Sexual harassment in the workplace can come in many different forms and have devastating effects on general well-being, mental health and job productivity. This blog is intended to briefly explain how sexual harassment is defined, and what you should do if you would like to take legal action.
When a small business owner reaches the point at which they are ready to bring in some much-needed help, it can prove to be equal parts exciting and unnerving. On the one hand, hiring new workers can mean freeing up more time and increasing productivity, while on the other hand it can mean having to invest considerable time in the interview and training processes.
In a series of ongoing posts, we've been discussing how even though employers may be intrigued by the prospect of having some college students join their team as unpaid interns during the summer break, they will nevertheless want to ensure they don't inadvertently expose themselves to potential liability by taking this step.
Last time, we discussed how with summer finally here, many college students will be seeking to secure paid or unpaid internships in order to gain some much-need experience in a field of interest.
With Memorial Day weekend upon us, it means college students will now be taking a long break from the rigors of their academic schedule and, of course, looking for something to do during their three-month respite.
In today's post, we'll conclude our ongoing discussion of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, the groundbreaking federal law that provides re-employment rights to all workers who temporarily leave their positions to perform some manner of military service.
In our last post, we started discussing the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, the landmark federal law that requires all employers -- no matter their size -- to place employees who have left to perform military service in the same position upon their return.
As a nation, we are eternally grateful to those brave men and women who have served or are currently serving in our nation's armed forces. As a sign of this gratitude, our nation is proud to provide veterans with access to healthcare, education and a host of other benefits, and to extend certain legal protections to those individuals who are currently serving.
It goes without saying that when an individual makes the monumental decision to start a small business, he or she will be confronted a host of vital tasks that must be accomplished in the short-term. Indeed, commercial space must be purchased or leased, shelves stocked with the necessary inventory, business formation documents executed and employees hired.
Sexual harassment, whether overt or subtle, is behavior that should not be tolerated in the workplace. Many victims, however, feel powerless to speak up against these offensive actions, so they do nothing.