March 2020 Archives

Written policies might protect your company

Employers have to walk a fine line between taking care of employees and making decisions that protect the company's bottom line. There might be times when employees don't understand why certain decisions are being made. They may become angry and opt to pursue legal action against you. It is up to you to ensure that your company is protected from this.

5 primary areas of the Fair Labor Standards Act

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) includes many protections for workers that employers must comply with. Many of these cover wages and similar matters. Employers who have clear pay standards and policies might be less likely to face legal action because of violations of this act.

Know when your company should grant sick leave for employees

Many companies have sick leave policies established so that employees can take off when they're contagious but many of these also try to address the possibility that some workers might try to get off when they aren't actually sick. This is a fine line for employers to walk because of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). We know that you might have some questions about what you can and can't do, especially with the recent concerns about people passing germs to others.

Know how to protect your company from employment issues

Former employees who feel that your company didn't treat them fairly might decide to discuss the issues they experienced with an attorney. This might lead to employment litigation that can be costly for your business. It is imperative that you take the appropriate steps to deal with these cases as soon as they come up. Nothing good is going to happen if you try to just ignore the complaints.