Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) is a concept which arose out of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Act prohibits employers with 15 or more employees from discriminating against individuals based on … Continue reading →
Many employers are aware of federal employment laws that apply to their organizations. However, a number of Florida businesses are unaware that certain state and local laws apply to their organizations and that these laws … Continue reading →
WHAT’S IN A NAME?
Your employee just came to you to announce she has changed her name. Maybe she got married, maybe she got divorced, or maybe she just didn’t like the name she had. Regardless, … Continue reading →
Year-end holidays are upon us and with them come some challenges for employers.
Employers, in their effort not to offend those who have differing beliefs, sometimes struggle with how to embrace year-end holidays. A generic … Continue reading →
The Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to eligible individuals in the following circumstances:
· Birth, adoption, or placement of a child;
· Serious health condition of a … Continue reading →
Employers have an obligation to verify that their employees are authorized to work in the United States. This verification process is done through the use of Form I-9.
But what happens when an employee forgets … Continue reading →
Can we require employees to take lunch breaks?
Have you ever had an employee ask you if he or she could work through lunch and leave early? It’s not an unusual request from employees who are … Continue reading →
Is it okay to allow an employee to work from home when she or he has a sick child at home?
Employees with young children are frequently challenged with balancing work and family. This is especially … Continue reading →
Recently, it was learned that a company has a practice of removing employees from direct deposit when they don’t submit their time cards on time and instead issues a paper check that is mailed to … Continue reading →
This year’s news has been filled with the transformation of Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn. This is certainly not the first time that a celebrity has undergone a sex-change operation and it is highly unlikely it … Continue reading →