Why Is Understanding Employment Law So Important?

Jobacle

Employment law is in place to guarantee a fair and safe working environment for employers and employees. Statutes and strict rules outline, for the employer, how their employee’s should be treated within the workplace. Career Advice employment law

Preparing for Employment Law Changes

Blogging4jobs

Last fall, Governor Jerry Brown signed California’s paid sick leave bill into law. The law will guarantee paid sick leave for many employees who previously had no such benefit. Unfortunately, a lot of laws that are well intentioned can become headaches for employers.

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The Pop Culture Employment Law Blog Carnival

Blogging4jobs

Employment law blogs are a blog niche I’ve seen grow over the past two years, and I’m thankful for that. Because your employment law attorney and HR experts can keep your workplace out of trouble of the legal variety. Case Law That Creates Conversation.

The Oxford Comma Case Proves We Need New Employment Laws, Not Better Grammar

Evil HR Lady

Everyone is focusing on the Oxford comma part of this case, but I’d like to focus on the ridiculousness of an employment law that could result in this confusion and hinge on a grammar question. My first question on this was how on earth do truck drivers qualify for being exempt on a federal law level? To keep reading, click here: The Oxford Comma Case Proves We Need New Employment Laws, Not Better Grammar.

Back to School: Employment Law Blog Carnival

Blogging4jobs

Are we, as human resources practitioners, up to speed with employment law? Are our employment laws still working and still relevant as the workplace and workforce demographics change? When’s the last time you reviewed your state’s employment law?

Top Summer Legal Pitfalls for Employers: Vacation and Sick Leave Benefits

Blogging4jobs

As a result, many employees are looking to cash in their accrued vacation benefits, and employers who don’t offer. HR employment law sick leave vacationIt’s officially summer! Days are longer, temperatures are higher and school’s out. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.

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My Ex-Employer Can’t Say That! Or Can They?

reCareered

Are you concerned about what a former employer might say in a reference call? Learn what a prior employer can say about you. Employment Law Featured reCareered Blog background check career career change career coach Employment employment law headhunter Job job search Planning recruiter reference researchand what they can't say. Continued at [link].

The Era of Corporate Social Media Discrimination

Blogging4jobs

Old laws. These things are referred to as protected classes and according to the law are considered information that should not be factored into the decision making process when a candidate is evaluated as part of the hiring process. New tools. Social media.

NY Domestic Violence Suit has Implications for Employers

Blogging4jobs

The settlement makes it clear Bon-Ton’s response has been found lacking and beyond the impact on the company itself, there are broader implications for employers in New York state and elsewhere. And with laws on accommodations varying from state to state, disclosure can be risky. As Maya Raghu wrote on B4J back in July , employers can’t afford to wait — they need to put policies in place before such incidents occur.

How the World Views HR

Blogging4jobs

HR HR is PR HR manager human resource manager human resources human resources and employment lawThe world views HR in different interesting and sometimes pathetic ways. Maybe your boss thinks of you as the party planner, flip flop police, or the bathroom monitor.

How to Write Social Media Policies

Blogging4jobs

HR Social Media employment law social media facebook firing hr background check HR policy human resource policy social media discrimination social media policies social media policySocial media policies and guidelines don’t have to be complicated.

Ep 67- EEOC Changes to GINA and Workplace Wellness Programs

Blogging4jobs

Our resident Blogging4Jobs employment attorney, Casey Sipe returns to talk about the changes to GINA, how it impacts HR and workplace wellness programs. Casey says the changes were missed by employers due to the proposed changes regarding the FLSA.

Part One: CA Discrimination Law and Web-Based Recruiting Practices #hrbasics

Blogging4jobs

Mary Wright explains the HR pitfalls in the relationship between California discrimination law and web-based recruiting practices. Part one discusses discrimination laws in California. . How does California law define recruitment and recruiting activities?

6 Points in Time When an Employer Needs an Attorney

Evil HR Lady

No business owner starts out with the idea that he’s going to be the subject of an employment lawsuit. After all, very few owners have the intention of breaking any laws. Granted, there are some people who do have the intention of breaking the law, but they aren’t the type who will research best practices on the internet.). The problem is, that employment law is complex.

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Ep 85 – What Employers Need to Know About the FLSA Changes

Blogging4jobs

Employers must begin following the new changes starting on December 1, 2016. Episode 85: What Employers Need to Know About the FLSA Changes with Casey Sipe ( @CLSEMPLOYERLAW ). Employment lawyer, Casey Sipe breaks down some of the changes happening with the FLSA update and helps us understand their impact, including: Minimum salary requirements changing to $47,476 annually for a full time worker.

Part Two: CA Discrimination Law and Web-Based Recruiting Practices #hrbasics

Blogging4jobs

Last week Mary Wright explained California discrimination law and its consideration of recruitment as a “term and condition of employment.” Most times, employers seek electronically stored information about the candidate that that is perfectly legitimate.

Part 2 — How to Write Social Media Policies

Blogging4jobs

HR Social Media HR Blogger human resource blogger social media discrimination social media employment law social media policies social media policyThis is Part 2 of a Social Media Policies Series. In Part 1 , we discussed myths around your corporate social media policy.

HR Best Practices: Going Beyond Minimum Requirements

Blogging4jobs

Every year brings changes to employment laws. Ultimately you want a policy that complies with the law and also meets the needs of both the company and employees. This can often mean going beyond what the law requires. HR employment law HR policy

Part 5 – The Era of Corporate Social Media Discrimination

Blogging4jobs

This means that companies who consider off-duty and after working hours conduct when making employment decisions like hiring, firing, performance, and promotions could be digging themselves a very large, deep, and dark hole.

Lifeguard Lessons: When to Break the Rules

Blogging4jobs

Balancing Employer and Employment Risk versus Reality. What can we learn from this tale of mismanagement that is also about employer risk? We stick close to the rules and employment laws because they exist for a reason and because they protect us from liability.

Breastfeeding Breaks at Work: How Far Have We Really Come?

Career Solvers

As of March 2010, employers are required to provide “reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for one year after a child’s birth.” career management breastfeeding breastfeeding legislation employment law nursing mother's rights

Age Discrimination — When Everyone is a Protected Class

Blogging4jobs

Lawsuits in 2009 cost employers $72.1 Until the Age Discrimination in Employment Act is amended, this will continue to be a growing issue for organizations across the U.S. As the average life expectancy of human beings increases, so does the average work expectancy of your workforce.

DOJ Says Title VII Doesn’t Protect LGBQ People – What Now?

Blogging4jobs

HR Civil Rights Act discrimination employment discrimination employment law Title VIIThe Department of Justice has filed an amicus brief arguing that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which bans discrimination on the basis of race, religion national origin and gender, does not. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.

Unemployment Survival Tips

Boomers Next Step

Age Bias Careers Job News Employment Law Severance package Unemployment benefitsLosing a job is one of the most unfortunate things one can ever experience. It can make you worry about lots of things such as your monthly bills, health insurance, and grocery stuffs. If you have been a victim of a wrongful termination recently and feels like you are nowhere to go, the following are.

Workplace Social Media CYA

Blogging4jobs

Employment law attorneys and corporate counsel have advised senior leaders and HR against allowing employees to have access to the internet as well as social media at work. This is a 4 part series on Managing Your Social Media Mullet.

What Happens When You Hire an Employment Lawyer?

Evil HR Lady

Don’t make the mistake of hiring the guy who helped you with your divorce, real estate closing, or even your brother-in-law who totally knows about sexual harassment because he’s a prosecutor and that’s illegal, and he’s up on all that.

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Part 4 — How to Write Social Media Policies

Blogging4jobs

That is because an attorneys job is to advise you the employer on the current potential pitfalls and liabilities. In Part 1 of “How to Write Social Media Policies Series,” I discussed the myths around social media.

Part 3 — How to Write Social Media Policies

Blogging4jobs

HR Social Media employment law social media facebook firing hr background check HR policy human resource policy social media discrimination social media policies social media policy

What Kind of Lawyer Should I Hire For My Job Problem?

Evil HR Lady

” Attorneys are expensive, and while some work on contingency, most employment law cases aren’t these big cash cows that you read about in the news. A: An employment attorney. A: An employment attorney. A: An employment attorney. An employment attorney.

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When ICE Comes Knocking at Your Company’s Door

Evil HR Lady

Yes, and Ashley Kaplan, Senior Employment Law Attorney at ComplyRight , helped me with some tips for making sure you don’t need to be nervous when ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) shows up at your door. Is everyone in your US office legal to work in the United States? Are you sure? Could you survive an audit of your documentation? This is called an I9 audit. Is it possible that Immigration officials could show up at your door and ask to see your documentation?

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The Boss’s Husband Is a Jerk. Can Getting Along with Him Be Required?

Evil HR Lady

Now the driver has been told that he will only continue to be employed there if he is nice to the husband. As a general rule, bosses can make whatever rules they want as long as those rules don’t violate the law. It’s pretty irrelevant whether or not he’s employed there or just hanging out–which is the case. As a result, if someone who isn’t an employee engages in behavior that violates the law, you are required to step in and protect your employees.

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Should You Be Worried About Age Discrimination?

Boomers Next Step

Age Bias Careers Employment Labor and Employment Law linkedin resumeAlmost every client I work with who’s above the age of 40 asks the same question at some point: Do I need to make myself look younger on my resume? The fear that they are being skipped over for younger candidates is clearly a widespread concern among today’s job seekers. While I certainly encourage those.

Friday Five: What Will Trump Do First?

Blogging4jobs

Top 10 Workplace Law Developments To Expect From The Trump Presidency. A Fisher Phillips legal alert advises employers and employment lawyers that while some elements of President Elect Trump’s workplace policy program are clear, others will be harder to predict.

5 workplace laws your employer might be violating

Ask A Manager

If you tend to assume that your employer understands labor law and always follows it … surprise! Many employers regularly violate employment law, either knowingly or unknowingly. And there are a few laws that are especially popular to break. News & World Report today, I talk about five of the most commonly violated employment laws. law + order

Former Amazon Warehouse Manager Says He’s Owed Overtime Pay

Evil HR Lady

The New York Times quotes attorney Jahan Sagafi, a lawyer at Outten & Golden, who is not involved in this case, but does practice employment law. California has stricter standards than the federal law (called the Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA ), but every business needs to be concerned about overtime. Just what makes an employee exempt from overtime pay?

Career Key Family Values and A Fresh Approach to Social Media

Career Key

I changed careers in 2006 from practicing labor and employment law to career counseling and helping manage Career Key, becoming certified as a Global Career Development Facilitator in 2010. Happy New Year from Career Key!

7 Human Resources Competencies For the Modern HR Professional

Blogging4jobs

Depending on our role within human resources, we are often cast as the expert on employment law, human resources and compliance topics. While I am supportive of foundational knowledge of human resources and employment law, experience is the best teacher here.

Hiring Discrimination Against Tattoos And Piercings

Career Realism

She asked me if I thought his tattoo might be hurting his chances of employment. In fact, it’s very common for employers to have a dress code policy that may ban visible tattoos and piercings. There are a number of protected classes when it comes to employment law.

Episode 28 – FMLA, Workers’ Compensation & Disability Update

Blogging4jobs

In the HR world, one area that is hard to keep up with is the employment law landscape and eligibility requirements especially in the areas that I call the Triple Threat which are ADA, FMLA and Workers’ Compensation. Employment law attorneys, Eric B. When are employers obligated to start the ADA and FMLA processes? HR practitioners need to be well-versed and educated on these three particular areas of employment law as they do evolve and change.

“Can a company selectively enforce non-compete agreements?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Another interesting note that I also know is that my employer has knowingly hired employees from competitors knowing that they also have non-competes. Answer : Dear Mike: Non-compete agreements are a very interesting – and very controversial – area of employment law. In general, an employer is free to enforce – or not enforce – any kind of agreement(s) it has with others. The issue of “motivation” is not usually very important in matters of business law.