‘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...

How do we handle employees working unauthorized overtime?

By: | 12.04.18 | Common HR Questions
Managers often ask whether employers must pay nonexempt employees for overtime worked without permission, especially when employees have been told that unauthorized overtime is prohibited. For example, what should the employer do about the employee who works through wh...

Are my employees exempt or non-exempt?

By: | 11.21.18 | Common HR Questions
Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour law employers must classify all employees as either exempt or nonexempt. This classification determines how the employee should be paid to ensure legal compliance. As the name implies, exempt emp...

The hiring conundrum: quality versus the clock

By: | 11.09.18 | Recruiting
The conundrum facing all hiring managers is the pull to find quality talent and the push of the clock to find them with expediency. Quality hires, as we’ve seen in this blog series, take work. Quality hires demand: Realistic expectations Efficient prescreening Co...

Can I ban political discussions in the workplace?

By: | 10.31.18 | Common HR Questions
With contentious midterm elections quickly approaching – and the results of those elections likely to dominate the news for weeks – political discussions are taking place at family gatherings, on social media and even at work.  In the office or on the ...

New Jersey (finally) releases paid sick leave law notice

By: | 10.22.18 | HR Alerts
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has released on its website the required notice that must be posted and distributed to all New Jersey employees under the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law. You can find the notice on the NJDOL’s we...