Labor Law

  • Explaining COBRA Extensions

    In explaining COBRA extensions, our goal is to establish the fact that premium reduction assistance extended under the Recovery Act was only temporary. We aim to straighten out misconceptions that COBRA's continuance of group insurance is federally...
    By ciel s cantoria May 24, 2011 

  • Steps for Reporting Unemployment Fraud

    When considering the steps for reporting unemployment fraud, it may depend on the state where you do business. Jean Scheid, a business owner and HR expert, offers tips on reporting unemployment fraud.
    By Jean Scheid May 23, 2011 

  • Can I Fire an Employee Accused of a Crime?

    As a business owner for many years, I have received those employee phone calls—I’ve been arrested or can you bail me out of jail? If this happens to you, most likely you’re wondering can I fire an employee accused of a crime?...
    By Jean Scheid May 20, 2011 


  • Firing an Employee: Understanding Federal Employment Laws

    Although the basis of employment in the United States is “at-will,” federal and state legislation place restrictions on the employer's ability to terminate without reason. So, what are the laws on firing an employee?
    By N Nayab May 20, 2011 

  • Payroll Deductions From Severance Pay: What the Law Allows

    Severance pay is payment an employee receives when they leave employment of a company, owing to layoffs, job elimination, mutual agreement to part ways, or other reasons. Read on to find out the laws regarding payroll deductions from severance pay.
    By N Nayab May 20, 2011 

  • Can Employees Sue You If They're Victimized on the Job?

    If one of your employees punches another employee in the face, are you responsible? What if when walking to their parked car in a dark parking lot a female employee is assaulted by a co-worker? These acts of violence happen all the time--but as...
    By Jean Scheid May 19, 2011 


  • Can You Fire An Employee For Suspected Drug Use?

    Handling employees under the influence of drugs or alcohol can be tricky at times depending on the situation and how well your company mandates consistent policies. Here we'll answer the question can I fire an employee for suspected drug use?
    By Mark Dziak May 19, 2011 

  • Dealing with Structural Unemployment: Tips for HR Managers

    When it comes to staffing these days, the HR manager must deal with finding the right people with matching skill sets. Structural unemployment, however, has changed the recruiting rules. HR expert Jean Scheid discusses the ins and outs of dealing with...
    By Jean Scheid May 19, 2011 

  • What Does the Health Care Reform Act Mean for Your Business?

    Many of the provisions for health care reform target small business. Do you fit the criteria for small? And, what exactly are the benefits?
    By Marjory Pilley May 19, 2011 

  • Understanding the Legalities of Pre-Employment Screening

    When it’s time to recruit a new employee, do you understand how pre-employment screening laws work? What’s legal to ask and must candidates submit to drug tests or background investigations? Find the answer to these questions here...
    By Jean Scheid May 19, 2011 
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