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Livestreaming Pokemon At Work

Thu September 1, 2016 Publications

With the rapid changes in social media and the addition of livestreaming video, it seems impossible to keep workplace policies up to date. But, that doesn’t mean you should not try. Consider Facebook Live which launched in April 2016 with an aggressive push to get regular users to watch and […]

A Double-Dip Of Paid Parental Leave, Anyone?

Sun May 1, 2016 Publications

On April 5, San Francisco became the first U.S. city to guarantee new parents time off that is fully paid to provide care for their new child. While the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) has long required that employers with 50 or more employees provide 12 weeks of […]

Employee Handbook Revision: Employment Discrimination

Fri April 1, 2016 Publications

This year is expected to bring expanded employer liability for employment discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s higher focus on LGBT rights, pregnancy discrimination, and hiring practices. LGBT Discrimination For the first time, the EEOC has filed suit against two private employers on behalf of employees alleging sexual orientation […]

Employee Handbook Revisions for 2016: Wage and Hour Policies

Tue March 1, 2016 Publications

Employment class action litigation is at an all time high and the stakes keep getting higher. The top 10 employment class action settlements totaled nearly $2.5 billion last year. Plus, 2016 promises expanded employer liability for claims of unpaid wages, discrimination, and anti-union policies. It is time to think about […]

What Is Your Mileage Reimbursement Rate Policy?

Mon February 1, 2016 Publications

Just when you had the standard mileage rates memorized, the IRS has announced new rates for 2016. As a reminder, businesses with personnel policies related to mileage reimbursement, should update their policies immediately to reflect this change. An easy way to avoid annual policy updates is to add a provision […]