Labor Law

  • The Fair Labor Standards Act: The Ins and Outs of Federal Minimum Wage Laws

    To ensure employees are compensated appropriately, the federal government has outlined federal minimum wage laws and overtime regulations in the Fair Labor Standards Act. This article summarizes FLSA requirements, exemptions and exceptions, and provides...
    By N. Plowman March 13, 2011 

  • When Is It Illegal to Take Pictures of Employees Working? When Is It Okay?

    Companies routinely wish to include photos of workers in their brochures, but is it illegal to take pictures of employees working? There are in fact limitations to the photos an employer may take of staff.
    By Sylvia Cochran February 17, 2011 

  • Business Ethics and Drug Testing in the Workplace

    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...
    By ciel s cantoria February 13, 2011 

  • Employment-At-Will States: How Does Each Differ?

    Running a business or a human resource department? Read this article's in-depth explanation on how employment-at-will states ensure fair labor practices in their areas. The at-will doctrine connotes lack of employee protection & workers assert...
    By ciel s cantoria February 12, 2011 

  • History of Employment Laws

    The history of employment laws in the United States provides an interesting insight into how the labor legislations have evolved over centuries to create a more just economic system in the country.
    By Vikas Vij February 4, 2011 

  • Pros and Cons of the Employment-At-Will Doctrine

    Most states follow the “at-will” doctrine, meaning an employer or employee can terminate the relationship without cause or reason. While the at-will statute used to be uniform, there have been changes--so here we’ll look at employment...
    By Jean Scheid January 24, 2011 

  • Free Non-Compete Agreement Template for Employers

    You want good employees to stay with your company and if they do leave, you don’t want them working for your competitor. One of the ways to prevent this is using our free non-compete agreement template, however, there are some issues you should...
    By Jean Scheid January 19, 2011 

  • 10 Common Employer Mistakes That Lead to Employee Lawsuits

    Lawsuits are a drag on any business, taking away time and resources best spent on core business operations. Employee lawsuits are even worse, for regardless of its merits, they tend to create a bad impression. Read on for common employer mistakes that...
    By N Nayab January 12, 2011 

  • Garnish Wage Laws: What Employers Need to Know

    Garnishment is a court order directing a third party to withhold money owed to a person to pay a creditor of that person. Wage garnish is when the court orders deducting part of an employee’s wages to pay off a creditor. Read on to find out what...
    By N Nayab January 4, 2011 

  • FMLA and Holiday Pay: What Does the Law Say?

    Would you like to avoid the pitfalls caused by poor FMLA and holiday pay administration? Are you unsure of how the recent revisions to the FMLA might impact your company? Read on to explore regulatory changes you may not have been aware of regarding...
    By Margi Williams December 31, 2010 
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