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Can I Be Punished for Complaining About Sexual Harassment?

Making a complaint about any activity in your workplace can cause people to take a moment and think before speaking. Why? Because people are afraid of retaliation. Often, when employees see something that doesn’t seem quite right, their first impulse...

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Statute of Limitations for Discrimination and Harassment Cases

You may have heard the term “statute of limitations” bandied about over the years but have no idea what it actually means. Allow us to clear up any confusion. A statute of limitations is a deadline by which you must...

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What Employers Can Do If Workers Refuse a COVID-19 Vaccination

As the pandemic rages, businesses must answer daily questions regarding how to run their companies during this unprecedented time. And now that three vaccines have hit the market, even more questions arise about employer COVID-19 vaccination policies. Many people are...

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Notice Requirements for Job Layoffs in Maryland

Perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of an employer’s job is the regrettable necessity of laying people off when they’ve done nothing to warrant dismissal from their jobs. But particularly in the COVID-19 world, many businesses have suffered irreparable...

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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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