I was working in San Antonio this week, thankful for rental car air conditioning in the 100 degree heat and humidity. With sweat rolling down my face and heat waves dancing off the asphalt, I realized that even though the official start of summer is still a few weeks away, it is time to begin thinking about raising awareness of the effects of working outside in the hot sun.
Is it ok to dock Billy’s pay if he comes to work late every day because the goldfish frowned at him? Can you dock Suzy’s paycheck is she leaves work early every day to buy lottery tickets? Well, the answer is…
Some of the most common, serious, and costly workplace injuries occur to the back. We only have one back – and as we get older it begins to complain more and more – especially when we fail to follow safe practices regarding lifting and overuse of muscles. This weeks safety topic comes to you from the fine folks at Business and Legal Reports, and highlights the five things that we all can do to AVOID injuring our backs.
Employees talk about a lot of things at work – who’s going to win “Dancing with the Stars”, which team won the game last night, who’s had plastic surgery – and how much money they are getting paid. Many companies have policies against employees discussing their pay. These policies violate federal labor law. The National […]
The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires employers with 50 or more employees to grant eligible employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave. Once an employer receives preliminary information that employees’ absences from work might qualify as FMLA leave, they should ask employees to provide more information in order to make a […]
Independent contractors are individuals who perform work for your company but aren’t legally employees therefore aren’t entitled to many of the legal protections accorded to employees under law. There’s no federal law that clearly distinguishes employees from independent contractors, but the Internal Revenue Service has developed a set of criteria you can apply to help you […]