Business and medical practice owners and managers must be aware of internal fraud and embezzlement that often capitalizes on recurring year-end cycles in revenue, spending and inventory and a lack of regular oversight. I covered some of the external fraud scheme you face at year-end in another discussion including a detailed look at invoice fraud. While I provided […]
A key area of asset protection planning for our 1000’s of business owner clients is the danger of employee lawsuits. Ashley Madison dot com was recently sued over a repetitive motion injury allegedly incurred by an employee that makes up the fake profiles on the site. She was then photographed rising jet-skis and engaging in […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]