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Considerations for Rehiring Employees

on Jul 31, 2019 10:40:00 AM By | Heather Kaiser, JD | 0 Comments | Legal hiring Management
Whether it’s a response to the tight employment market or seasonal employment rehiring, former employees are becoming more common. Rehiring employees can be beneficial to your organization, especially if they were strong contributors. You could save time and money since they are familiar with your business, and you do not need to provide them with the in-depth training required for onboarding new employees. A former employee also might have worked elsewhere since leaving your organization, which can be an opportunity to bring new skills, knowledge, and fresh ideas to your workplace.
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Dealing With A Divided Workforce: NLRB Clarifies Standard For Treating Union And Nonunion Workers Differently

on Jul 17, 2019 10:17:00 AM By | Hugh F. Murray, III and Peter Stergios | 0 Comments | Unions Legal Compliance Management NLRB
Under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), groups of employees are allowed to determine whether they wish to be represented by a union for purposes of collective bargaining, which sometimes results in businesses having both union and nonunion employees. How an employer treats its nonunion workforce in relation to its union workforce can impact employee morale and raise some significant legal issues. In the recent case of Merck, Sharp & Dohme Corp., 367 NLRB No. 122 (May 7, 2019), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) clarified and reaffirmed that for the most part, employers are free to treat union and nonunion workforces differently as long as the employer does not have an improper anti-union motive in doing so.
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Tips For When A Key Employee Moves To A Competitor

on Apr 24, 2019 10:28:00 AM By | Michael Faley | 0 Comments | Recruiting Legal
As with most things in life, you should hope for the best but plan for the worst in the event that a valued employee leaves to join a competitor. This article contains some helpful tips to keep in mind following such a move by a key employee.
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DOJ Vows Criminal Prosecution of Employee "No Poaching" Agreements

on Oct 5, 2017 4:17:41 PM By | Jonathan Crotty | 0 Comments | Legal Compensation Department of Justice
A few years ago, several Silicon Valley employers made news when they were accused of agreeing among themselves not to solicit each other’s programmers and software engineering employees. These employees are in high demand, and the alleged agreements were viewed as attempts to avoid salary battles as well as expenses involved in recruiting for employees who departed for another tech company.
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Will the FLSA Overtime Rule go into effect on December 1?

on Oct 19, 2016 9:39:45 AM By | Raquel DeSouza | 0 Comments | Blogs Human Resources FLSA Legal Original Content
Since the Department of Labor, DOL, announced the Overtime Final Rule on May 18 of this year, it’s faced an uphill political and legal battle.
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Understanding Tax Credits when Hiring a Person with Disabilities

on Oct 13, 2016 6:00:00 AM By | Hannah Weiss | 0 Comments | Blogs Labor & Industrial Insights Human Resources Legal
As an employer hiring a person with disabilities, it is imperative that you are aware of the disability tax credits available to businesses. Not only do these tax breaks increase the bottom line for your company, they are fairly easy to understand! There are three common types of disability tax credits: The Work Opportunity Tax Credit, Disabled Access Tax Credit and the Barrier Removal Tax Deduction. Additional disability tax credits may vary by state, so it’s a good idea to become familiar with state allowances or specifics as well.
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