Labor Law

  • How to Warn Employees to Mend Ways or Else...

    An employee final warning notice is a formal letter served on the employee as culmination of disciplinary proceedings, to document the issue and serve as a legal record of the misconduct and warning given. Such a letter conveys in no uncertain terms the...
    By N Nayab August 20, 2011 

  • 5 Keys to an Effective Verbal Warning Process in the Workplace

    Progressive disciplinary procedures should be part and parcel of every company-issued handbook. The employee verbal warning is frequently the first step in this process. Unfortunately, plenty of supervisors or managers are unskilled and unprepared to...
    By Sylvia Cochran August 12, 2011 

  • A Human Resources Guide to Maternity Leave

    The federal government defines maternity leave law under the umbrella of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. It empowers parents to request leave for the care of an infant, without having to fear loss of employment. What else should every human...
    By Sylvia Cochran August 6, 2011 


  • What Does the Law Say About Fire Alarms at Work?

    The law on fire alarms in the workplace is a compilation of the code and standards of OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration), NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) and the ADA (American with Disabilities Act)...
    By Sylvia Cochran July 10, 2011 

  • Avoid Discrimination - Best Practices in Sick Leave Processing

    Sick leave should be used by employees during periods of temporary sickness to stay home and address their health needs. Approval of such leave falls within the realm of managerial discretion, and managers need to avoid sick leave discrimination to ensure...
    By N Nayab July 7, 2011 

  • FMLA and Flexible Work Hours

    FMLA and flexible work hours are designed to promote a healthy work and life balance for employees, particularly in the private sector. Know the provisions under FMLA and make their best use in the times of need.
    By Vikas Vij June 29, 2011 


  • How Long Can People Work Without a Break?

    Wish to achieve high productivity and superior job satisfaction within your organization? Reasonably evaluate the amount of time people can work without a break, and make an adequate provision for breaks to ensure employee welfare.
    By Vikas Vij June 29, 2011 

  • How Unemployment Rate Affects Job Security

    One of the challenges faced by the modern business organization is to survive in the wake of a slow economy and rising unemployment. A high unemployment rate affects job security, which is a double-edged sword for the organization.
    By Vikas Vij June 29, 2011 

  • Employer Guide to Federal Rules for COBRA Insurance

    The federal rules for COBRA insurance feature a strict time line that the employer or health plan administrator must observe. The employee, too, has a couple of benchmark dates to mark on the calendar. The recent stimulus package added new burdens. Do...
    By Sylvia Cochran June 29, 2011 

  • Can You Ban Workers from Smoking?

    The awareness of the ill effects of tobacco smoke, and the fact that even non-smokers cannot escape the dire consequences when they inhale other’s smoke has led to many smoking in the workplace laws, and company policies that impose major restrictions...
    By N Nayab June 28, 2011 
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