heard of Gabor Varszegi? He is a former rock musician turned millionaire business man in Hungary. At a time when most of Eastern Europe was still emerging from the oppression of Communism, he was driving a Mercedes and working … Continue reading

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Post it. Don’t Post it. Okay, Post it. But postpone it…

Don’t blink.  You might miss something. As we told you in our last blog, after an initial postponement, the current deadline for employers to post the National Labor Relations Board’s Employee Rights Notice is the end of April.  Well…since then, … Continue reading

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It’s probably best to just stay out of your employees’ Facebook

The ink was barely dry on their first report when the National Labor Relations Board’s Acting General Counsel issued a second report just six months later. The hot topic? Social media and the workplace, of course. The NLRB issued the … Continue reading

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When it Comes to Discrimination Claims, Don’t Get Mad….OR Even.

2011 was not a pretty year for many city parks and public areas — unless, of course, you like the sight of make-shift kitchens, tents and protest signs. The influx of “Occupy” protestors revealed a growing distrust for corporations. That … Continue reading

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