Human Resources Law for Employers

As an employer, it is very important for you to assess employee performance to ensure that they are achieving established performance standards. Where ... read more
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Employer Privacy In the Workplace FAQs
What about the privacy of employees' medical records? What can an employer do to monitor employees? Q: What about the privacy of employees' medical records? A:Laws protect the confidentiality of such records, and an employer has to be extremely careful as to how privacy issues are handled. Issues can ... Read more

Employer Job Applicant and Interview FAQs
Can an employer refuse to hire a pregnant job applicant? Can an employer refuse to hire someone because of a criminal conviction? Can an employer require an applicant to take a polygraph test? Can an employer require psychological and drug testing for prospective employees? What questions can an employer ... Read more

Employer At Will Employment FAQ
Does an employerneed to tellemployees why they're being fired? Doesan employee have the right to representation by a lawyer during an investigatory interview? Is an employee handbook an "employment contract?" What can an employer do about challenging unemployment benefits? What does "at will" employment ... Read more

Employment Law Help in Vermont
Federal laws protect workers in the United States, but some laws - such as minimum wage - vary by state. Here's an overview of issues in Vermont. The Hiring Process Laws against discrimination come into play as soon as a "help wanted" ad is published. It's illegal for companies to state that they prefer ... Read more

Social Recruiting: Employers Are Looking for You
Even if you've never used one, you've undoubtedly heard about social networking web sites, like Twitter and Facebook. They're used by millions of people all over the world to stay connected with family and friends. They're not just for entertainment anymore, though. Today, social sites are being used ... Read more

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OMG! Are you pregnant? What not to ask in an interview.

If you’re a business owner, you know there are a lot of topics that come up during a job interview, and most of them are innocent enough. But sometimes, even the most innocent questions can have ... Read more


In order to pursue a valid claim against an employer for a hostile workenvironment, a claimant will need to prove that intimidating, offensive, or abusive behavior occurred at a level that would ... Read more


The United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has published updates to Section 1877 of the Social Security Act, commonly referred to as the Stark Law. The “Physician Self ... Read more

New Form Required for Employment Background Checks on Employees and Applicants

Employers which use a third party to perform background checks, whether for job applicants or employees, must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) procedures. Failing to comp ... Read more

The Importance of Harassment Prevention Training

Sexual harassment claims continue to cost employers hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars in settlements and verdicts. Even innocent-seeming repartee among fellow employees can pose big r ... Read more

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