Employment Law

  • What is Checked in a Background Check for Employment?

    Employers conduct background check of a job applicant for credit history, criminal record, previous employment details, driving record and social security number to ensure they are appointing persons of integrity.
    By Ksingh August 12, 2010 

  • Overview of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1986

    The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1986 brought state and local government workers under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards act that was originally signed into law in 1938. This law covers the payment of overtime and the minimum wage, as well as...
    By johnsinit August 11, 2010 

  • Explaining the Key Employee Provision of FMLA

    Are you a key employee at your company such as an executive? You may not want to take FMLA.
    By tesewell August 11, 2010 

  • How to Handle Unfair Overtime Pay: Who Gets Your Complaint?

    Learn about your right to overtime pay! Whom do you speak to when you need to file a complaint regarding any unfair overtime pay issue? The author explains how to complain about unfair overtime pay, including what to do and how to handle it.
    By  Daniel Brecht August 9, 2010 

  • FLSA Safe Harbor Policy

    Creating a FLSA Safe Harbor Policy can save your company a lot of trouble. It only takes one mistake with one employee and a company can lose the exempt status of an entire class of employee. Here you will read about what a FLSA Safe Harbor Policy should...
    By Bruce Tyson August 6, 2010 

  • Becoming Bonded for a Job

    Perhaps you are aiming for a position and have been asked whether you can become bonded. Alternatively, you may have started your own business and wish to become bonded in order to give new clients more confidence. Learn what is involved in becoming bonded...
    By Tricia Goss August 6, 2010 

  • Are Salesmen Due Overtime Pay?

    If you work in the sales industry or employ commissioned employees, are salesmen due overtime pay and if so, under what circumstances? This issue is extremely important of late, especially since so many disgruntled employees are filing lawsuits and...
    By Jean Scheid July 30, 2010 

  • Employment Rights & Sick Leave

    Have you taken sick leave, but not gotten paid for it? If so, it may be time to check out your employment rights. Sick leave is covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and many companies have policies concerning sick leave for their...
    By Ronda Bowen July 28, 2010 

  • Understanding Overtime Labor Laws

    Overtime labor laws make sure that workers are compensated if required to work longer than a standard work week. Although some local overtime labor laws may vary, below you will find an overview of how they generally work.
    By Bruce Tyson July 27, 2010 

  • FMLA Leave for Fathers

    A brief account of the child-care leave provisions that both biological and legal fathers are entitled to for childbirth, adoption and care of a sick child, as per the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
    By Sidharth Thakur July 26, 2010 
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