Labor Law

  • Internships: To Pay or Not to Pay?

    Offering a seasonal internship is appealing to many companies. It’s a great way to gain new insight into your business, as well as get low-cost or even free work. But there is much more to an internship than free labor, and treating your interns...
    By Carly Stockwell May 12, 2015 

  • Gender Discrimination: Are Women the Only Victims?

    When hearing about gender discrimination, most people think about females, but it can happen to either sex. While women seem to get more press (think Wal-Mart), are there really some men out there fighting to keep their jobs despite their gender?
    By Jean Scheid November 26, 2011 

  • Can You Recognize Discrimination in the Workplace? Take a Quiz and Find Out!

    I'll sue you for denying me a job because I'm a woman! I'll sue you because you fired me because I'm over 40 years of age! These statements are so true today and employers and HR departments must be aware of workplace discrimination...
    By Jean Scheid November 22, 2011 

  • Quiz Your Knowledge of FMLA Regulations

    Are you up to date on your understanding of the provisions associated with FMLA? Regulations carefully outline acceptable and unacceptable business practices. Even so, there is ample room for misinterpretation. Take the quiz and fill knowledge gaps...
    By Sylvia Cochran October 20, 2011 

  • Are You Up to Date on Current Workplace Safety Regulations? Test Yourself!

    Companies and employers who fail to keep the workplace safe can and will find themselves swimming in fines from OSHA or other federal or state agencies. How well do you understand workplace safety? Take our quiz and find out!
    By Jean Scheid October 18, 2011 

  • A Quick Quiz to Test Your Knowledge of Labor Laws

    Afraid of employee lawsuits or fear an employee may get the upper hand by claiming you, as the employer, aren’t following employee labor laws? These situations happen all the time so fear no more and take our short quiz to test how well you...
    By Jean Scheid October 17, 2011 

  • Giving Employees Compensatory Time Off in Lieu of Overtime? Read This First!

    The Fair Labor Standards Act, also known as the Wages and Hours Bill is a Federal law that establishes minimum requirements for hours worked by employees, wages, premium overtime and payroll records. What the FLSA says about compensatory time has serious...
    By N Nayab October 17, 2011 

  • An HR Guide to FMLA

    The Family and Medical Leave Act is a crucial bit of legislation that spells out employee rights and employer obligations. At the same time, it regulates the situations in which an employer may be exempt from compliance. Do you know the ins and outs of...
    By Sylvia Cochran October 14, 2011 

  • Do You Have to Permit Employees to Vote or Serve on Juries?

    So your employee has been called to jury duty. Or, he or she wants to cause an upheaval in the political infrastructure by voting. Understanding your employee's rights and responsibilities related to these civic duties, as well as your obligations...
    By Matthew Craig October 8, 2011 

  • HR Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Sexual Harassment?

    Do you think you can recognize just about any instance of sexual harassment that walks down the corridor outside your office? Take this quiz and find out how many of the scenarios described constitute genuinely actionable incidents.
    By Linda Richter September 30, 2011 
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