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Should you Document Conversations with Your Employees?

Employers face a difficult decision when it comes to documenting conversations with their employees. It is unrealistic to ask your supervisors to document every discussion they have with employees, but it is important to understand that certain conversations should be documented. Lawsuits can occur years after a conversation has taken place and you want what [..]

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How Start-Up Companies Can Avoid Common Legal Mistakes

If you are establishing a start-up company, you have probably realized it is no easy undertaking. There are numerous tasks to handle, including securing funding and hiring employees. Below are a few common legal mistakes that start-ups make and ways you can avoid them: Business Entity There are a variety of legal structures for entrepreneurs [..]

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Can You Fire an Employee for Clicking the “Like” Button?

In a recent case decided by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), it was determined that an employer cannot fire an employee for disloyal comments made on social media. Facts of the case Triple Play Sports Bar and Grille (Triple Play) fired its bartender/waitress, Jillian Sanzone, and cook, Vincent Spinella. The employees filed a lawsuit [..]

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Raising Capital for Your Start-Up Business

If you are starting your own business, you are probably investigating options for raising capital. This can be a stressful process and you may be tempted to collect the funds in any way you can. However, you should proceed with caution and make sure you don’t get yourself into trouble. Below are a few considerations: [..]

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Cybersecurity & Your Vendors

Data breaches and cybersecurity are a “hot topic” lately. You can be sure that your clients and customers are concerned with whether their private information is being safeguarded. As a result, it is imperative for businesses to take measures to protect the digital data that they collect or maintain. The spotlight shifted to cybersecurity when [..]

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Sexual Harassment Claims

If an employer receives a claim of sexual harassment in the workplace, the employer must investigate it. Failure to do so can result in a lawsuit not only from the alleged victim, but also by the person being accused of being the harasser. It is imperative for all employers to have a policy for making [..]

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What You Need to Know About Overtime Pay

The law requires employers to pay employees minimum wage for all hours worked and any nonexempt employees must be paid the appropriate overtime pay rate for overtime hours worked. While that general rule may seem simple, there are many factors to consider when applying it in practice. The initial step for an employer is to [..]

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California Pregnancy Discrimination

California employers must be aware of the various protections the law provides to pregnant employees. Not only is an employer prohibited from harassing or discriminating against an employee that is pregnant, California law allows an employee that is disabled by pregnancy or related medical conditions to take a leave of absence. Additionally, an employee is [..]

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