Posts tagged Employment & Labor
Workplace Discrimination – And What You Need to Know About It

Season 3, Episode 26 – Let’s start with what we all know: Workplace discrimination is illegal. Now, let’s look at what actions are specifically considered discriminatory in the workplace. That part is not always clear. As an employee, what are your rights? And what does the employer also need to know? Whichever side of the paycheck you’re on, this podcast episode is for you. Listen in as JDSA attorney Kellen Norwood talks in-depth about Workplace Discrimination – And What You Need to Know About It.

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Are You Asking Illegal Interview Questions?

Season 3, Episode 24 – In a job interview, there are always three parties involved; the hiring manager, the applicant, and the law. So why is the law part of the interview? Simply stated: Because in any job interview, there are several questions an employer cannot legally ask a potential employee. So, can you ask about a person’s accent? How many kids they have? Have they ever been in jail, done drugs, or like to drink? To find out the things that could get a company into trouble - and what an applicant can do in an awkward interview situation, listen in to this podcast episode featuring JDSA attorney Kellen Norwood as he discusses Common Interview Questions That Are Actually Illegal.

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Arbitration – The Impact of Employment Dispute Resolution Agreements

Season 3, Episode 16 – The Epic Systems case is a recent United States Supreme Court decision that could have a significant impact on businesses and employees throughout the country. But is it good or bad for you? The Supreme Court has ruled that companies can use an arbitration clause in an employment contract. So, instead of going to court, employees may have to resolve disputes with their employer through arbitration. Is this good for employees? Or is it entirely lop-sided, and all in the favor of the company? This makes for a hot topic, and why you want to hear this podcast episode. Listen in as JDSA attorney Colleen Frei explains the new U.S. Supreme Court ruling and how it can affect you, in Arbitration – The Impact of Employment Dispute Resolution Agreements.

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Tips for Creating an Effective Employee Handbook

Season 3, Episode 9 – Instructions aren’t just for assembling the patio furniture. In business, your company’s Employee Handbook is your instruction manual for success. But what goes in your Employee Handbook? What are the should-includes, the must-haves, and the you-can’t-dictate-thats? Does your company’s Employee Handbook really need to be more than dress code, work hours, and where the fire exits are found? Do you need to speak with an attorney? Or can you write it yourself? In this second of two-parts podcast, JDSA attorney Todd Kiesz turns the page on Tips for Creating an Effective Employee Handbook.

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Employee Handbooks – And Why They're Important

Season 3, Episode 8 – First day on the job. It is daunting for anyone. A new employee has a lot to absorb, and a business owner has high expectations. What can help things go smoothly for the employee and the employer? Item number one: the Employee Handbook. A clearly written Employee Handbook is also a valuable resource detailing an employer’s expectations, company regulations, dress code, accepted behavior, and more. When everyone is on the same page, the employment story can properly take place. In this first of a two-part podcast, JDSA attorney Todd Kiesz opens the book on Employee Handbooks – And Why They’re Important. *This is Part 1 in a two-part series regarding employee handbooks.

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Are You a Farm Labor Contractor? The Answer May Surprise You.

Season 3, Episode 1 – Agriculture is big business in many rural areas of the country. And when you hire farm laborers, you may actually be a farm labor contractor. So what does this mean? How does this affect you as an employer and business owner? There are important rules about how farm laborers are to be treated, big fines if you don’t comply with applicable laws, and—of course—paperwork to properly file along the way. Ready to learn more? Listen to this podcast episode as JDSA attorney Lindsey Weidenbach presents: Are You a Farm Labor Contractor? The Answer May Surprise You.

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