The month of September brings cooler temperatures, changing leaves and the promise of equal employment opportunities wrapped up in the EEO-1 report for a number of employers. The EEO-1 report, formally known as the "Employer Information Report", must be submitted and certified by Tuesday, September 30, 2014. This required form is completed by employers to provide a count of current employees based on job category, ethnicity, race and gender.
Many areas regarding employment law are fairly black and white due to the highly regulated nature of the business. However, there are some aspects of employment law which are endless shades of gray. Two of the most common "gray" areas include "reasonable accommodations" and "proper classification of independent contractors."
Internships are an excellent way to facilitate success for today's workload and tomorrow's workforce. Offering internships at your company adds value and provides many positive benefits for your organization. However, gaining knowledge of the risks and rewards of internships, including the lingering question of paid versus unpaid interns, will help safeguard your company and your employees.
We have all been there - a "to do" list with nothing checked off and additional duties added by the hour. It may be easy to get stuck in a rut of checking the easy tasks off of your list. However, the real key to success in any workplace is personal time management.
In today's connected world, most employers have grasped the importance of email communications. Very rarely do we send letters or even communicate via telephone. The much simpler solution seems to be sending email communications. It is imperative to understand the basics of email etiquette whether for business or personal use.