Tag Archives: state employment laws

So the New DOL Rule was Blocked . . . What Next?

by Renee Mielnicki, Esquire Hopefully, the shock of the Texas Court’s ruling on November 22nd that blocked the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rule from becoming effective December 1st has now worn off a bit. As a professional that … 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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Employment Applications: What Every Employer Should Know

by Laura Pokrzywa The hiring process has been compared to dating. You usually have to talk to a lot of people before you find the right one. Unlike dating, however, when you are considering candidates for an open position, there … Continue reading

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Rest and Meal Breaks: What is required?

by Laura Pokrzywa With all the laws that regulate what employers must and must not do, you’d think there would be a federal law that requires employers to give certain breaks to their employees. Surprisingly, federal law does not require … Continue reading

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How to Hire a Teenager without Breaking the Law

by Laura Pokrzywa As the end of the school year nears, teenagers are once again counting the days until that last bell rings and summer break begins! The first thing on many agendas will be securing a summer job. Every … 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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Private Eyes are Watching You: Safeguarding Customer and Employee Information

by Renee Mielnicki, Esq.  Let’s face it. Modern technology has seriously reshaped our workplace. Communication in today’s day and age is much more simplistic with email which allows users to reach many recipients in a matter of seconds. Virtual meetings … Continue reading

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This just in: STOP mailing FMLA notices to your employees!

By Laura Pokrzywa The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) gives eligible employees the right to job-protected leave under certain circumstances. Like many other employment laws, it also gives employers the opportunity to generate lots of paperwork. From the Notice … Continue reading

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How to Hire a Teenager without Breaking the Law

By Laura Pokrzywa High school students are counting the days until that last bell rings and summer break begins! The first thing on many agendas will be securing a summer job. If you are planning to hire a teenager, you … Continue reading

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Protecting Your Corporate Reputation from Collateral Damage

By Renee Mielnicki, Esq. By now, we have probably all heard about the scandal involving Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. If you haven’t, here’s a quick recap. V. Stiviano, a young woman whose exact relationship with … Continue reading

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