Category Archives: Employment

The Impact of the Gig Economy

A large portion of the U.S. economy relies on independent contractors or freelancers. The reliance on these is growing every day. By 2020, about 43% of the U.S. workforce will include freelancers. So, independent contractors are not going away anytime soon. They play a major role in today’s “gig economy.” The gig economy is a

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Risks in Employee Onboarding

Proper employee onboarding is essential to the success of your business. It helps new employees better understand the mission and culture of your company. A successful employee onboarding experience can boost employee morale, confidence, retention, and productivity, which can improve your bottom line. However, a disorganized and confusing employee onboarding experience can cause legal problems

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Contract-to-Hire Agreements

In today’s ever-changing job market, many companies are starting to embrace contract-to-hire or temporary-to-hire agreements. You can find contact-to-hire workers in many roles such as marketing, sales, public relations, information technology, accounting, and project management. Definition of a Contract-to-Hire Agreement A contract-to-hire agreement is a short-term work relationship that may vary from six months to

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New Workplace Retaliation Law

Filing a workplace retaliation claim just got a little easier in California. California state lawmakers have made changes to the law that favor employees rather than employers regarding acts of retaliation. A new California workplace retaliation law went into effect on January 1, 2018. S.B. 306 gives more authority and enforcement to the State Labor

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Sexual Harassment Policies

Recently, sexual harassment allegations have made headlines in the entertainment, political, and corporate worlds. Several high- profile individuals in these areas have found themselves entangled in harassment scandals. However, sexual harassment can happen at all levels and all sizes of companies. A recent Wall Street Journal poll cites that nearly half of working women have

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Employment Leave

Leave laws are put in place to govern how employers allow their employees to take time off from work. These laws govern both paid and unpaid leave. A well-versed employment law attorney can ensure that you are following all laws that are appropriate for your business, including applicable state and federal laws. Employment leave laws

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Independent Contractors vs. Employees

Independent contractors are growing in popularity in the workforce. More companies are relying on the knowledge and expertise of independent contractors for certain jobs in their firms. It is important to know the differences between an employee and independent contractor. You need to be sure that the individual is, in fact, an independent contractor. If

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Employment Laws to Remember

There are many federal and state laws that protect the American workforce. It is important for employers, whether a large corporation or a small business owner, to understand employment laws and how they impact the workplace. Employment laws can be complex, and you should seek the advice of a knowledgeable employment law attorney to help

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Employment Law and Your Company

Employment law is important to any workplace environment. Many times, employees and employers do not properly understand the statutes and policies of employment law. Companies need to stay abreast of employment laws that impact their business and employees. Employment law covers many areas, such as hiring, workplace safety, wage and benefits, overtime pay, medical leave,

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Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

If you have 50 employees or more working at your company, you should become familiar with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). FMLA is a federal statute that allows employees of certain companies up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave in a 12-month period without having to be concerned about losing their jobs. The

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