The 5 Employment Laws Every Manager Should know

Evil HR Lady

Employment law is complicated and can have big repercussions for your company if employees fail to adhere to it—either out of ignorance or neglect. A talent contractor for Comcast was just forced to pay $7.5 million to settle a lawsuit over unpaid overtime—a violation of employment law. Here are the five crucial laws every manager must know. To keep reading, click here: The 5 Employment Laws Every Manager Should know.

Hiring Your First Employees: Making the Move from Small Business to Employer

Ms. Career Girl

Brush Up on Your Tax and Employment Laws. In addition to budgeting for expenses like salaries and benefit contributions, you’ll also need to budget for employment taxes. While you’re at it, take the time to meet with your lawyer to talk about employment law.

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How to staff your start up!


Part-Time, Contractor, Temp, Casual, Full-Time or outsource EVERYTHING?? Whether this is from day one or later down the track, when you have determined it’s time to get help, it’s worthwhile taking careful considerations to your options and their immediate and longer term implications: Independent Contractors/Outsourcing. A very useful initial approach would be to hiring independent contractors or outsource instead of hiring employees.

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Protect Yourself: Laws Every Employee Should Know

Career Alley

Employment is generally a necessary part of life. Some of us enjoy our jobs and like our employers, some of us really do not care for our jobs or our employers, and some of us fall somewhere in between depending on the day. Whether you like your job or not, there are several employment laws you should be aware of in order to protect yourself. Paycheck Laws. There are several laws surrounding how and when your employer pays you for your work and time.

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With the Government Shut Down, It’s Employers Gone Wild


Employers, today is officially your get out of jail free. List of US Agencies Impacting Employers During Government Shut Down. With this being the first day of the United States government shut down due to budget cuts , the governing agencies for many of our workplace laws are closed, not open and therefore unable to take your calls. Employers are required to verify identification of new employees within 72 hours of hire using a government I-9 form.

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Seven Short Q & A’s on Sunday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question 1: I am currently employed by a Fortune 100 company and considering resigning to take on a career development opportunity at another company in the same area. The Short Answer is “My new employer asked me to wait.” The best response is “My new employer asked me to wait to tell people about my new job until I start it.” Would those same rules apply to independent contractors?

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Part 2 — The Era of Corp Social Media Discrimination


Employment decisions based on stereotypes or assumptions about the abilities, traits, or performance of individuals of a certain protected class. Denying employment opportunities to a person because of marriage to, or association with, an individual of a particular race, religion, national origin, or an individual with a disability. For human resource leaders and employment law attorneys, social media is a scary, scary place.

Is it illegal to recruit on Facebook?

Resume Bear

She is the author of: Social Networks and Employment Law: Are you putting your Organization at Risk? Although there are areas of sensitivity when using these sites, you can follow the recommendations provided to ensure that you are using social networking as part of your hiring process without discrimination and in compliance with federal laws. JIM: So, I know you’re like this Employment Law guru and all that, but I want my readers to know it too.

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Three Different Future Roles for HR


HR will be focused on sourcing contractors, negotiating contracts and project management. The only roadblock I see to further development of this change to the “orange” world is an archaic set of employment laws in the United States. With the rest of the globe moving in this direction at some point the US employment legal system will have to adjust. PwC not long ago published a report entitled The Future of Work – A Journey to 2022.

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When To Hire An Attorney


The question everyone hates to ask: when should you hire an employment law attorney? If you’re looking to terminate an employee (especially if you think they could make a legal claim against you), you have questions about properly paying your employees, or you need to know whether your workers are independent contractors, then you need to look into hiring an attorney soon.

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can I put running my household on my resume?

Ask a Manager

I arranged worker’s comp insurance, familiarized myself with employment laws, and drafted our employment contract. I also find, hire, and am the primary point of contact for contractors (maintenance, cleaning, one-time sitters) and professionals (accountant, attorneys).

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Committing to a Position | Hiring Technical People

Hiring Technical People

Nonny Mouse says: January 5, 2011 at 12:53 pm You’re absolutely right, and as one of those folks you mentioned, I’d LOVE to get a two-year commitment from an employer. Any employer that asks for a commitment without responding in kind deserves exactly what they get – a “Yes, sir!&# I am now on an 18 month fixed term appointment/contract but it has a 4 week escape clause for me and my employer.

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SR: 2 Pay Questions and an Unemployment Problem

Evil HR Lady

They are required to work 1 Saturday per month -- which up until very recently was for no extra pay…for some reason (unknown to employees) the employer decided to let them have one day off in the week, when they work on Saturday. The question he has is that his employer seems to believe that because he receives Salary & Bonus, he is an Exempt employee and not entitled to overtime - over 40hrs. may be what the employer is counting on. Evil HR Lady Why am I evil?

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10 Reasons to Ditch Outlook and Excel for Recruitment [TECH TUESDAY]

The Undercover Recruiter

That means your recruitment efforts need to comply with local employment laws as well as following data protection regulations. As well as having a negative effect on the candidate experience you could end up incurring costs as a result of having to hire temp staff or contractors. If your recruitment process relies on Outlook and Excel then you could be losing good candidates, and worse still, having a negative impact on your bottom line.

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why it’s complicated for your employer to let you work from another state

Ask a Manager

My boss says that to work remotely, I’d need to become a contractor. I have been working for the same employer for 11 years with a great performance history. My boss is indicating because our company is not registered to do business in this other state I would have to convert to a contractor. That can be an expensive undertaking and, depending on the state, it can subject them to a whole host of different employment laws (hi, California). law + order

Would You Give Your Employees All Your Money?

Water Cooler Wisdom

The company has retained an accountant and HR firm to vet its practices and ensure that it is operating according to state and federal employment laws. We may restrict the model to the core team at some point, but right now we’re experimenting with extending it to some of our independent contractors and it’s working well,” Sims says. “We   Attitude & Motivation Compensation Creativity & Innovation Culture Employment Trends Entrepreneurship Management

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Justice Department Sues Nation's Largest Mortgage Insurance.


Our nation’s fair housing laws prohibit this kind of discrimination, and the Justice Department is committed to aggressive enforcement of those laws.”. “It More information about the Civil Rights Division and the laws it enforces is available at Under a consent judgment approved by a Labor Department administrative law judge, Meyer Tool will pay. » Independent Contractors Are Again Front-And-Center The U.S. Be our Friend.

I gave relationship advice to my employee, company won’t hire me because of where I live, and more

Ask a Manager

I was told that they are not hiring anyone from California due to having to make them employees per a new law in effect here, AB5, which limited companies’ ability to classify workers as independent contractors. You can’t just opt out of the law.

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EEOC is reconsidering their policy regarding Criminal Background.


WASHINGTON -- Employers often refuse to hire people with arrest and conviction records even years after they have completed their sentences, leading to recidivism and higher social services costs, experts told the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) at a meeting today at agency headquarters. . Many of the individuals trained, employed, and placed in restaurants, hotels and other food service establishments by the D.C. The Employer Bill of Rights.

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My Boss is Going on Maternity Leave and I'm Taking Her.

Evil HR Lady

However, you cannot come off like you’re begrudging the work and will only do it if you are properly compensated, if management gets that vibe from you they’ll just tell you to forget it and they’ll get someone else to do the work, even if they have to hire a contractor. Evil HR Lady Why am I evil? Well, Im not, but thats the perception of all of us in HR. Need to fire someone? Come to HR.

the Christmas tantrum, the dirty elf, and other tales of holidays at work

Ask a Manager

In my mid-20s, I worked in a fairly conservative accounting department (think government contractor engineering firm) but we had a couple of strange characters. Over the years, readers have submitted a tremendous number of amusing stories about holidays at work.

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feeling guilty about leaving law-breaking boss, asking for a far-off raise, and more

Ask A Manager

My boss is breaking laws and promises but I feel guilty about leaving. First, my boss hired me as an independent contractor, even though I follow a daily schedule and perform a key role in the company. I’m also afraid that potential employers would see that I quit after 4 months and think I’m a flake. All of these are illegal (well, the harassment might not be, if the company is too small to be covered by harassment laws), and big deals.

2013 56

fired without warning, employers with spelling errors, and more

Ask A Manager

Am I being too nit-picky over an employer’s spelling error? During our meeting where she told me I was being let go I asked why nothing was never brought to my attention and she just kept unprofessionally dodging the questions saying they are an at-will employer. Although this was a “at-will employer,” don’t they need to give me documentation or need to bring issues to my attention before just abruptly firing me?

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tiny answer Tuesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

I want to be an employee, not a contractor. For instance, New York requires employers who have any employees based there to establish a workers compensation insurance account and a disability insurance account with the state and to make ongoing payments into them, among other statutory requirements. Some employers really do take this long, and he did warn you about it in advance. It’s tiny answer Tuesday — seven short answers to seven short questions.

2013 57

asking sick employees to stay home, I don’t want to do the intern hiring, and more

Ask a Manager

Additionally, I have a feeling that some employment laws are being broken. It is a freelance/contractor type position (1099) but the interns are required to be in the office during specified hours, use company-owned computers, do not set their own rates, etc. However, you’re absolutely right to be concerned about discriminatory remarks and whether the structure of the position itself violates the law. Can I ask my old employer to disable my old email account?

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