Employment Law

An overview of the most important employment laws affecting your business.
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2015 ACA Changes: Are you on Top of Your Game?

Whether your company is large or small, it's essential to know how the latest Affordable Care Act (ACA) reforms will impact your company - and how your staffing partner can help you manage these changes.

Getting Away with it: What you can and can't do when firing

In this article, we'll look at the rules for firing at-will employees and what your company can do to protect itself from charges of firing discrimination.

To Check or Not to Check? Straight Talk about EEOC Guidelines for Conducting Criminal Background Checks

While background checks may seem to be a valuable tool for spotting resume fraud or heading off negligent hiring claims, they can also land a company in hot water if an applicant claims the company used its criminal background check policy to discriminate unfairly. The EEOC recently released a warning that it would vigorously prosecute claims of discrimination based on background checks. With the risk of a negligent hiring suit on one side and the risk of a discrimination suit on the other, how can a company stay in compliance?


The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), taking full effect in 2014, brings big changes to the health insurance plans businesses must offer. It is important to make sure you know the facts about the PPACA and understand the options a staffing agency can provide, so that your firm is fully prepared for the new legislation.

Protected Groups: A Guide for Managers

We hear a lot about "protected groups," but what does this mean? While an exhaustive list of all protected groups is beyond the scope of this article, the most common are discussed, and they generally apply to job applicants and existing employees alike.

To Ask, or Not to Ask? Legal alternatives to illegal interview questions

Most hiring managers would love to ask revealing (although, unfortunately, illegal) questions when interviewing job candidates. But as we all know, asking improper interview questions can lead to discrimination or wrongful-discharge lawsuits. So how do you get the information you need without putting your company at risk?

Using Social Networking Sites for Hiring May Lead to Discrimination Claims

Statistics show that 35 percent of adult Internet users have profiles on at least one social networking site, 75 percent of job recruiters use the Internet as part of the screening process and 25 percent have eliminated candidates based on information found. In addition, the information obtained may not be accurate. However, these sites may contain mistakes or exaggerations or may be maliciously planted.

Key to Avoiding Wrongful Termination Suits... No Surprises!

Want to avoid employee lawsuits for "wrongful termination?" Then, listen up, because the answer is easier than you may think: No surprises.

ADA Handbook: A Primer for Small Business

While the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to all businesses with 15 or more employees, this handbook is intended primarily for businesses with 15 to 100 employees and smaller businesses expecting to expand to have at least 15 employees in the near future. It will provide you with an easy-to-read, overview of the basic employment provisions of the ADA as they relate to employees and job applicants.

DOL's FairPay Overtime Initiative

The FairPay Web site is designed to help you understand the DOL's new FairPay rules that strengthen overtime protections. The effective date of the regulations is August 23, 2004.
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