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Comply Don’t Buy: New Mandatory Posters

New laws often take effect July 1 and the poster solicitations come fast and furious. We got two last week. As we always say: you do not have to buy, just comply! State and federal mandatory posters are free–see the … Read More

The NLRB Is Wrecking Your Current Employee Handbook

Do you have a policy on: social media? personal conduct? confidentiality of workplace investigations? non-disparagement? cell phone use (camera too)? conflict of interst? Well, the NLRB believes these policies may contain “over-broad work rules that chill employees’ exercise of their … Read More

Feeling Hot Hot Hot? Biden Wants to Help

Feeling the heat? You are not alone. The U.S. does not have a federal standard on workplace heat safety–yet. Last week, President Biden announced the “Department of Labor (DOL) to issue the first-ever Hazard Alert for heat, and DOL will … Read More

Got E-verify? There Is Good News for You–Act Fast

GOOD NEWS YOU SAY? What a delight to share information that could make life easier for employers! On July 21, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a streamlined, “alternative procedure” and a new I9 form.  The new form … Read More

Mini Summer School Part 1: Working Hours, Explained

Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), nonexempt employees are entitled to minimum wage and overtime for all hours worked over 40 hours a work week. For great information on classifying employees as exempt or nonexempt, please refer to … Read More

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