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Employer Liability Prevention Archives

Policies regarding pregnancy must comply with specific laws

Women who are pregnant will sometimes worry about having to tell their employer that they are pregnant because they might think that the announcement will result in negative employment actions. You must make it clear in your company that it is illegal for anyone to take that type of action because of a pregnancy.

Protect your company from employment liability claims

Your business is your livelihood. Not only this, but your employees count on you. Protecting your company from liabilities, especially those in employment-related areas, is part of your responsibility as a business owner. There are a lot of things that you have to do to try to prevent giving disgruntled employees fuel to use against your company. The last thing that you need now is to have to face a costly and time-consuming lawsuit.

Avoid employee misclassification in Pennsylvania

One of the costliest mistakes that employers can make is also one of the easiest mistakes to make. Employee misclassification happens very frequently in companies in the state of Pennsylvania, and it can often lead to issues such as unpaid overtime, that can, in turn, result in legal disputes.

Drafting a noncompete agreement in Pennsylvania

As an employer, one of the most important responsibilities you have is to avoid litigation. This can be successfully achieved through conflict resolution if a problem occurs between you and an employee. However, a more effective way to avoid litigation is through thorough planning of the hiring process of new employees. By drafting hiring documents and contracts, you can prevent disputes from escalating further down the line.

Employers need to ensure they do not discriminate with paychecks

Recent discussions in the media have highlighted the persistent pay gap between men and women in the United States. The so-called "gender pay gap" exists not only in industries in general but between men and women in particular roles. This means that as an average, men get paid more than women per hour in roles that they are both equally qualified for.

Avoiding litigation when creating compensation agreements

As an employer, one of the most important parts of your job is hiring the right people and making sure that they are successful at what they do. One of the key tools in helping you to do this is the employment contract. When drafted correctly, this can help you to be empowered as an employer to manage your business correctly.

How unconscious bias training can help employers

Making judgments quickly through generalization is part of the human psychology. To process information quickly and efficiently to make decisions throughout the day, the brain tends to create stereotypes that are shaped by experiences and information absorbed over a lifetime. This information that the brain uses to create generalizations may be true or false, and it is often unconsciously held. It frequently comes from dubious sources such as our parents' beliefs and what we've seen on television.

When are employers liable for their employees' actions?

As an employer, it is likely that you will encounter a situation at some point where an employee gets in trouble with the law or is responsible for damages while at work. In a situation such as this, it may be initially unclear as to whether the employer is liable for the employee's mistake, or whether the employee is individually liable.

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