Labor Law

Learn everything you need to know as a human resource manager on labor law, including handling harassment cases, discrimination charges, unemployment benefits, compensation claims and more. Understand your rights as a business and the proper way to go about disciplining or firing employees.                       

100% Free Sample of Employee Final Warning Notice

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 seriousness of the issue to the employee.

Maternity Leave Law: Rules Every Employer Must Know

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 resources manager know about maternity leave?

Comply with the Law on Fire Alarms in the Workplace

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). How do you successfully mesh all of their requirements in your business?

How to Avoid Sick Leave Discrimination Charges

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 a positive workplace climate.

Step-by-Step Guide on How to File DOL Labor Reports

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 wages, what excess wages are, and when reports are due.

Using Credit Checks Before Job Offers: Legal or Not?

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? Jean Scheid tells you what you can and can’t do.

Business Ethics and Drug Testing

Drug testing in the workplace is a controversial issue; some of your staff may not even agree to it.Yet statistical reports reveal an increasing number of employed drug abusers, while employers have to keep business ethics and drug testing pulled together to avoid getting into legal entanglements.