Category: Legal

Can I Fire An Employee On Worker’s Comp?

Question: I have an employee who fell without a witness. We sent him right to occupational health for treatment. Our policy […]

Preventing Workplace Harassment

Hollywood’s high-profile and highly publicized scandals are having a transformative effect on the country’s attitude toward harassment, and business owners […]

What Is Constructive Dismissal?

In the United States, except for workers employed under collective bargaining agreements or formal employment contracts, employment is generally considered […]

ACCA Statement on Court’s Denial to Review August 2017 HFC Ruling

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) released the following statement regarding the D.C. Court of Appeals January 26, 2018 […]

Do I Need to Accommodate an Obese Employee Under the ADA?

Question: I’ve been interviewing quite a few technicians for one spot open in my company. One of the candidates has a serious weight problem.  […]

When Do I Have To Pay Overtime?

Question: I pay my employees on a piece rate, in other words, I pay them by the task as opposed to […]

Is It OK To Classify An Employee As An Independent Contractor?

Question: Is it legal to hire someone for 30 days as an independent contractor and then switch them to employee status […]

Can I Make My Employees Pay for Towed Vehicles?

Question: Our employee parked our company van in a no-parking zone and was towed. We had to pay to get our […]

Do I Need to Include Mileage?

Question: Do I need to include an amount for mileage on an employee’s W-2 if the employee is allowed to take […]

Can I Reduce an Employee’s Pay for Mistakes?

Question: Help! I have an employee who continually makes mistakes on the job and it is adding up and costing me […]

Do I Have to Pay Overtime If We Use Flat Rate?

Question: I am inquiring about overtime requirements for Flat Rate Pay (i.e. piece meal).  Is overtime supposed to paid to employees […]

Unemployment Claims: When Are Employers Liable?

Some unemployment claims are clear cut, in favor of either the displaced worker or the employer. Laid off full-time workers […]

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