Tag: LLC


Is Quitting to Care for Fiancée Covered Under Minnesota’s Unemployment Law?

Employees who quit their jobs to care for a member of their immediate family generally are qualified to receive unemployment benefits in Minnesota. However, the Minnesota Court of Appeals recently heard a claim in which a former employee was denied unemployment benefits due to the fact that “fiancée” doesn’t fall within the statutory definition of […]

Enforcement of Pay Discrimination Claims Still High

Last year, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced a number of settlements in enforcement cases against federal government contractors demonstrating a continued emphasis on pursuing systemic hiring and pay discrimination claims.

Casino Takes a Gamble and Doesn’t Pay Trainees

Did a Maryland casino take a gamble by not paying those whom they termed as “trainees”? They sure did and ended up in court as a result. Their trainees alleged that they should have been paid for the time they spent attending a 12-week dealer training program offered by the casino.

Train Managers and Supervisors to Manage Change

It’s often said that change is the only constant in life, but change at an organization can be met with resistance, dismissal, or fear on the part of employees. Training can help managers and supervisors identify issues that make employees apathetic to change and can make it easier for these employees to absorb change.

Love Contract Complexities

By Jeffrey W. Larroca of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC In yesterday’s Advisor, we heard from Jeffrey W. Larroca of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, concerning love contracts and office romance in general. Today, more on the upsides of love contracts. HRDA

Much Ado About Workplace Romance

By Jeffrey W. Larroca of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC Picture this scenario. A high-level executive and a manager in the same department of your company strike up a conversation, which becomes lunch, which becomes a dinner date, which becomes a full-fledged relationship. Soon, they are commuting together every day and living together every […]

Hiring and Pay Discrimination: The Focus of the Federal Government

It’s never been more important than now to make sure that your hiring and payment practices are devoid of discrimination. That’s because recently they have become a major focus of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). By Susan Schoenfeld Settlement costs ranged from $165,000 to $1.8 million and required the affected contractors to […]

5 Steps to Restoring Trust in the Workplace

In yesterday’s Advisor, Claudia St. John defined what trust in the workplace really means; today, she provides five steps to restoring trust if it has become an issue at your company.

Are There Trust Issues at Your Company?

Do you sense that there are many people within your organization that simply don’t trust each other? A lack of trust can drastically affect a company’s culture for the worse—and that, in turn, affects the bottom line. But what does trust really entail in the workplace? Expert Claudia St. John has some advice.