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Ensure Compliance With Pay Equity Laws During Year-End Compensation Practices

During this time of year, it is common for employers to conduct employee performance reviews and make decisions about employee raises and year-end bonuses.  Many employers fail to consider the federal and state pay-equity laws, and the level of heightened scrutiny surrounding compensation decisions, when making these decisions about employee bonuses and raises.  This is […]

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The Importance of Documenting Verbal Discussions with Employees

Small businesses typically do not have a full time, in-house human resources manager or other advisors on staff to handle employee complaints, nor are they equipped to deal with investigating allegations.  However, regardless of the size of the organization, the standards of proof under the law are no less stringent when an employee files a […]

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How Employers Can Protect Against External and Internal Violence in the Workplace

Although violence in the workplace is never a topic employers want to discuss, employers are responsible for keeping their employees and customers safe.  Regardless of an employer’s size, location or type of industry, workplace violence is a realistic concern.  According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately 2 million American workers are victims […]

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Working On the Phone and Off the Clock: Everything Employers Need to Know

Does responding to a work email while shopping at the grocery store still count as work?  Almost always the answer is “yes.”  And those minutes will add up and cost employers thousands of dollars in legal fees for failing to pay non-exempt employees for that off-the-clock time. Although technology has made it easier than ever […]

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Your Website and ADA Compliance

When creating a commercial website, a company has a number of concerns and priorities, such as functionality, design, and search engine optimization. One consideration that is often overlooked, however, is whether the site will be accessible to individuals with disabilities. In view of a recent federal court decision, businesses may want to start focusing more […]

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Do Your Commissioned Salespersons Have Written Agreements?

The majority of employees in the United States do not have written employment agreements. Because employment agreements are not the norm, they often do not occur to employers as a possibility when hiring a new employee, let alone a requirement. With most employees, the lack of a written agreement is not an issue, except for […]

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