Tag: Legal and Compliance

Best practices for investigating whether your employee was hurt at work

When it comes to workplace injuries, many states provide specific guidance for reporting injuries by both employees and employers. As an employer, you must remember that to properly manage a workers’ compensation claim, you should report the injury as soon as your employee notifies you that it occurred and immediately start your investigation, especially if […]

NLRB’s decision on mandatory arbitration ‘levels the playing field’ for employers

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) August 14 decision on employers’ use of mandatory arbitration agreements provides clarity and helps companies conduct business “without having to walk on eggshells,” according to the lead attorney arguing the employer’s case before the Board. The Board’s decision in Cordua Restaurants, Inc., was the first NLRB case on mandatory […]

Navigate high-stakes challenges of employee medical, recreational marijuana use

Ensure your agency has a drug use policy in place and enforces it consistently to help protect against the many legal challenges presented by the growing legalization of marijuana. Thirty-three states, Washington D.C., Guam and Puerto Rico have approved public medical marijuana programs. In 10 states, recreational use also is legal. Specifics of these laws […]

Maintain caution around joint employment issues after previous ruling reinstated

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has changed its stance and will now, once again, find that two or more entities are joint employers of a single workforce if they share or determine together matters governing the essential terms and conditions of employment. The recent change means that an employer could be a “joint employer” […]