HR Laws and Regulation Articles

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    3 Legal Considerations when Your Child Works in Your Business

    by on October 15, 2014

    One reason some people start a business is to to be able to pass something on to their children. You may have a skill that is in high demand, and want to train your child in that skill while you build a customer base that your child can take over after you hav…

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    Essential Workplace Safety Procedures You Should Follow

    by on July 17, 2014

    Workplace emergencies can happen at any time and any place. That’s why it’s important for business owners to prepare for an emergency before it happens, when they can think clearly and effectively. Natural disasters and equipment malfunctions are among the…

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    When Is Employee Drug Testing Legal?

    by on July 15, 2014

    Are you concerned about your employees’ productivity? According to a recentBloomberg Businessweek article, employees who use illicit drugs are more likely to miss or skip work than those who do not partake. These circumstances may be especially problematic …

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    How to Prepare Your Workplace for Disabled Employees

    by on July 15, 2014

    When you employ disabled workers, not only do you reap the benefits of a skilled staff, but you also build a diverse workforce and foster a culture of tolerance and respect—qualities that attract top job candidates, partners and customers. Additionally, you …

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    The Ultimate Guide to Employee Discrimination Laws

    by on July 15, 2014

    Many small businesses may not have a human resources department or specialized Equal Employment Opportunity staff; therefore, access to detailed information regarding these practices is a necessity.
    This guide will walk you through everything you need to know…

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    An Objective Peek Into the Minimum Wage Debate

    by on June 25, 2014

    President Obama’s recent State of the Union address once again brought the debate surrounding minimum wage to the forefront of American news. Currently set at $7.25 per hour, President Obama proposed an increase to $10.10 per hour. Since then, economic and p…

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    Do Employees Have Privacy Rights?

    by on June 25, 2014

    Almost every employee has internet access while on the job, but as an employer, how do you ensure your team isn’t wasting time online or on other things throughout the workday? You have the right to stop non-business use of the internet at the workplace, r…

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    Overtime Overhaul Could Add to Small-Business Overhead

    by on March 31, 2014

    President Obama recently directed the U.S. Labor Department to modify its regulations affecting overtime, opening the door to extra pay for millions of American workers.

    Among the regulations up for review is the cut-off salary for the so-called “white-coll…

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