Although federal laws and regulations cover most of the everyday employment issues you face, states still retain the right to create their own laws. And that’s where you need to be careful.
Employment & Labor Law
Tweets, Snaps, Instagram photos, and Facebook posts are just a few of the many ways individuals communicate through social media. No big surprise that social media has also infiltrated the workplace. Employees use social media to interact before, during, and after work time on a daily basis. Most of the interaction is harmless. But, there are those instances when you will wish that technological advances had stopped with “rotary phones” and “party lines” [for those of you who have no idea what a rotary phone or party line is, “Google” it or ask “Siri.”].
Setting salaries for your staff is always a tricky thing to do. It's especially hard if you've never done it before, because you probably don't even know where to start. On the one hand, you want to pay enough to get the best possible talent. On the other hand, you don't want to overpay.
Here's a quick summary to help you set salaries for all your staff:
If your business hires commercial drivers you understand the federal laws that require you to investigate and monitor the driving activities of your employees. These drivers must meet a number of federal standards, as well as those established by your insurance carriers. But what about those employees who don’t drive 18-wheelers, but instead are behind the wheel of a company or personal vehicle?
There are numerous legal requirements placed on human resource professionals to properly create, maintain, and protect the confidentiality of employment records. Federal and state agencies have stepped up their audits of personnel records, and employees frequently request information contained in their employment records. In navigating these treacherous waters, human resource record keeping practices can be your best defense or your worst enemy.
Whether you’re an established business, a small business owner or an emerging company, at one point you’ve heard the words: “patent”, “trademark”, “copyright” and “trade secret” used interchangeably to reference the broader term intellectual property. Although they all have common underlying similarities, they are very different in how each is used in protecting one’s intellectual property.
Whether we’re making it, spending it, saving it or in lack of it, we think about money a lot. As a result, money spurs why we work and often the professions we choose. Still, money isn’t the be-all and end-all of a profession, nor is it the exclusive factor that determines your satisfaction with the work you do. That’s what makes these 20 professions special. They’re the highest-paying occupations from our Best Jobs list, and each have average and median salaries that crest $80,000. But they’re also jobs expected to hire abundantly this decade.
Financial statements are used by a business for a number of very important reasons, so it is important that all managers of a business have a basic understanding of how to read and use these statements to help drive the success of a business.
TV shows like The Blacklist and NCIS are entertaining and fun, but it’s clearly all stylized fiction, no matter how convincing it may look.
The Americans With Disabilities Act requires employers to provide disabled employees reasonable accommodation. As a result, employers are forced to ask difficult questions, such as whether an employee is a qualified individual with a disability or whether the requested accommodation is reasonable. Technology which enables employees to work from home has added a new level of complexity.