CAN YOU BE SUED FOR NOT HIRING A CRIMINAL? YES – Asset Protection and HR

Attorney Mike King, Gammage & Burnham

DISCRIMINATING AGAINST CRIMINALS IN YOUR WORKFORCE     QUESTION:       CAN  THE  EQUAL  EMPLOYMENT  OPPORTUNITY  COMMISSION  (“EEOC”)  CHARGE  MY  COMPANY  FOR  DISCRIMINATION  IF  WE  FOLLOW  STATE  LAWS  PROHIBITING  US  FROM  HIRING  PEOPLE  WITH  CRIMINAL  RECORDS? ANSWER:          THE  EEOC  SAYS  THAT  COMPLYING  WITH  STATE  OR LOCAL  LAWS  DOES NOT  SHIELD  AN EMPLOYER  FROM LIABILITY  FOR  DISCRIMINATION  CAUSED  […]

How to Motivate and Retain Employees During Uncertain Economic Times

Michael LaVance

By Deanna Hagan and Michael LaVance The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that employers added only 18,000 new jobs in June, the fewest in nine months and far below the 100,000 predicted by analysts. The unemployment rate remained just over 9 percent, with more than 14 million people unemployed.  This disappointing news may point […]

Warning for small businesses and those who serve them about Employee Lawsuits

The link below is to a new article shedding light on the potential costs of employee lawsuits, an issue you have likely heard me talk about before. The Second link is to my piece on how we FIX this. Feel free to share with friends and clients who have employees. Overtime lawsuits finding new targets […]