Labor Law

  • Federal Wage Garnishment Law: What Employers Need to Know

    As a bonafide employer, do you fully comprehend the federal wage garnishment law, which governs all court orders requiring employers to deduct a specific amount from an employee's wages for purposes of satisfying a debt? Enhance your knowledge...
    By ciel s cantoria May 19, 2011 

  • Dealing with Accusations of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

    Sexual harassment in the workplace is not something to take lightly. Employers must institute policies and procedures and it’s no longer a choice to implement this policy. Jean Scheid, an HR expert, explains how to implement a policy to keep your...
    By Jean Scheid May 18, 2011 

  • Avoiding Discrimination in Employment Background Checks

    The heightened concerns about security have made employee background checks commonplace. But will rejection of candidates based on adverse background check reports cause candidates to sue for discrimination? Read on to understand potential forms of...
    By N Nayab May 18, 2011 


  • How Much Maternity Leave is Required?

    Federal laws do not require employees to offer paid maternity leaves. The shortest maternity leave required depends on the federal PDA and FMLA acts, some state laws, and individual company policies. Read on to find out more.
    By N Nayab May 18, 2011 

  • COBRA Insurance & Involuntary Termination--What Can it Really Do?

    Many are seeking information about COBRA insurance and involuntary termination provisions, hoping to find affordable health insurance coverage. This article clarifies what COBRA is and also directs you to a new law that implements changes in the insurance...
    By ciel s cantoria May 18, 2011 

  • How Does an At-Will Employment Clause Protect You?

    As a new business owner, one thing you should definitely include in your handbook is an “at-will” employment clause. How does the at-will clause work and can it keep you safe? Jean Scheid, an HR expert and business owner, discusses the...
    By Jean Scheid May 18, 2011 


  • The Negative Effects of Firing Employees on Worker's Comp Leave

    Can you fire an employee who is on workman’s comp? What are the pitfalls of firing employees while on workers comp leave? You may be surprised at some of the rules and HR expert and business owner Jean Scheid reveals the ins and outs of...
    By Jean Scheid May 18, 2011 

  • The Legalities of Using Credit Checks Before Making a Job Offer

    Many small business owners may wonder, is it legal to run credit checks prior to hiring an employee? Credit checks and job offers go hand in hand these days, but are you allowed to run an applicant’s credit report before you make that job offer?...
    By Jean Scheid March 20, 2011 

  • Understanding ADA Reasonable Accommodation Requirements: A Summary for Business Owners

    Understanding how ADA requirements apply to employment situations can be difficult for business owners. To help clarify the law, this article summarizes the Americans with Disabilities Act and identifies employer requirements and recommendations for reasonable...
    By N. Plowman March 18, 2011 

  • Sample Forms for Disciplinary Action

    There are times in every business owner’s world when they will have to issue an employee warning or discipline notice. Should you use a generic form for disciplinary actions, create your own, or have a professional HR firm create one for you?...
    By Jean Scheid March 15, 2011 
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