Tag Archives: Policies

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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Children at work? The LaRoche conversation continues.

by Nancy Owen, PHR I am sure most of you have heard the news story about Adam LaRoche quitting his job with the White Sox and forfeiting over 13 million dollars because he was not allowed to bring his son … 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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Vacation vs. PTO: Which plan is right for your organization?

By Laura Pokrzywa As the temperatures rise, so do the number of requests for vacation or personal days. If you are finding yourself a bit overwhelmed trying to manage your vacation policy, now might be a good time to consider … Continue reading

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The Best Workplace Investigations Start Before a Complaint is Filed

by Laura Pokrzywa If you have a health concern, you want to see a doctor you can trust. One who is prepared   to listen to you, take your concern seriously, investigate all possible diagnoses, offer effective treatments and communicate … Continue reading

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Employers in the Workplace

by Renee Mielnicki, Esq. Most of you may think that employees continue to get more and more legal rights in the workplace these days. In reality, most of the rights that we counsel our clients about have been around for … Continue reading

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Risk Management Lessons from the NFL

by Renee Mielnicki, Esq. The NFL is no stranger to scandal, especially when it comes to domestic violence. I’m sure we can all think of multiple incidents involving domestic violence starting with Ben Roethlisberger, a Pittsburgh Steeler, who was accused … Continue reading

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Status Update: Your employees are all over social media.

by Laura Pokrzywa It’s no secret that the vast majority of Americans carry cell phones. According to a Pew Research poll released earlier this year, about half of those cell phone users have smart phones and more than two thirds of … Continue reading

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It’s “What’s Up? Wednesday”. Time to talk about EXEMPT PAY . . .

You asked: “Can employers deduct from exempt employees’ weekly salary if they run out of sick time? And do they have to be paid if the office is closed for inclement weather?” Alex answers: According to the Federal Labor Standards … Continue reading

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The Cupid Cop: When Love Strikes in the Office

by Renee Mielnicki, Esq. Depending on which survey you read, as much as 60% of today’s workforce has engaged in a romantic relationship at work. Of these, about 20% claim to have been romantically involved with the boss. Shocking numbers … Continue reading

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