After a more than three-month forced hiatus, small businesses are more than ready to open their doors. But for many of them, getting back to business brings a host of legal vulnerabilities and concerns they may have never faced and may not be prepared to handle on their own.
Many years ago, I mediated an egregious sexual-harassment case.
A young woman―bright, personable and talented―left the modeling world to pursue her goal of becoming a successful business executive.
A series of nightmarish encounters with older male executives quashed her dreams.
Ask any business leader and they’ll tell you that a reduction in force, or a RIF, is one of the hardest activities to carry out. Often times good employees are hit by these decisions through no fault of their own, and the resulting morale issues can doubly affect the workplace in a negative way. That said, there are times when a RIF is an essential part of business continuity and operations. Today we’re going to explore some of the key things to know about RIFs.
What is a RIF?
No one can credibly deny that sexual harassment is a persistent and pervasive problem. It infects all industries; none is immune.
While this blog focuses on sexual harassment, we must create cultures that do not tolerate any kind of harassing behavior, such as harassment based on race, ethnicity, age or disability. Harassment of any kind is the enemy of inclusion.
As hurricanes Harvey and Irma made landfall in the U.S. over the past two weeks, no one could have imagined the historical nature of their effects. Even the best prepared contingency plans were put to the test.
What is HR’s role in crisis planning and recovery?
Is Uber’s recognition of the Independent Driver’s Guild (IDG) in New York a step in the right direction or an evil red herring? It depends, of course, on which lawyer you ask.
One the one hand, lawyers for the IDG say the agreement with Uber will guarantee drivers monthly meetings to raise concerns, create an appeals process for driver termination decisions and provide legal services and benefits to drivers at discounted rates.
A round up of workplace developments and legal trends to help keep HR ahead of the curve
On June 30, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Wage and Hour Division proposed sweeping changes to the regulations that govern the white-collar overtime exemptions, to include raising the minimum salary level for exemption to $50,440 annually. The DOL is expected to announce the final rule by July 2016.
2016 Will Be Costly Year for ACA Compliance, Employers Say
Mass.: Attorney General Delays Implementation of Paid Sick Time Law for Many Employers
What If an Employee Admits Prior I-9 Documents Were Fake?
Bill Offers Employers Grace Period Before Paying OSHA Fines
Sen. Franken Reintroduces OSH Act Reform
OSHA Releases New Compliance Poster