Does this employment law apply to my company?

employment lawsAs we all know, employment law violations are a major area of litigation for employers. The below chart is designed to help you quickly identify which employment laws you must comply with. Use this chart to determine if an employment law applies to your company, based on the number of employees you have. I hope you find it informative. Continue reading

Arbitration Clauses in Employment Contracts

freelance articlesThe Federal Arbitration Act requires courts to enforce clauses in commercial contracts that require arbitration of disputes. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that transportation workers engaged in interstate commerce are exempt from the Act. For other types of workers, the effect of the Supreme Court ruling was to reaffirm the enforceability of mandatory arbitration provisions in agreements entered into by workers engaged in interstate commerce. Continue reading

Employment Law Guidebook

freelance articlesThe U.S. Department of Labor publishes a guidebook to provide businesses with general information on the laws and regulations that the Department enforces. The guidebook describes the statutes most commonly applicable to businesses and explains how to obtain assistance from the Department for complying with them. Continue reading

When is an Employee a "Supervisor"?

employees-supervisorsTitle VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits the creation of a harassing hostile work environment based on the prohibited forms of discrimination, such as discrimination based on sex or race. To hold the employer liable for the harassment, the plaintiff must show that the work environment was so pervaded by discrimination that the terms and conditions of employment were altered. Isolated or trivial occurrences are not likely to be sufficient. Continue reading