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  • The Fair Labor Standards Act: An Ultimate Guide

    December 7, 2022

    All companies must establish strong workplace policies regardless of size or industry. While protocols and procedures may vary on a case-by-case basis, all organizations must have fair labor practices. From exercising inclusivity, respect, and teamwork to following codes of ethics, employees and employers must comply and co-exist harmoniously. In addition to a safe workplace, all […]

  • All You Need to Know About the OSHA’s Workplace Safety Law

    November 30, 2022

    Generally speaking, all employees are much more productive in an environment where they feel safe and comfortable. Meanwhile, employers will have peace of mind if their teams are protected from various risks and dangers in the workplace. As the manager of your company, you should know by now that building a safe working environment is […]

  • A Legal Guide to Dating a Coworker: The Dos and Don’ts

    November 25, 2022

    Spending a third of the day at work eventually leads to strong connections with coworkers. Besides forming friendships that can last a lifetime, many also develop deep feelings and fall for each other. A survey showed that most employees had formed some office romance; 58% have been involved with a colleague, and 72% of those […]

  • The Great Resignation Explained: Facts, Figures, and Causes

    November 23, 2022

    In 2021, the world was still facing the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, like lockdowns and the global recession. This was also when the so-called Great Resignation started, which describes the elevated rate at which employees in the United States started quitting their jobs. There have been numerous opinions as to what is truly driving […]

  • Top Causes of Employee Turnover and How to Address Them

    October 10, 2022

    Employee retention can be a challenging ordeal for many companies. Think of sudden resignations leading to grueling hours of resume sorting, interviews, training sessions, and many more. Since recruiting can take up a significant amount of time and resources, retention should instead be the focus of employers and managers. Talents are one of—if not—the most […]

  • Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace: An In-Depth Look

    September 15, 2022

    Over the past few years, society has become more accepting of cultural, gender, and ethnic differences. This is highly evident in modern workplaces, now more inclusive of different people. Because of this development, employees can work in a safe space that allows them to perform at their best. While workplace diversity is definitely improving, there’s […]

  • A Wellness Guide to Mental Health in the Workplace

    August 24, 2022

    Mental health in the workplace is just as important as physical health. If you’re feeling anxious, stressed, or overworked, your performance will suffer, affecting the company’s performance, too. Mental health is often the first thing to give in when under stress. You may get overwhelmed and feel like you are not doing enough or don’t […]

  • Hiring People with Disabilities: Promoting Equal Work Opportunity

    August 10, 2022

    Most people with disabilities are determined and dedicated to living a productive and dignified life. Employment provides them with opportunities to be self-sufficient and valuable members of society. However, only 17.9% of people with disabilities were employed in the U.S. in 2020. This figure dipped from the 19.3% employment rate back in 2019. Attributing to […]

  • A Handy Guide to Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

    July 3, 2022

    In recent years, many have come forward about their experiences with sexual harassment, especially in the workplace. The office can be an avenue of discrimination, sexual harassment, and other serious matters with legal consequences that all employers and businesses must address. According to research, 69% of women have experienced sexual harassment in a professional setting, […]

  • Physically Assaulted by a Colleague? Here’s What You Need to Know

    June 26, 2022

    Ideally, the workplace should be a safe space for all employees, regardless of one’s beliefs and identity. However, the ideal doesn’t always manifest since the office can be a breeding ground for tension. When workers feel like they are way above their heads and have problems with projects, disputes may arise, potentially leading to serious […]

  • Independent Contractor vs. Regular Employee: What’s the Difference?

    June 1, 2022

    There are two common ways to go about when making a living: you may go the employee route, move up the ranks in the corporate ladder, and reach a position you desire; or, go the business route, where you try to make a name for yourself and become your own boss. These two routes can […]

  • Non-Compete Clauses: A Handy Guide

    April 28, 2022

    Employees must sign a contract before they begin their first official day at the workplace. For both them and the employer, this is an essential step that provides a clear understanding of how the partnership will work. The contract serves as a legally binding document that includes specific clauses that will help you retain your […]