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ADA Handbook: A Primer for Small Business

While the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to all businesses with 15 or more employees, this handbook is intended primarily for businesses with 15 to 100 employees and smaller businesses expecting to expand to have at least 15 employees in the near future. It will provide you with an easy-to-read, overview of the basic employment provisions of the ADA as they relate to employees and job applicants. 


Employment Discrimination

Employment Discrimination laws seek to prevent discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, physical disability, and age by employers. The following links provide specific information on the various types of discrimination claims.


Employment Law Guide: Laws, Regulations, and Technical Assistance Services

This Guide describes the statutes and regulations administered by the Department of Labor (DOL) that affect businesses and workers. The Guide is designed mainly for those needing "hands-on" information to develop wage, benefit, safety and health, and nondiscrimination policies for businesses in general industry.  


I-9 Compliance

An I-9 online traning tutorial from the University of Michigan

Independent Contractors (1099 vs. W2)

Discussion of the legalities and viability of 1099 contractors vs. W2 employees for short and long term assignments.

Keep it Legal! Legal Issues in the Selection Interview

How can you ask questions in the selection interview that will keep you and your organization asking the right questions in the selection interviewing process. An ariticle from Monster Career Advice.


Key to Avoiding Wrongful Termination Suits...No Surprises!

Want to avoid employee lawsuits for “wrongful termination?” Then, listen up, because the answer is easier than you may think: No surprises.


Overtime Pay Requirements of the FLSA

This fact sheet provides general information concerning the application of the overtime pay provisions of the FLSA. 


Pension Law: An Overview

Pension Law is an important issue that is often overlooked. This article from Cornell University provides a brief overview of pension law.


Seven Costly Legal Myths About Managing Independent Contractors

In an effort to trim labor expenses, many businesses have cut costs by replacing employees with independent contractors. Some savings are certain--employers don't pay employment taxes to the IRS or benefits to these workers. But with independent contractors, the risks, and the hidden costs, may reduce or even wipe out the savings!


Top 10 Mistakes Employers Make

What are the biggest employee-related mistakes employers make these days? And how can you defuse these potential time bombs before they explode into costly disputes? Here’s a quick overview of the top 10 employer mistakes — and how to avoid them.


Understanding the Legalities of Flextime

In recent years, many companies have expanded flextime policies as a benefit to their employees. But, when it comes to flextime, there are a lot of elements to consider. From flextime liability to overtime risk, this article addresses these concerns.


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