Government Intrusion: Good thing or a New Low?

  Would you avoid a business that has a reputation for under paying workers? What about one that was being sued for discrimination? What about one that just had a reputation for not being fair? Well the US Department of Labor is betting you will. They are trying to supply consumers with that sort of …

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Being an Abusive Boss can get you Fined by OSHA

  The term “abusive boss” can cover a lot of different things. Most of us probably think in terms of sexual harassment or discrimination. If this is the case we know that an employee can file a case with the EEOC. But what about other situations? What about a situation where violence is threatened? The …

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Ban them All or Ban No One: The NLRB at it Again

  I have written many times on the hyperactive, hyper pro-union decisions the NLRB has made so it will come as no surprise that I am writing about this again. Many companies have policies that bar employees from coming back into the workplace after their work time is finished. This can be for a number …

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I-9 Audits: 6 Things You Need To Know

Just like the Department of Labor, ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) has stepped up its enforcement efforts. According to attorney Sarah Hawk, of Fisher & Phillips, LLP,  the last two years have seen big increases in the number of I-9 audits that ICE is conducted. The fines have been increased, the forms have been changed, and the …

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