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Employer Obligations for Employee Absence Management

For some companies, employee absenteeism may not seem like much of an issue. Sure, there might be a tardiness issue. Perhaps there’s a team member who’s a bit of a straggler. There’s Jim from accounting, who has worked for the...

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Ways for Employers to Support Disabled Employees Who Are Working from Home

Over 15% of the world’s population—that’s an estimated one billion people—are living and working with a disability. While it may be obvious that Brad in HR is in a wheelchair, many disabilities are life-altering and invisible. Failing to recruit and...

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New Year’s Resolutions for Employers

Employers are ending another year of COVID work-from-home practices and facing down another year of uncertainties. Accordingly, savvy human resources departments and employment counsel alike are resolving to create stronger workforces in 2022. While employer resolutions may sound a bit...

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Understanding Constructive Discharge

Employees of both large corporations and small businesses deserve respect and workplace safety. No one should have to endure bullying, harassment, or abuse at work. But sometimes, employees feel forced to resign because workplace abuse and harassment have become so...

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Can I Fire an Employee Who Brought a Gun to Work?

As an employer, you have an obligation to keep employees and guests safe in your workplace. Different people have different perspectives on safety. An employee working a late shift might feel safer having a weapon available to them as they...

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Ten Policies to Consider When You Review Your Business Employee Policies

Every business with employees needs a set of rules. Business employee policies are guidelines that provide a framework for employees to know how to conduct themselves appropriately while working. Without a comprehensive set of company policies, there is room for...

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Here are the Top 5 FLSA Mistakes That Employers Make

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is the primary law controlling overtime and minimum wage requirements in the United States. Also, the FLSA establishes the basic requirements employees need to meet to earn overtime or be exempt from earning...

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What Can Be Considered Workplace Retaliation?

Employees in the United States have certain rights under both state and federal law. If your employer violates those rights, you have the right to report them. Additionally, if you witness a co-worker’s rights being violated, you have the right...

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How to Report an Employer to the Department of Labor

In America, many laws protect employees in the workplace. The law protects workers from many forms of discrimination, unfair wages, workplace hazards, and more. However, it is an unfortunate fact that not all employers follow these laws. Some make mistakes...

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What Is Employment Disparity?

Most Americans believe in freedom and equality for all. These are foundational principles of our democracy and permeate all aspects of our society—at least in theory. Sadly, our history does not reflect these ideals. Instead, our history exhibits systemic racism...

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