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Workplace Theft—Who’s Liable?

No one wants to learn that their employee has stolen from a customer, but it’s always best to be prepared for the worst while hoping for the best. In this blog, ACCA Legal Expert Brooke Duncan III dives into who is liable if one of your employees steals from a customer. Legal Tools is a benefit of ACCA membership.

Should You Have A Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement?

While it is important to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, do you need to provide a written statement on the matter? ACCA’s legal expert, Brooke Duncan III dives into DEI.  Legal Tools is a benefit of ACCA membership so feel free to submit questions or suggestions for future articles by contacting Natalie D’Apolito, ACCA communications coordinator, at natalie.dapolito@acca.org.

How Long Do We Need to Accommodate an Injured Employee?

Question: I have an employee who incurred a back strain performing his assigned duties at work – he is a delivery […]

How Can I Legally Support Employee Mental Health in the Workplace?

Brooke Duncan, ACCA Legal Consultant, shares best practices when it comes to supporting employee mental health. Legal Tools is a benefit of ACCA membership.

Can I Enforce an Employee Social Media Policy?

In this week’s Legal Tools, Brooke Duncan III, ACCA’s legal expert, shares whether employers can enforce an employee social media policy. Legal Tools is a benefit of ACCA membership so feel free to submit questions or suggestions for future articles.

What To Do When OSHA Knocks on Your Door

What do you do when OSHA shows up to inspect your workplace? Brooke Duncan, ACCA Legal Consultant, shares how to handle an OSHA inspection. Legal Tools is a benefit of ACCA membership, feel free to submit questions or suggestions for future articles.

How Should I Handle Commissions for a Salesperson Who Quit?

Question: We had a salesperson quit recently. We want to make sure that we pay them fairly, but also don’t […]

How do we tell an employee who’s applied for a promotion that they are not up to the task?

An employee asks for a promotion, but you feel they are not up to the task. Brooke Duncan, ACCA legal consultant, shares the best way to turn them down.

What’s the difference between exempt and non-exempt employees?

Determining which employees are exempt versus non-exempt–meaning exempt from minimum wage and overtime, or non-exempt, meaning minimum wage and overtime are required–is tricky and potentially expensive if we get it wrong. This brief article helps contractors understand the difference and avoid needless legal entanglements.

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Mr. Potatohead!

Find out what HVAC employers and managers need to know about sexual harassment from ACCA’s Legaltools Counsel, Brooke Duncan.

Paying Employees for Answering Messages After Hours

Question: If an employee, particularly an hourly paid employee, receives and responds to e-mails and/or texts on his/her time after hours, […]

Can a Workers’ Comp Claim Hurt the Sale of My Business?

Question: One of my techs injured himself and is out on workers’ compensation and I don’t think the guy is coming back […]

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Does My Company Have to Report Injuries to Our Worker’s Comp Carrier?

Find out if your HVAC business can lawfully terminate an employee for falsifying the date that an injury happened from ACCA’s LegalTools Counsel, Brooke Duncan III.

Paying Employees For Time Spent on Social Media

Question: If an employee, particularly an hourly paid employee, receives and responds to e-mails and/or texts on his/her time after […]

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