Employment Law

Employment Law

Maintaining a Safe Workplace

Your employees deserve a safe working environment--and the government requires it. Here's how to do it.
Employment Law

The Rules of FMLA Leave

The lowdown on when and how employees are permitted intermittent leave
Employment Law

Avoid Discrimination in Hiring Practices

Even if you're just trying to even out gender ratios on your staff, this practice can get you into hot water.
Employment Law

Guidelines on Overtime, Holiday Pay and Paid Days Off

When overtime is the norm for your employees, how do you determine what to pay for holidays and paid time off?
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Proper Payroll When an Employee Leaves

How soon are you required to pay a former employee's wages?
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How to Comply With Workers' Comp Laws

Determine if your small business really needs it--and then start doing some research.
Employment Law

The Requirements of FMLA Compliance

Avoid legal problems by providing employees with the leave they're entitled to.
Employment Law

The Rules of Overtime

Stay out of legal hot water by following these guidelines on overtime.
Employment Law

Value System

You have to accommodate employees' "sincerely held" beliefs, religious or not.
Employment Law

Legal Implications of Wage Withholding

Just when can you withhold money from an employee's paycheck?
Employment Law

Fire Fight

U.S. workers are complaining about immigrant labor--this time, it's technology layoffs.
Employment Law

The Steps to Starting a U.S. Business

Even if you're a foreign national, you can still start a U.S. business. Here's how.
Employment Law

Classifying Workers Correctly

Make sure you're legal by understanding the difference between independent contractors and employees.
Employment Law

Rehiring Laid-Off Employees

What are the legal implications?
Employment Law

Off the Records

When it comes to what's in your employees' medical records, keep your questions to yourself. The less you know, the better.
Employment Law

Keep Mail-Handling Employees Safe

Even if you don't think your business is a potential anthrax target, your employees' safety is still your top priority.
Employment Law

Do I Need a Sexual Harassment Policy?

It's not a legal requirement, but that doesn't make it any less of a good idea.
Employment Law

What Goes Around . . .

Making promises to employees and then giving them the boot? They'll be back--carrying lawsuits that could damage your company.
Employment Law

Stay-In Contract

Drawing up employment contracts can help retain key employees and protect your trade secrets-but beware of the drawbacks.
Employment Law

Business Visa Basics

Immigration law and how it applies to you and your new business
Employment Law

Crime And A Half

Learn what the Fair Labor Standards Act says about wages and overtime-and avoid breaking the law.
Employment Law

Game Over?

Weekend get-togethers, mandatory participation--boy, your workplace fun is starting to seem like . . . work.
Employment Law

Statute Of Liberty

What to do with your debilitatingly fatigued, your pregnant, your deathly ill yearning to be free from work for 12 weeks
Employment Law

Know Your Employer Rights

How much does the Americans With Disabilities Act protect?
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Let's Get Personnel

Guidelines for creating personnel policies and standards
Employment Law

Firing Problem Employees

Let go of employees tactfully and legally
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