Tag: laws

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Parental Leave Policies: What to Know and What to Consider

As American tech companies continue to offer generous parental leave policies, the pressure increases on employers in other industries to consider and implement policies that allow employees time to bond with a new child. Although current federal law doesn’t require employers to offer paid parental leave, the trend is edging that way.

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Animals at Work: In-Fur-Mation for Employers

To avoid a hairy situation, employers should familiarize themselves with laws relating to the emerging issue of animals at work. Most animals fall into the following three sets: (1) service animals, (2) comfort or therapy animals, and (3) pets.

training

Reviewing Your Training

Developing a training program and the associated materials can be a tedious task. And it’s tempting for efficiency-minded training staff to avoid doing unnecessary work by recycling those materials year after year.

immigration

Immigration Policy Tips: Don’t Ask, Don’t Probe Unless . . .

The year is 2019, but I want to take you back to the 1990s for just a moment. Do you remember where you were in December 1993? President Bill Clinton had just signed an order directing military personnel not to ask about or initiate investigations of service members’ sexual orientation without having witnessed the disallowed […]

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Gig Economy Trends You Need to Know About

The gig economy is beginning to take over the modern-day workforce. Over half of U.S.-based businesses already rely on freelance workers or contractors, and most Millennials and members of Generation Z desire flexible or remote work arrangements.

NLRB

New Decision on Misclassification Continues NLRB Trend

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) latest decision in a case involving the misclassification of workers is further evidence of the Board’s willingness to reverse precedents set under the previous administration, but the decision doesn’t lessen the risk of misclassifying employees as independent contractors.