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How To Avoid The Top 10 FLMA Mistakes Employers Make

Navigating the maze of legal requirements applicable to employee leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can be a daunting task for employers.  To make matters worse, the law is full of traps that can easily ambush employers that let their guard down.  So to help employers avoid costly missteps, we decided to look […]

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Comprehensive Technology Policy: A Workplace Must-Have!

Considering how common smartphones have become in our daily lives, it’s likely that most, if not all, of your employees bring a smartphone to work.  As helpful as our handheld devices are (since we use them for everything), they can be distracting, and at times, can lead to bad publicity or security risks for a […]

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Mind the Gap! 5 Tips To Bridge The Generation Gap In The Workplace

Some of the biggest challenges business owners face is managing different personalities in the workplace.  It can be difficult to get any two strangers to effectively work with one another.  It can be even more challenging when one of those individuals is a baby boomer and the other is a millennial.   Since many baby boomers […]

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Risky Business! Rescinding a Job Offer

It is common for circumstances to arise requiring an employer to rescind a job offer.  Even after seeking out the most qualified candidate for a position and making an offer, there are a variety of reasons the offer might need to be retracted.  For example, the corporate health of the company is poor and the […]

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Cross-Training Employees: Your Best Defense

Running a business is predictably unpredictable regardless of the industry. The temporary absence of an employee from work due to vacation leave, sickness, family emergency or leave can result in loss of revenue, decreased productivity, and strained customer relations. The leave provided by, for example, New York’s newly enacted Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (“PFLBL”) […]

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Company Culture: Your Strongest Asset or Biggest Liability?

No longer can company culture be thought of as a trendy catchphrase or as a workplace with nap pods, Nerf guns, and employees riding Segways up and down the hallways. This soft concept has hard results in terms of employee retention, productivity, a company’s reputation, and overall success. Whether by default or design, culture exists […]

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Out of Sight Shouldn’t Mean Out of Mind: How to Effectively Manage Remote Employees

With the abundance of technology that is available to employers, it has become easier and more common for companies to employ people outside of the office.  Employers must manage, motivate, and retain both on-site and remote employees.  A common misconception about managing remote employees is that it requires an entirely different skill set.  While managing […]

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Mixing Business With Pleasure: Dating Policies in the Workplace

In this day and age, every company should enact a workplace dating policy, or review or update its current policy.  In the absence of a dating policy or when there is an unclear policy, an office relationship can have harmful effects.  For instance, if the couple’s relationship acrimoniously ends, employers may face legal consequences including […]

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Can Businesses Require Employees To Get Flu Shots?

As the weather turns cooler and the leaves begin to change, our thoughts turn to pumpkin pie, hay rides, apple picking, and….flu season. Yes, it’s that time of year again. Time for the annual pilgrimage to your doctor or local pharmacy for a vaccination against the flu virus. But what if, not only do you […]

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Can an Invitation to Connect on LinkedIn Violate a Nonsolicitation Agreement?

To protect their hard-earned resources, many employers maintain nonsolicitation agreements with key employees. Generally, such agreements prohibit current and former employees from poaching the company’s clients and/or employees, particularly in the event an employee moves to a competitor. While such agreements may not be enforceable if they are overbroad or otherwise go beyond the applicable […]

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