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Do You Employ Foreign Workers?

October 31, 2014

Do You Employ Foreign Workers

We celebrate the fact that geographic boundaries are being erased as employers choose to locate their offices across the globe and workers migrate to find suitable occupations. These changes require both employers and employees to be aware of the laws and regulations which govern such relocations. This topic is vast and encompasses a great deal,Read full story…

Keeping Records for OSHA

October 29, 2014

OSHA

Also known as the OSHA 300 Log, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires companies to record and maintain data on workplace injuries and illnesses for five years. Certain serious injuries must be reported to OSHA within a short period of time of their occurrence. Last month, OSHA issued revisions to the existing recordkeepingRead full story…

Issues with Accommodating Disabilities

October 28, 2014

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. As the month comes to a close, it is fitting that we review some recent landmark cases which involve the issue of disability accommodation in the workplaces. The first is the case of a hospital employee who went missing from duty for four hours. He faced termination forRead full story…

Writing an effective job description

October 24, 2014

Writing an effective job description

Most of us are familiar with the nuances of drafting an expression of interest (or a cover letter) which describes why we are particularly interested in a specific job. This is supposed to showcase our skills and experience, and project an ideal suitability with the requirements of the job tasks. Writing a job description isRead full story…

Compliance Check List for California Employers-2

October 24, 2014

california law

In our previous post, Compliance Check List for California Employers – 1, we covered ten of the new employment-related bills enacted by California. Unless stated otherwise, these laws take effect on the 1st of January 2015. It is a ‘now or never’ situation for employers who want to stay compliant with state regulatory requirements andRead full story…