Sexual Harassment Definition, Legislation, and Governance

In today’s day and age, sexual harassment can take many forms and apply to many different types of people. While our different branches of government still argue over the proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), the current laws sex discrimination are founded in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The government agency that […]

Passing the Torch to the Human Resource Department

There comes a time in every successful company when the workload for the boss becomes too much. This is generally when the entrepreneur will start to delegate responsibilities to the different managers and employees. When it comes to many start-ups, the Human Resource department is from the last duties that an owner will relinquish. There […]

Minnesota Completes Faze-In of State Minimum Wage Hike

Beginning August 1st, 2016, Minnesota’s minimum wage has been increased to $9.50 per hour for large businesses, and $7.75 per hour for small businesses. This completes a three year plan that started back in August 2014, that lifted the state’s minimum wage from below the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour. The new minimum of […]

Federal Labor Law Poster Makes Some Changes

The Federal labor law posters recently underwent changes in regards to the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA), as well as an added rule regarding nursing mothers in the Fair Labor Standards Act section. The change to the EPPA is a relatively minor one which states that the law doesn’t preempt any provisions from any state […]

A Quick Guide to Break Times at Work

Everyday across America, workers are glancing at their watch waiting to take their next work break. For the average employee, company policy will allow a lunch break, as well as other smaller breaks throughout the day. A lot of workers would consider it a part of the inalienable right as a member of the United […]

The Major Components of a Federal Labor Law Poster

     There are certain laws that must be displayed on  under federal law to be displayed in a work space. Although the enforcing of these laws vary depending on the workplace, the Department of Labor stresses that workers should know their rights, and these rights are to be posted in a prominent and accessible […]

For Exemptions of New Overtime Rules, It’s all about the “Duties Test”

      In a previous post, we discussed the new overtime rules that will become effective on December 1st, 2016. As mentioned, there were exemptions to the rules, in which certain professions or positions aren’t covered under the new overtime rules. In matter of fact, the new rules specifically states that the “Duties Test” […]

The Fight for a $15 minimum wage and potential fall out

There seems to be an all out push popping up all over the country for a $15 an hour Minimum wage. From fast food workers in New York and the hospitality industry in Seattle, to the recently passed minimum in Los Angeles and New Jersey, proponents of a $15 minimum wage have waged successful campaigns […]