Offering a seasonal internship is appealing to many companies. It’s a great way to gain new insight into your business, as well as get low-cost or even free work. But there is much more to an internship than free labor, and treating your interns that way could have some serious legal ramifications.
When hearing about gender discrimination, most people think about females, but it can happen to either sex. While women seem to get more press (think Wal-Mart), are there really some men out there fighting to keep their jobs despite their gender?
I’ll sue you for denying me a job because I’m a woman! I’ll sue you because you fired me because I’m over 40 years of age! These statements are so true today and employers and HR departments must be aware of workplace discrimination laws. How well do you know the laws? Test yourself here!
Are you up to date on your understanding of the provisions associated with FMLA? Regulations carefully outline acceptable and unacceptable business practices. Even so, there is ample room for misinterpretation. Take the quiz and fill knowledge gaps quickly.
Companies and employers who fail to keep the workplace safe can and will find themselves swimming in fines from OSHA or other federal or state agencies. How well do you understand workplace safety? Take our quiz and find out!
The Fair Labor Standards Act, also known as the Wages and Hours Bill is a Federal law that establishes minimum requirements for hours worked by employees, wages, premium overtime and payroll records. What the FLSA says about compensatory time has serious implications for businesses.
The Family and Medical Leave Act is a crucial bit of legislation that spells out employee rights and employer obligations. At the same time, it regulates the situations in which an employer may be exempt from compliance. Do you know the ins and outs of FMLA?
So your employee has been called to jury duty. Or, he or she wants to cause an upheaval in the political infrastructure by voting. Understanding your employee’s rights and responsibilities related to these civic duties, as well as your obligations and rights related to these processes, is vital.
Do you think you can recognize just about any instance of sexual harassment that walks down the corridor outside your office? Take this quiz and find out how many of the scenarios described constitute genuinely actionable incidents.
Depending on the circumstances of termination, some employees are eligible for unemployment insurance. If you’re an employer or HR professional you need to be well versed in all the ins and outs of unemployment insurance including how to fight unemployment appeals.