Category: Employment

How Employers Should Handle Time-Wasting Activities

As spring weather arrives, employers may start to notice an increase in time-wasting activities by their employees. It is difficult to be stuck inside when the weather is nice. As a result, employees often turn to online activities, socializing with co-workers and other similar activities to distract them from the monotony of their job. So, [..]

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3 Reasons Employers Should Embrace Social Media

Is your company keeping up with its workforce? You might be surprised to learn that millennials have surpassed Gen. X as the largest group on the U.S. labor force. As they continue to change and mold the workforce, businesses must find ways to relate and keep up. Social media has played one of the most [..]

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Signs you need an Employment Attorney – Part 2

Hopefully you read our prior blog discussing issues employers’ face that typically warrant involving your legal counsel. Below are a few other matters that employers face and require the advice and guidance of an employment attorney: Litigation If you are served with a lawsuit filed by one of your current or former employees, you should [..]

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Signs you need an Employment Attorney – Part 1

Many employers strive to handle their employment matters without involving legal counsel. However, when tricky issues arise, it is wise to work with an employment attorney who is knowledgeable on the changing laws that may apply to your situation. Litigation with a former employee is not only expensive, but it can also result in large [..]

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Interview Questions Employers Should Avoid

Employers use the interview process with the hope that they will find the perfect candidate to fill an open position. However, the reality is that a candidate that looks perfect on paper may not be the right fit. One of the most important things you can discover during the interview process is what the employee [..]

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Contents of an Effective Employee Handbook

Most business owners know that having an employee handbook is important, but they don’t know where to start when it comes to drafting one. Having an employment attorney assist you with drafting your handbook is important. The handbook is one of the primary ways an employer communicates with its employees all of the policies and [..]

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The Importance of Written Sales Commission Agreements

If your company pays commissions to employees for providing services, the law requires you to have written contracts setting forth how the commission amounts will be computed and paid. Additionally, your employee must be provided an executed copy of the contract. The employer must maintain a signed copy of the employee acknowledging receipt of the [..]

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Confronting Your Difficult Employees

When you have a difficult employee, it can be challenging to find the right approach for dealing with him or her. Many employers make the mistake of taking the path of least resistance and ignore the problem and hope things will work themselves out. While confrontation is difficult, failing to deal with the issues can [..]

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Employers, Follow Your Own Procedures!

Most employers are aware that it is important to have policies and procedures in place, but the problem is, they forget to follow them, which can lead to severe, negative consequences. You should never assume that your leadership team has read their handbook and are aware of their responsibilities when dealing with employees. In fact, [..]

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