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Employment Law Guidebook

Employment Law Handbook

The U.S. Department of Labor publishes a guidebook to provide businesses with general information on the laws and regulations that the Department enforces. The guidebook describes the statutes most commonly applicable to businesses and explains how to obtain assistance from the Department for complying with them.

Bad Checks - What to Do About Them?

Bad Checks. What to Do About Them

Why did the check bounce? Most often, it is because of a mistake by your customer. On rare occasions, it is the result of the bank's mistake. With a few simple steps, you can minimize the incidents and impact of NSF (non-sufficient funds) checks and associated "bad check" fees from your bank.

Employees' Use of Cloud Storage

Employees' Use of Cloud Storage

Your Business May Need an Explicit Privacy Policy

Employers are discovering that cloud storage services are a great way to access work-related data at home and on the road, and to collaborate with co-workers, especially those who work remotely.

Michigan Business Owners Beware of Mail Offers to Prepare Annual Corporate Minutes

Michigan Business Owners Beware of Mail Offer to Prepare Annual Corporate Minutes

Michigan law, like most states, requires corporations to prepare Annual Minutes. However, Michigan business owners should be aware of various mass mailing campaigns that contain forms that may be misconstrued as mandatory forms to be filled out and filed with the State of Michigan (see example below).

Should Your Business Have a Domestic Abuse Policy?

Should Your Business Have a Domestic Abuse Policy?

Domestic violence has been making news headlines lately, mainly because of the high-profile cases of the National Football League players Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and others. This publicity has drawn attention to the ambiguity surrounding the NFL’s established policy on domestic violence and other off-the-field transgressions by players.

Is Your Business Vulnerable to a Civil Rights Violation Complaint?

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits the creation of a hostile work environment based on the prohibited forms of discrimination, such as discrimination based on sex or race. To hold an employer liable for the harassment, the plaintiff must show that the work environment was so pervaded by discrimination that the terms of employment were altered. Isolated or trivial occurrences are not likely to be sufficient.