Employment Law

Employment Law

Monitoring Your Employees' E-Mail

How closely can you monitor employee e-mail?
Employment Law

Writing an Employee Handbook

It's a big undertaking but one that will protect you. Here's what you need to include.
Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Policies
Employment Law

Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Policies

It's imperative that you provide a safe and comfortable working environment for your employees.
Establish a Workplace Safety Policy
Employment Law

Establish a Workplace Safety Policy

Not only do you owe your workers a safe workplace, it just makes good business sense.
Employment Law

Legal Regulations and Employee Pay

Many aspects of how you pay employees are mandated by federal and local laws. Here's a brief primer on some of the rules you need to be aware of.
Employment Law

What Should Your Personnel Files Contain?

Don't get burned by overly personal personnel files.
Employment Law

Are You Liable for Your Employees' Bad Actions?

Is a misogynistic manager liable for harassment?
Employment Law

Monitoring Your Staff's Personal Habits

Controversy heats up over off-the-clock regulation.
Employment Law

Classifying Independent Contractors

Avoid independent-contractor snags.
Employment Law

4 Overtime Traps to Avoid

Follow these tips to ensure you're following overtime regulations.
Employment Law

Writing Great Job Descriptions

A well-written job description will help your employees stay on task and keep you out of legal hot water.
Employment Law

Your Maternity Leave Responsibility

Maternity leave is a hot issue. Find out how to handle it without ruffling any feathers.
Employment Law

Employee Disputes: Avoiding Court

Are you within your rights to require employees to sign a binding arbitration agreement?
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When to Compensate for Meal and Rest Periods

If your employees take a break, are they still on the clock?
Employment Law

Risky Business

Should a prospective employee's credit history determine whether he or she gets the job?
Employment Law

Tips for Maintaining Employment Records

Federal mandates require you to keep them on file, but do you know for how long?
Employment Law

Protect Yourself When Terminating Employees

When handling this delicate issue, make sure to follow the letter of the law.
Employment Law

It's Classified

Are they really contractors rather than employees? If you don't get it right, you could face steep penalties.
Employment Law

Are You Complying With the New Overtime Rules?

To avoid potential lawsuits, make sure your policies are in line with current regulations.
Employment Law

Rules on Multinational Workers & Entrepreneurs

Want to work with a non-U.S. citizen? Investor? Or obtain an entrepreneur visa? Here's what you need to know.
Employment Law

What You Can't Ask Job Applicants

To stay out of trouble, steer clear of these questions on employment applications.
Employment Law

The Rules on Comp Time

How to determine whether you can give your employees comp time instead of overtime
Employment Law

Complying With the Family and Medical Leave Act

How to navigate the maze of paperwork and legalities associated with granting an employee leave under the FMLA
Employment Law

Do Salaried Employees Legally Require Breaks?

There is no federal law, but watch out for state laws and union rules.
Employment Law

Outsource Your HR

Payroll, benefits, hiring, firing, tax compliance--erase those tasks from your to-do list by hiring an HR outsourcing firm.
Employment Law

Determining What Is and Isn't a Disability

One of your employees has migraines. Is this covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act?
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