Don’t let this happen to you – Lessons from the Estée Lauder parental leave settlement

By: | 01.16.19 | HR Compliance
In the competition for talent, companies continue to offer increased benefits to employees.  Among the most popular of these benefits is parental leave.  In light of a recent position taken by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), however, emplo...

Reduce the impact of flu season: 7 workplace tips

By: | 01.07.19 | HR Compliance
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), seasonal flu causes employees in the United States to miss approximately 17 million workdays per year, at an estimated $7 billion a year in sick days and lost productivity. The CDC further advises that we are in the m...

Time to review your inclement weather policy

By: | 12.19.18 | HR Compliance
December 21st is the first day of winter – a great time for employers to be thinking about their inclement weather policies.  Any good policy will address, at a minimum, employee safety, a communications plan and compensation. Safety While employers have an ...

Spread a little (legally compliant) holiday cheer

By: | 12.13.18 | HR Compliance
It’s again that time of year to spread a little holiday cheer … and think about the potential legal consequences of doing so.  Thinking about special ways to celebrate the season and thank your employees for their hard work?  Here are some tips t...

‘Tis the season . . . 9 tips for a liability-free holiday party

By: | 12.10.18 | HR Compliance
Is your office holiday party quickly approaching? While the annual festivities can be the source of good cheer and teambuilding, they also can lead to legal liability. Here are some suggestions to make sure that the holiday season stays merry and bright on the employme...

Combating workplace harassment in #MeToo era

By: | 10.16.18 | HR Compliance
With the #MeToo movement featured so prominently in the news, most recently in the process to confirm a Supreme Court justice, it should come as no surprise that workplace harassment claims are increasing. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently ann...