Leading Your Company Through Layoffs

It’s never easy to be a leader, but it’s certainly simpler to be a leader in good times than in bad. When profits are down and your company’s back is against the wall, you may have to confront an ugly truth: it’s time to let some of your team members go as part of a layoff. The key is to be as transparent as possible and to ensure that your

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Permissible Actions by Employers Regarding Unions

The do’s and don’ts of dealing with unions While unionization is declining in the United States—union membership has dropped by more than 10% since the early 1980’s—it’s still a threat to some businesses. Any non-supervisory employee can unionize, with the exception of some agricultural industry or domestic services workers. If a union has targeted your business and employees are interested in forming a union, all is not lost. The key

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Why Do Age Discrimination Laws Only Protect Those Over Age 40?

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) is one of several federal labor laws that prohibit discrimination in the workplace. The ADEA, as its name implies, prohibits employers from firing, refusing to hire, or otherwise discriminating against employees because of their age. But the ADEA doesn’t protect everyone from discrimination based on age—only employees who are 40 years old or older. Fortunately for younger folks, some states do offer broader

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Is Your Company Breaking These 4 Labor Laws?

Business owners must comply with a variety of federal labor laws. Though many small business owners think that these laws only apply to large corporations, many federal labor laws apply the moment that a business hires its first employee. Companies that violate labor laws may face fines, lawsuits, or even criminal prosecution.   Read on for an overview of four federal labor laws that every business should know and follow.

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What California Employers Need to Know About Overtime for Employees

California labor laws are designed to protect employees from having to work too many hours without fair compensation for their time. These laws apply at the daily and weekly level.   Here is a summary of what California law requires when it comes to overtime pay.   Daily and Weekly Overtime in California Nonexempt employees in California who work more than 8 hours in a day are entitled to 1.5

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How the Fair Labor Standards Act—and Its Posting Requirements—Affect Your Business

What Is the Fair Labor Standards Act? The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938 is a federal law that governs important wage and hour standards for U.S. employees. It sets the minimum wage, establishes rules for overtime eligibility, regulates child labor, and determines employer recordkeeping requirements. The law applies to full-time and part-time employees working for private employers as well as federal, state, and local governments. The law also

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Labor Laws and Mandatory Workplace Postings in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS), Department of Job and Family Services (DJFS), and other agencies require Ohio employers to comply with various federal and state labor laws. Under these laws, all Ohio employers must conspicuously post several notices. To remain in compliance, Ohio employers of certain sizes or in particular industries may be subject to additional posting requirements.   For a better understanding of Ohio’s posting requirements, let’s

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Texas Labor Laws and Mandatory Workplace Posters

Employers in Texas are governed by federal labor laws and state labor laws enforced by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and various other agencies. According to the TWC’s official website, “all Texas employers must display posters containing information on the Workers’ Compensation Program, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act.” In addition,

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Your Poster Compliance Industry Insights Recap for Q1 2019

The world of labor law moves fast. Since many of these updates have mandatory requirements for almost every business across the U. S., everyone else has to move fast, too.   To help you stay on top of things, here are our most useful resources and insights from the first three months of 2019.   We think about labor law compliance so that you don’t have to. You can sign

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