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

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  […]

Seven Legal Survival Tips for the Office Holiday Party – Asset Protection

Employee liability is a major issue that we are always trying to be proactive about. Most employment liability centers around a lack of clear rules and procedures and perhaps most importantly, a set of well enforced behavioral expectations that they support. Below are some simple tips and issues to consider when planning your business holiday party.

Asset Protection for Your Medical Practice or Business , Learning To Fire the Right Way

By Ike Devji, J.D. Imagine that after two decades in business with 100 plus employees and not a single EEOC or employment complaint your business is facing a class action lawsuit by disgruntled former employees discharged for cause. Imagine that these employees call every other employee they can reach and try to get them to […]

Two Types of Liability Insurance Your Practice Needs (and likely lacks)

To address two common exposures that are often overlooked and important in protecting your business against a potential lawsuit;  employment practices liability and cyber liability, I turned to insurance expert Aaron Stauss at Gilbert Insurance  for some details on how you can be protected. If you have employees, a website, or your business works with or stores […]

Employers Beware: The Department of Labor is Out to Get You

Employers often think they understand wage and hour laws, but the fine print is more complicated than they realize and can lead to serious legal and financial exposures.  When the new Secretary of Labor announced that “There’s a new sheriff in town,” she wasn’t kidding.  As Emloyment Law Attorney Rachel Weiss explains, employers would be wise to […]