Employers have to protect their workers and their company. This can sometimes be a difficult line to walk because what is best for the company might not be best for the workers, and what is best for the workers might not be best for the business. When either of these occur, you have to make decisions based on the current facts. If there are negative employment factors that are coming into the picture, you have to be prepared to protect the business from claims that you violated employment laws.
It is up to employers to ensure that their employees don't have to deal with discrimination of any sort. When there are claims of discrimination, they have to be handled immediately or they can spiral out of control. One of the most effective ways to ensure that your company is protected is to set very strict standards regarding discrimination.
We recently discussed some of the things that you need to include when you are coming up with an employment contract. These points can help save your company from litigation if something happens and the other person doesn't abide by the terms of the contract. It also protects you if there is a valid reason for you to cancel the contract. We know that this might not be easy to think about, so we are here to work on your behalf to determine what options you have to protect your business' interests.
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.
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.
Employers in Pennsylvania need to take note of a new ruling by the state high court that makes them liable if sensitive personal information belonging to their employees is breached and misused.
If you're a Pittsburgh contractor, you strive to limit liability at all costs. But thanks to a November ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, dodging liability will now be more challenging.
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.
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.
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.