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► FAQ: Can Employees Be Mandated to Work Overtime?

August 8, 2022

Question: Can employees be mandated to work overtime? What is the potential legal recourse if an employee refuses to work overtime that is needed? Answer: There is a good bit of confusion and misunderstanding among employees when it comes to certain rules involving work time and pay. ...

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► Must-Have Management Skills for the Post-COVID Era

July 22, 2022

When recruiting or training anyone who will be responsible for managing others, there are certain skills that should be at the top of your list for ensuring the person is effective in managing, coaching, and motivating others. Some of these skills are “evergreen,” while others emerged ...

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► How to Go from 'Great Resignation' to 'Great Recruitment'

July 19, 2022

Much has been said about the “Great Resignation,” the phenomenon of workers leaving without knowing when or if they’ll return to the workforce. Even though society has made progress adjusting to a new normal, many workers who left the workforce during the height of the COVID-19 ...

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► To Zoom, or Not to Zoom? That is the Question

July 18, 2022

There is a hot debate raging in our business ethos. As the pandemic seemingly winds down (fingers crossed), many companies are flirting with the idea of returning to the office. This has proven controversial, and companies are tackling this in a variety of ways. The “work from home” ...

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► Is a Fired Employee Owed Commissions?

July 15, 2022

Although it involves Texas law, a recent case illustrates the pitfalls an employer can face when former employees make claims for commissions or compensation after their employment has ended. It also offers suggestions on how employers with commissioned salespeople can avoid the same traps. ...

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► Companies Report Rise in Labor and Employment Class Actions

July 14, 2022

Aggressive regulatory action and an increase in workplace safety claims, including many related to the COVID-19 pandemic, have fueled a rise in labor and employment (L&E) collective claims, including “follow-on” class actions, according to Carlton Fields’  2022 class ...

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► 9 Ways for Employers to Prepare for the Next Hurricane

July 13, 2022

Is it summer already? I wish that meant it’s only mango season in Florida. Unfortunately, it also signals the start of another hurricane season. Here are tips on how to prepare your business. Action Steps Communication.  Update the address, home telephone number, cell phone ...

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► SCOTUS Abortion Ruling Raises Complex Policy Problems for Employers

July 5, 2022

A number of high-profile companies are speaking out against the U.S. Supreme Court’s (SCOTUS) decision overruling  Roe v. Wade , and they are backing up their criticism by vowing to help employees wishing to travel for legal abortions. But employers taking such action may face tricky ...

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► Preventing Workplace Violence Through Situational Awareness

June 27, 2022

“What can we do?” – This is among the most common questions I get after a major incident of violence. It’s not uncommon for there to be a heightened interest for a while, then things go back to “normal.” However, things feel different this time. As I’m ...

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► Red Flag Flying: Tips for Detecting Employee Theft

June 22, 2022

Sadly, in the past 12 months, I have been hired to investigate or assist in investigating employee embezzlement more times than in the past 15 years combined. Embezzle-ment is the theft or misappropriation of funds or property placed in one’s trust, belonging to one’s employer. ...

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