As Sindy packs for France, I find myself daydreaming about the viability of taking our business across the pond. A quick internet search leads me to two conclusions: (1) we wouldn’t have a clue because the laws are so drastically different and (2) our employer clients should feel very fortunate to be located here in the U.S., even in [...]
With summer approaching, employers and parents alike are asking about the rules governing the employment of teens. (Having a 15 year old daughter with a sudden passion for international travel, I am particularly interested in the topic.) The regulations set forth in Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4109 include a number of requirements that employers in particular need to be [...]
Traditionally, older workers have feared for their jobs during uncertain economic times. It appears, however, that younger workers should be more concerned. The unemployment rate for employees between the ages of 25 and 34 was 9.6% in April 2009, up from 4.9% a year earlier. For those ages 55 and older, the unemployment rate was 6.2% in April [...]
That’s the message I walked away with after attending Korman Jackson & Krantz’ recent employment law breakfast briefing. While employers wish it weren’t so, it is likely that some form of the EFCA will pass, making it easier for unions to organize. But employers need not stand by helplessly. Now is the time to assess [...]
Former employees of Houston's are suing the restaurant for violating federal wiretapping laws and for breach of privacy after they were fired for their musings on a password-protected MySpace page.
According to a recent NPR piece, one out of five employers are trolling social network sites like Facebook and My Space to check out potential employees. And why not? On-line name searches and profiles on social media sites reveal all kinds of information that can be help vet potential employees. (Is it understandable that a [...]