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Are You Prepared to Handle a Sexual Harassment Claim?

Recently, famous Hollywood actresses and actors have been speaking out as victims alleging serious sexual harassment claims against notable stars such as Charlie Sheen, Kevin Spacey, and, of course, executive film producer, Harvey Weinstein. These celebrity claims have encouraged women and men outside of Hollywood to speak up, as well. The “#metoo” campaign has impacted […]

Are Job Descriptions Really Necessary for My Business?

The answer is a resounding, “YES!” No matter how big or how small your business is, written job descriptions are an essential piece to any organization, both in a practical and legal sense. But not just any job descriptions. Be warned that inaccurate or outdated job descriptions are no more beneficial than no job descriptions at […]

How to Conduct a Workplace Investigation

In 2016 there were 91,503 total charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) costing employers more than $482,100,000. Yes, that is 482 MILLION dollars!!! Even if your recruiting and hiring process is perfect, all your policies are in place, and you carefully train all employees, you can’t guarantee that you will never have […]

Cyber Exposure on the Move for Manufacturers

Cyber exposure has recently been an issue for consumer-facing businesses like retailers, financial service providers and hospitals. In the past, this risk has been indemnified by cyber insurance as these businesses pushed for more digital integration from within. But, as different types of businesses become increasingly digital, the need for cyber protection has amplified, as […]

Can You Discipline an Employee for Violating a Safety Rule?

The OSH Act does a lot of things including setting forth safety standards for employers covered by the Act. It allows employees to make complaints about unsafe working conditions to OSHA, the federal agency responsible for enforcement of the OSH Act. For that reason, it prohibits employers from disciplining or discharging employees in retaliation for […]

Improper Lane Change

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number of collisions due to improper lane changes and merges hovers around a quarter million per year – consistently. Many drivers fail to check their blind area, are rushing, and failed to signal their move with sufficient warning to the drivers around them. All drivers […]

The ADA and Drive-By Lawsuits

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) exists to ensure that Americans are not taken advantage of or unjustly discriminated against based on disability. This Act protects these individuals every day, but recently attorneys have utilized Title III of the ADA to go on the offensive. Major metropolitan areas have become laden with lawsuits against restaurants, […]

Terminations…Make Sure You Do It Right

Terminating an employee is one of the most unpleasant tasks a manager or supervisor will face during their career. In addition to the emotional strain, there are always legal risks which mean careful preparation and deliberation must be made before any termination occurs. Since terminations are inevitable, we will take a look at a few […]

OSHA’s Final Rule Issued to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

OSHA’s Final Rule Issued to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses You may want to review OSHA’s final rule § 1904.35 to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses with your clients. OSHA intends for this rule to improve workplace safety and the reporting of accidents and injuries. The provisions become effective August 10th, […]

DOL Issues Final FSLA Overtime Rule

On May 18, 2016, President Obama and Secretary Perez announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s final rule updating the overtime regulations, which will automatically extend overtime pay protections to over 4 million workers within the first year of implementation. The final rule increases the salary an employee must be paid in order to […]