No business owner wants to be subject to an employee lawsuit, but the odds are good that any business will be at some point. The question for HR management is whether the organization is prepared when it does happen.
There are two major aspects that need to be addressed when it comes to employee lawsuits. These are prevention and preparation. Building a culture and management structure that minimizes the prospect of employee claims is an ongoing effort. Preparation is largely an HR task that can be integrated into standard management practices.
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With new labor laws and regulations being enacted each year, staying up to date and compliant is always a challenge for HR management. And this is true for sick leave policies in California.
Surprisingly to some, unlike most other developed countries, the federal government here in the U.S. does not require paid family or sick leave. The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) does require eligible employers to provide unpaid family leave. But paid family leave and paid sick days are only required on the state and local levels.
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Every business has an HR management component that understands legal compliance is critical. But do you know the most common legal mistakes made by HR?
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With the rise of employee labor law claims and lawsuits an up-to-date and accurate employee handbook is not really an option. Reviewing and revising your company policies is good practice.
[This is an updated and revised version of a post from January 2015]
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As with independent contractors and overtime exempt workers, employers must be diligent in complying with the factors that define a worker's status, even unpaid interns.
The US Department of Labor (DOL) has shelved its contested six-part test for intern status for interns working at for-profit companies. The short-lived test was replaced it with a more comprehensive set of factors taken directly from those established by the Second Circuit in 2015.