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For Recruiters - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Part I – One Lawyer's effort to summarize the issues which Trouble you most

Bob Style EsqLEGAL UPDATE

 

I thought I would take the time to try and list those legal questions which I am most frequently asked by recruiting and staffing professionals. The answers are by necessity brief and simplified, and should by no means be taken as a substitute for thorough legal advice. Maybe, however, they will give you an idea as to when you need to go further in consulting an attorney.

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Employers Face New Challenges From Employee Use of Social Media

Emerging social media technologies like Twitter and Facebook are putting a new spin on familiar employment problems. As employees increasingly access social media, employers have become more interested in regulating and monitoring what their employees are saying online, and for good reason.

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"Notorious Nine" mistakes by employers in dealing with the EEOC

Everybody on the employer side likes to pick on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the temptation is even greater now that its chair has taken such an aggressive stance on issues like pre-employment credit and background checks. However, employers occasionally shoot themselves in the foot (feet?) with the agency by making mistakes that only compound their problems.

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7 Costly Legal Myths in Contractor Workforce Management

Businesses across the country are continuing to cut costs by replacing employees with independent contractors to save costs. Some savings are certain - employers don’t pay employment taxes to the IRS or employee benefits to their workers. However, many hidden costs can reduce these savings or even erase them entirely. This article focuses on seven legal myths, which can mislead businesses to believe they are saving costs by blinding them to costly legal risks when they hire workers as independent contractors

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But I Signed An Independent Contractor Agreement

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Weighs In On Workforce Classification Under California Law

Every time I review an independent contractor agreement I find myself humming George and Ira Gershwin’s song, It Ain’t Necessarily So from Porgy and Bess. In California, at least, such agreements do not prove that a worker is an independent contractor.

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HCX Facts

Healthcare Costs grew a cumulative 138% between 1999 and 2010 and outpacing cumulative wage growth of 42% over the same period. Average employer costs for health insurance per employee hour rose from $1.60 to $3.35 during the 1999 to 2010 period. This almost 110% increase in average costs per hour was  much larger than the 39% increase in average employer payroll costs per hour for these workers  KFF

 

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