How many pages is your employee handbook? Count them…go on…then come back in an hour when you’re done. The one I’m looking at is 106 pages*…God Almighty! First of all, I understand the importance of covering our bases to the Nth degree in this crazy messed up litigious world (or country) that we live in. It’s a pain, but it is what it is.
Compliance and Legal
In this area you will find articles unique the legal and compliance challenges companies face today. Learn methods of prevention, risk management and safety for your business.
Recruiters can gain great credit for finding and securing top international talent – and rightly so. The whole world is a talent pool today, and the best people may be located down the street or on the other side of the world.
Once recruited, paperwork must be completed for each and every hire and this includes the I-9 form. The I-9 verifies the identity and the employment authorization of each employee and is part of the federal immigration regulatory process.
A Report on Temporary Help, On-Call, Direct-Hire Temporary, Leased, Contract Company, and Independent Contractor Employment in the United States
Besides not defining the term "employee", most statutes fail to spell out who the employer is. There is potential ambiguity on this issue when businesses use temporary agency, leased, or contract workers. Although the primary employer is generally the temporary help, leasing, or contract company, the client may be regarded as a “joint employer” under some laws.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently held a meeting with "a battery of experts" on disparate treatment in hiring. According to the EEOC, hiring discrimination continues to run rampant.
Time for a grain of salt here: According to the EEOC's press release, most of the experts were from the EEOC, or were individuals who had been denied jobs and claimed they were discriminated against.
Generally, an employer has the right to expect that certain guidelines involving dress and grooming be met in the workplace, and can set forth policies regarding these issues.
Plaintiff's lawyer Donna Ballman and The Evil HR Lady have had good posts recently on common employee misconceptions about employment law, including the "right" to see what is in one's personnel file and the "right" to take a break.*
*Depending on where the employee lives, he may have these rights, but in many states he does not. And the federal Fair Labor Standards Act does not require breaks.
What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
- Reference and Background Checking - Get better results Legally
- Capturing Wages for Off-The-Clock Work in California Retail Stores
- Term Limits for Contingent Workers: Urban Legend or Necessary Fix?
- Demystifying the Facebook Firing Case
- Recruiters - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PART II –one lawyer's effort to summarize additional issues that may trouble you
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The 77 million people that make up the US small business workforce would rank as the 17th most populous country in the world, just ahead of Iran;
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