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November 2016 Archives

What does the new overtime law mean for you?

New laws can mean new changes. You may need make changes to your business with the new overtime law taking effect in early December. As an employer, it is your job to ensure fair labor conditions and pay. With new rules concerning overtime, you will make to make sure that you are prepared for any changes and address legal concerns before they arise.

4 Steps to Take if an Employee Claims They Were Sexually Harassed

Let's say that you have a zero-tolerance harassment code of conduct in place at your business. You have defined what the behavior is and educated the employees. It goes well beyond the obvious inappropriate behavior (touching, unwanted romantic overtures, sharing NSFW photos, graphic commentary on an individual's appearance) to include just plain verbal harassment, quid pro quo sexual propositions for promotions, or behavior that creates a hostile work environment. You have made a point of educating the staff (both male and female members), but unfortunately these rules allegedly went out the window.