Compliance

Hiring Summer Interns: Worth the Risk?

Hiring Summer Interns: Worth the Risk?

As summer approaches, many college students find themselves looking for summer internships as a way to gain valuable experience in the workplace and beyond the classroom environment. Summer internships have always been a staple for many in the college experience, and...

How to Ensure Compliance with a Non-discretionary Bonus

How to Ensure Compliance with a Non-discretionary Bonus

There is not a single employer that does not have to contend with compliance issues in the workplace. One area that is especially tricky is the payment of bonuses. The Fair Labor Standards Act is the main law that regulates the payment of wages to employees, and there...

The Year End Bonus: Things to Consider

The Year End Bonus: Things to Consider

As we approach the end of the year, many employers are preoccupied with planning holiday parties and managing employees’ requests for time off. The holidays are an exciting busy time, but one thing that employers should not forget to think about is the year end bonus....

Election Day and the Workplace

Election Day and the Workplace

As Election Day approaches on November 6th, many employers may find themselves facing the question of whether or not they are required to give employees time off to vote, and how exactly to address the topic of voting, which can bring up some contentious beliefs and...

Halloween In the Office: Avoid a Legal Scare

Halloween In the Office: Avoid a Legal Scare

As we move through fall and approach the holiday season, we are entering a time when holiday celebrations in the workplace become commonplace. Fall offers plenty of opportunities for seasonal cheer and festivities, with Halloween being an especially fun time. But...

Employee Handbooks: Making Updates

Employee Handbooks: Making Updates

In this series, we have discussed why employee handbooks are important. We have also discussed some compliance issues that can arise in the development and distribution of employee handbooks, including whether or not employee handbooks are considered to be contracts,...

Employee Handbooks: Non-compete and Non-disclosure Agreements

Employee Handbooks: Non-compete and Non-disclosure Agreements

In a recent blog post, we talked about some compliance concerns that arise when developing an employee handbook. Specifically, we discussed the importance of making a disclaimer that the employee handbook is not a contract, and that employees are employed at-will,...

Employee Handbooks: Are They Considered Contracts?

Employee Handbooks: Are They Considered Contracts?

In this series, we have discussed why employee handbooks are important. By now you know that a well-drafted, legally compliant, and up-to-date handbook can have many benefits for both the employees and the employer. But is an employee handbook the same thing as an...

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