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Deciding Your Employment Policy When it Comes to Voting this Year
As Election Day draws closer, have you, as an employer, revisited your employment policy with respect to voting or considered establishing them if none are in place?  This may be especially important in the time of COVID-19 where in-person voting may be too risky for the employees.  Generally, employers should always have a plan on […]
Balancing Employee Rights with Employee Privacy During COVID
Have you considered how to balance employee rights with employee privacy during COVID-19? These unprecedented times have raised many interesting and complex concerns. During the COVID-19 pandemic, employees returning to work may have privacy concerns about providing extensive health information to employers. Likewise, employers may worry about balancing employees’ privacy rights against health and safety […]
What Employers Need to Know if an Employee Suffers From Substance Abuse Issues
September is “National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month,” a time to recognize and educate ourselves on the substance abuse disorders that over 20 million Americans live with every day.  For employers, the pervasive substance abuse problem in our country may be particularly relevant. Did you know that employers have their own options and responsibilities […]
3 Mistakes Employers Should Avoid During COVID-19
In many ways, COVID-19 has turned the business world upside down. Large-scale disruptions, government social distancing mandates, and individual safety precautions have all impacted businesses in an unprecedented fashion. Are you aware of the new pitfalls facing entrepreneurs and employers as they forge ahead during these difficult times? Accordingly, let us take a moment to […]
Was I Laid Off Because of the Pandemic or Discrimination?
The numbers are staggering. In the last six weeks, approximately 30 million Americans filed for unemployment. Of those, approximately 3.8 million people filed for unemployment in the week of April 20 alone. By now,  some people who have lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic may be wondering if they are victims of the crisis […]
What Is An Age Discrimination Complaint in 2020?
Older Americans are not only living longer, they are also working longer. As such, a growing concern adversely affecting millions of working Baby Boomers is age discrimination. Put simply, age discrimination involves treating job applicants or employees less favorably because of their age. Judging older workers on the basis of age rather than abilities is […]
5 Tips You Need as an Employer to Avoid Employment Discrimination Claims
Workplace discrimination lawsuits are expensive for employers in terms of time, money, and damaged reputation. This is true even when they win. It does not matter if you would never dream of discriminating against an employee, without taking certain legal precautions you are at risk.  Did you know the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recommends […]
Gender Discrimination in the Hiring Process
We know that the job interview process can be nerve-wracking and stressful. There are many steps to take to prepare, including updating your resume, making sure you arrive on time for an interview, and being qualified for the position. If you find that you are interviewing for jobs that you are qualified for, however, and […]
Taking Time Off For Spring Break With Your Family
As Spring Break gets closer, you may be considering how to spend the week-long break. Striking a balance between work and play can be difficult, particularly if you are working a full-time job while being a parent. As important as it is for your student to take a break from school, it is equally as […]
4 Elements of A Successful Employment Discrimination Claim
Discrimination is not only morally wrong, it is often illegal. This is especially true in the workplace. If you or someone you know has suffered discrimination at work, or in the hiring process, you could have a valid legal claim. That applies to any retaliation from your employer, or your prospective employer, for standing up […]