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Steps to Prevent Sexual Abuse in Your Workplace

Business owners today wear many hats and juggle many metaphorical balls. Keeping a business alive and prosperous takes a great deal of time, energy, patience, and passion. And in the modern era, entrepreneurs must deal with issues extending far beyond...

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How Companies Ensure That Employees Aren’t Discriminated Against

Discrimination in the workplace is a genuine problem faced every day by employers all across the country. Laws are on the books at both the state and federal level that protect employees from facing discrimination at work. However, if you...

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When Must Employers Pay Overtime?

The federal government has rules in place that govern employer relationships with their employees. This federal law is called the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and has been in effect in the United States since 1938. And while this law...

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Can You Terminate an Employee Solely for Poor Performance?

As an employer, one of the most distasteful parts of your job is when you have to terminate an employee. There are many reasons that employees may need to be terminated, but poor job performance tends to be at the...

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What Are the Forms of Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment was once hidden and sometimes accepted form of discrimination. But due to a number of high-profile cases coming to light over the past few years and the recent #MeToo movement, victims of sexual harassment have found a voice....

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Employers Have Broad Leeway To Fire Capitol Rioters

Joyce Smithey Interview by Employment Authority Several businesses have already cut ties with workers who took part in Wednesday’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, and while sacking someone for something they did outside of work could give…Read More

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Capitol Melee Raises Question Of Worker Pay In Lockdown

Joyce Smithey Interview by Employment Authority Many questions continue to swirl after an armed mob forced a lockdown Wednesday on Capitol Hill, including whether workers should get paid for the time they spent sheltering during the emergency….Read More

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LGBTQ Non-Discrimination in MD: What You Need to Know

In recent years, great strides have been made toward granting the LGBTQ community equal rights under the law. Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 began the fight decades ago by establishing a prohibition on discrimination against individuals...

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Remote Working: What Employers Should Consider

Telecommuting or working from home has been a growing movement in recent years. Many employers have found that they can cut costs as well as increase productivity by letting certain employees work from home. For their part, many employees embrace...

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What Constitutes Wrongful Termination in Maryland

If you have been fired for what you feel is an unjust reason, you may wonder if there is legal action you can take to help get your job back or to compensate you for the wages you lost while...

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