Labor Law

  • Easy Tips for Filing State Department of Labor Wage Forms

    Every state’s Department of Labor requires quarterly wage reporting, and some new business owners may be confused on how this is done. Here, you’ll find tips on how to apply for an employer number and be compliant in your state on reporting...
    By Jean Scheid June 22, 2011 

  • Employer’s Liability for Acts of Hostility and Discrimination in the Workplace

    If a co-worker is guilty of making an employee’s working condition unbearable, as the latter is subjected to acts of prohibited harassment --- can the aggrieved employee file a complaint against the employer? The answer to this is “Yes...
    By ciel s cantoria June 21, 2011 

  • Effects of Seasonal Unemployment

    If you employ people based on the time of year when you need more bodies, you’ll probably experience the effects of seasonal unemployment. Each state has different rules for unemployment benefits for seasonal workers. Here, you’ll find out...
    By Jean Scheid June 2, 2011 


  • Federal Policy About Donating Vacation Time

    As an employer, HR manager, or business owner, you can implement a policy for donating vacation time that will create new solutions for your employees—without costing you any additional money. Here’s an article about how to do it and why you’ll...
    By Linda Richter June 1, 2011 

  • Explaining Supplemental Unemployment Benefits to Employees

    Explaining supplemental unemployment benefits to employees largely includes providing information about its funding and the tax liabilities of the laid-off worker as the recipient. It is also different from Extended Unemployment Benefits which was formerly...
    By ciel s cantoria May 31, 2011 

  • Employment of H-2A Workers: The Basics

    The enactment of the Immigration & Nationality Act became controversial because it stipulates certain requirements for US employers in their employment of H-2A workers. The controversy is that the INA admission of H-2A workers has overturned faulty...
    By ciel s cantoria May 27, 2011 


  • Job Interviews and Legal Implications: Tips for Interviewers

    There are grave legal implications of job interviews. The interview leads to your decision to pass over one person in favor of another: In today’s litigious society, you risk resentful retribution from the person who feels you’ve judged...
    By Linda Richter May 25, 2011 

  • Would Your Business Pass a Personnel Files Audit?

    Is your company in compliance with federal regulations for personnel files? Do you know which documents to keep on file and which are safe to toss? Several federal rules specify the types of paperwork to keep in employee files.
    By Sylvia Cochran May 25, 2011 

  • Do H-2A Temporary Workers Pay Taxes?

    Many agricultural employers ask about recent federal reforms implemented for the employment of H-2A workers, while some others ask, "Do H-2A temporary workers pay taxes?" This article provides answers to the latter question, as it presents...
    By ciel s cantoria May 25, 2011 

  • At-Will Employment: What Are Employees' Rights in Your State?

    Is your company—or one of its operative entities—located in an employment-at-will state? It behooves you to know employee rights of at-will employment. In 44 states, employees are afforded at least minimal protection against at-will employment...
    By Linda Richter May 24, 2011 
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