Employment Harassment

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Questions I frequently get asked have to do with harassment.

A lot of times employees complain about their bosses harassing them. Well harassment in a legal sense has a very specific meaning. Generally harassing is swearing, intimidating and doing things that are annoying to a person. In the employment context an employer has a lot of latitude in terms of they way they treat employees. It doesn’t make good business sense but Emily Post manners are not required of employers.Continue reading

What Do You Need In A Business Attorney?

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What are you looking for in a business or employment attorney?

Well I believe that the most important thing is an attorney who will give you the straight unvarnished truth about your legal predicament. Someone who will counsel you and advise you on how to proceed in a way that will maintain your bottom line and give you an economic solution to your problems.Continue reading

Written Policies for Your Small Business

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Many small business clients think they are too small to have written policies. They believe that’s for the big boys; the big companies. Companies that have their own human resources department.

In reality nothing can be farther from the truth. In fact when you are first starting out, policies are critically important so that you develop uniformity in your organization.Continue reading

Social Media & Potential Employees

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We live in a world of social media. Consequently employers often think that when they are looking to hire someone they should check them out on the.  Look at their Facebook page, their Twitter posts; look at their Google Plus accounts.

The result of that is that the employer opens themselves up for potential discrimination claims, because on those social media accounts employees often reveal things about themselves that an employer typically would not be entitled to know.Continue reading