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When Does a Workplace Issue Require Legal Advice?

Fri December 1, 2017 Publications

Both businesses and employees ask us at times to take the lead in workplace intercommunications. Their thought is that if we just “send a letter,” are mentioned in or copied on a letter or email, or make an appearance at the workplace, the employment conflict will evaporate. That hopeful thought […]

Military Leave: What is the Employer’s Obligation?

Wed November 1, 2017 Publications

With Reserve members being deployed to respond to recent natural disasters, we have been fielding questions about uniformed service members’ employment rights. The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) protects civilian job rights for veterans and members of the active and reserve components of the military. […]

2017 Hurricane Season: Legal Implications for Employers

Sun October 1, 2017 Publications

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced that the 2017 hurricane season will be even worse than predicted. An employer’s navigation of hurricane fallout can have a lasting impact on its business operations, reputation, and employees. In preparation, the following legal implications should be considered. Wages. Wage and hour […]

Why Size Matters In Employment Law

Fri September 1, 2017 Publications

Most employment laws apply only to employers with at least a minimum number of employees. For instance, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) applies to employers with at least 50 employees. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) applies to employers with at least 20 employees. The Americans with […]