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While it might be tempting for an employer to type a potential candidate’s name in Google’s search box to learn more about their background, there are potential problems to this screening practice.  more...

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Costumes aren't what they used to be. Here's how to keep your office out of a cauldron of legal hot water this All Hallow's Eve. more...

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Everyone wants to know their employer's vacation policies and rules for paid time off (PTO). Both are forms of compensation, so when you change them, employees will notice. Unfortunately, so will the law if you're not doing it right. Here are some tips to get started.

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Even though the original Equal Pay Act was signed into law in 1963, female employees in corporate America still don’t make the same wages as their male counterparts. What follows is an introductory view into this hot-button issue. more...

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Halloween isn’t just for kids anymore. More and more adults are dressing up for Halloween—often at work. It can be fun or, in some cases, fraught with horror, resulting in circumstances that are not quite what you’d expect. more...

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As an employer, it is crucial that you understand the distinctions between an independent contractor and an employee so that you can be sure you are abiding by federal and state tax laws. more...

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Sexual harassment is a possibility in any workplace. Here’s a look at some of the biggest sexual harassment cases in recent memory and what lessons you can learn from them. more...

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A staggering 42% of U.S. workers report being victims of workplace verbal abuse. This means many of us face a workday spent scrambling to please and prevent outbursts from the big boss. The question is: what can you do about it? more...

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Would it surprise you to find out that there are no U.S. laws requiring employers to offer vacation time whether paid or unpaid to its workers? In fact, the U.S. is one of the few industrialized nations where the government does not regulate benefits in the private work sector. But, what do you need to know about your rights and responsibilities as an employer. Read more.... more...

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Company-sponsored retreats can be extremely beneficial to a company. They can boost morale, sustain a bond between the employer and employees, and help employees develop a closeness amongst one another. However, what if an employee is injured during one of these fun-filled getaways? Read more to find out when an employer is liable at a company sponsored retreat. more...

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