As a cautious employer, let’s say you run a criminal background check on all of your applicants. Your latest candidate’s report comes up with an arrest record from just a few months ago for theft but no conviction. What do you do? In a situation like this, it is best to call counsel because the […]
After being cooped up for nearly a year because of COVID-19, many employees may be looking to take spring break getaways in the coming months. As is the case with most issues involving the pandemic, however, the travel opportunity creates several employment law concerns and considerations for employers to navigate.
Creating, maintaining, and updating your organization’s Web presence is not typically HR’s job, but the HR team should have a vested interest in how the website looks and functions and how well it coordinates with the rest of the company’s online presence.
Every HR professional struggles, sweats, and possibly rips their hair out (if they have any) over what to put into an employment manual and how best to minimize litigation for their company in the future. Worrying exclusively about liability rather than practicality, however, can lead to significant concerns. Here some common issues with employment manuals.
The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing but isn’t the only challenge employers face. Here are 10 goals you would do well to consider in the months ahead to mitigate against the risk of an employment lawsuit or agency complaint and position your business to comply with new workplace laws and regulations.
As of Friday, January 15, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy had authorized up to 21,000 National Guard troops from around the country to assist law enforcement with security related to today’s inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden according to Military Times. The troops have come from nearly all states, with more than four times the number of […]
While most employees were settling into the first full workweek of 2021, some traveled to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, January 6, to attend a “Save America Rally.” As everyone knows, the ensuing showdown at the U.S. Capitol led to destruction, deaths, arrests, and, for some individuals, termination from their jobs. Here is a primer on […]
Many companies find the need to employ staff on a temporary basis. This could be due to seasonal demand, unexpected labor shortages, or a transitional phase in business.
In recognizing that remote work is here to stay for many employees, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued guidance on how employers can use virtual means to distribute and maintain the various posters required by federal employment laws.
Kansas City, Missouri, is the latest jurisdiction to implement a “CROWN Act” ordinance, prohibiting discrimination based on natural hair types and hairstyles commonly associated with race and racial identity.