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Halloween is a Scary Time for Employers

I have always been fascinated when the shy people that I know suddenly become exhibitionists when it comes to donning Halloween costumes. Whether it is a sexy French maid costume from Victoria’s Secret or Captain Underpants® (from the Dreamworks movie), adult costumes have become much edgier. Those costumes are perfectly fine at a private party … Continue Reading

Cyberattack: All Eyes On HR

Ransomware attacks are on the rise. Tuesday, a massive ransomware attack hit global businesses around the world. Last month, the worldwide cyberattack WannaCry affected more than 300,000 computers in over 150 countries. These are just the latest in a string of cybersecurity incidents that have threatened not only the confidentiality of company information, but the … Continue Reading

Florida’s Medical Marijuana Constitutional Amendment Takes Effect Today

The Florida Medical Marijuana Legislative Initiative (also known as Amendment 2), passed with 71% of the popular vote on November 8, 2016.  Amendment 2 allows the medical use of marijuana for individuals with certain debilitating medical conditions as determined by a licensed Florida physician.  Because Amendment 2 is silent as to its effective date, under … Continue Reading

What Employers Need to Know about Zika

The Zika virus — a disease spread primarily through mosquito bites — continues to make international headlines. While the virus is not new, it is new to the Americas. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), outbreaks have been reported in at least 51 countries or territories. Brazil has been the country most affected … Continue Reading

My Top Ten Ways to Avoid Being Sued in 2016

I love this time of year. For some magical reason, everyone’s mood changes and smiles appear. Perhaps it’s their pending vacation or the chance to spend quality time with friends and family. So, in the spirit of the holidays, here is my gift to all our readers.   Drum rolls please . . .  TEN WAYS TO AVOID GETTING … Continue Reading

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy – 10 Tips for Protecting Your Business

Do you allow employees to access company data using their personal portable electronic devices instead of company-issued devices? For example, do employees use their smart phones to contact customers and store customer contact information, preferences, etc., on their phones? When these employees quit or are terminated, have you implemented measures to ensure your customer lists … Continue Reading

¿Algunos de sus empleados hablan Español? [Do some of your employees speak Spanish?] If so, NLRB’s Employee Rights Poster is Now Available in Spanish

As discussed in an earlier post, NLRB Postpones Notice-Posting Rule Until January 31, 2012, employers subject to the National Labor Relation Board’s jurisdiction are required to post a notice notifying employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act by January 31, 2012.  If 20% or more of your employees are not proficient in English, … Continue Reading

NLRB Issues Final Rule Requiring Posting of Notice to Employees

On August 25, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a Final Rule that requires employers subject to the NLRB’s jurisdiction (union and nonunion) to post a notice notifying employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act.  The notice, which must be posted by November 14, 2011, will inform employees of their … Continue Reading
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