Thursday, April 9, 2020

Opinion

⊕LEGAL: Hiring? Tips on using background checks, social media investigations and pre-employment testing

Hiring new employees can be an expensive, time-consuming task. An employer can be prepared with standard forms and interview questions, but still not have...

DOL issues rule on long-anticipated salary increases for exempt workers

An estimated 4.2 million salaried workers will be affected The Obama administration continues to rush a whole host of new, wide-ranging regulations as the final...

Viewpoint: Does voting really matter? An outline for elections, business parks and…food trucks?

And they’re off. Early voting for the May primary is underway and the anticipation – already – is just killing me. Who will win? How...

VIEWPOINT: On apartments and tough decisions

Last week, in a 4-to-1 vote, the much-disputed proposed rezoning that would open the doors for the construction of a student-focused housing development passed...

⊕LEGAL: Broad company policies can create big problems, whether in handbooks or not

Several recent cases dramatically illustrate the need for careful company drafting of its employment policies, even though some are not related to employee handbooks....

The “Parent Trap” – Is your Parental Leave Policy an invitation for trouble?

By Jeff Jones Special to the UCBJ Paid time off to bond with a newly arrived infant is a wonderfully generous (and rare) benefit, but it...