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  • How do I keep my employees safe from COVID?
    Provide employees access to face masks and hand sanitizer. Communicate and update employees on CDC recommendations. Give information to employees regarding free covid test and vaccination access. Require vaccinations and booster shots as recommended by the CDC. Social distance in all common areas.
  • What do you do if an employee tests positive for COVID?
    Exposed employees must be excluded from work for at least five days after the last known close contact. Exclusion can end and exposed employees may return to the workplace after day 5 if symptoms are not present and a diagnostic specimen collected on day 5 or later tests negative.
  • What do you do if an employee is exposed to COVID?
  • As an employer can I demote an employee who has an ADA accommodation?
    All employees are required to perform the essential functions of their job with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Can an employer resend a job offer?
    Yes, for various reasons other than EEOC protected areas. There could be legal consequences you should talk to your General Counsel before proceeding.
  • Can an employer terminate an employee while on a protected leave?
    yes, an employer can terminate an employee while on a protected leave, such as FMLA and Worker’s Compensation. However, the employer must ensure that the employee is not being terminated because they used FMLA and Worker’s Compensation. You should check with your general counsel before proceeding with the termination.
  • What criteria should be used in selecting employees for a workforce reduction?
    The best course of action is to use an objective criterion such as seniority, productivity or sales numbers. Using an objective criterion will reduce the likelihood of you getting sued.
  • How long should a resume be?
  • Should you always negotiate your salary?
    Yes!
  • If I am being discriminated against in my workplace, how do I report it?"
  • Will I be able to collect unemployment benefits if I resign from my place of employment?
    In most cases the answer is no. However, if the employer’s actions left you no alternative but to resign your employment, example exposure to a hostile work environment, reduced work hours, change in work schedule, reduction in pay you may be able to collect your benefits after an adjudication hearing. Contact us for further information.
  • Can I be terminated while I am on FMLA?
  • Can I be terminated while on Worker’s Compensation?
  • Can my employer pay my coworker a different salary than me for the same job performance and equivalent education and work experience?
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