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Don’t Be Caught Off Guard by OSHA’s New Rules

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is pushing forward with new rules and enforcement initiatives at an unprecedented pace.

Do I Have to Pay My Employees for That?

Employers are often surprised to find out that under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employees must be compensated for all hours worked.

Can My Company Ban That? Social Media, Body Art, Smoking, and More

Business owners are often faced with many difficult workplace situations.

Anatomy of an Employment Lawsuit – How Could a Jury Do That?

Employment lawsuits are continuing to increase. Now more than ever you need to take preventive steps to reduce your chances of being sued. Here's how.

Keys to Complying with the U.S. Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

The landmark ruling that all 50 states must permit same-sex marriages has wide-ranging implications for employers. Here's what you need to know to ensure compliance with the ruling.

OK, I Get It, Data Security is Important for My Small Business … So What Do I Do?

Large-scale data breaches have become the new norm for businesses of all size. Here's what you can do to protect your data and avoid lawsuits.

Stay on Top of Compliance Issues

Most small and midsized businesses don’t have the luxury of a dedicated HR department. In many cases, HR responsibilities are delegated to one or two people who wear multiple hats within their company. If this situation sounds familiar, be aware that you may be leaving yourself open to compliance risks that you can’t afford to take. If your HR is DIY, develop a plan to address ever-changing compliance regulations.

Understanding the Benefits of Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI)

“I’ve been doing this for 20 years and I’ve never been sued. I do everything by the book. We’re a big happy family here.” That’s what many small business owners will say – and mean it. The reality is that it doesn’t matter, at least not as much as you may think. As a business owner, you don’t have to actually do anything wrong and still get sued. Someone just has to say you did!

What Your Supervisors Really Need to Know About HR Law

“I can fire him for a good reason, a bad reason, or no reason at all because he’s an at-will employee, right?” Wrong. “We’ve never granted leave to an employee under these circumstances, so I don’t have to do it here either, right?” Maybe not.

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