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 ...

Employment law 2018 and beyond: It’s hard to play the game when no one knows the rules

By: | 12.19.18 | HR Compliance
The following is a summary of Michael Trachtman’s 2018 HR & Employment Law Conference presentation. Mike will also be returning as the keynote speaker at MEA’s 2019 HR & Employment Law Conference on May 2. Every business needs to know, and truly app...

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...

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...