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3 Major Hiring Mistakes

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Friday, October 5, 2018

It’s exciting — and time-consuming — to prepare to bring a new member of the team on board. You’ve got to clear a budget, establish the role, acquire contract paperwork, determine a reporting structure, clear extra workspace and more!! But, in the midst of preparing applications and conducting interviews, make sure to avoid these three… Read more »

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How to keep an eye out for age discrimination at your workplace

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Thursday, September 27, 2018

There is a change happening in workforce demographics and it may require a change in how businesses work with their older workers. The summer of 2018 marked the 50 year anniversary of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and a new report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), says that employers can be at a… Read more »

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More businesses offer fur-ternity to pet-owner employees

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Friday, August 24, 2018

Many companies have started offering pet-based benefits to their employees. Adorably dubbed, “fur-ternity” or “paw-ternity,” the newest benefits trend allows employees to spend more time with a new animal they have adopted. Read on to learn more about the steps that should be taken to establish similar pet-based benefits. New York data company, mParticle, offers two weeks… Read more »

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How is recreational marijuana impacting employers?

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Friday, August 3, 2018

In 2017, 64 percent of Americans said marijuana use should be legal, according to a Gallup poll. Medical marijuana is now legal in 29 states and Washington D.C. The use of recreational marijuana is legal in nine states. As public opinion and state laws shift to accept marijuana use, should employers follow suit? The increasing legalization… Read more »

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Avoiding discrimination lawsuits in large organizations

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Friday, July 13, 2018

For many successful, large organizations, growth of the company means the expansion of a wider range of employee backgrounds. With many diverse backgrounds, cultural and behavioral differences may cause confusion and frustration in the workplace. Large organizations must take cautious steps in protecting the well-being and security of all employees. Doing so, they can protect… Read more »

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When should you investigate a sexual harassment claim?

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Thursday, July 5, 2018

One thing to remember about sexual harassment: it is about power, not sex. Victims are usually highly avoidant and unwilling to report such instances, which is why a large percentage of sexual harassment claims go unreported. In situations where you have a serial harasser, such claims may not come out of the woodwork until years… Read more »

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Court rules in favor of 7-Eleven in employment case

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Friday, April 20, 2018

Employers in New York and throughout the country may struggle with how to label their workers. In a case filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, four 7-Eleven franchisees claimed that they were employees of the company. The case was filed in November 2017, and it claimed that all… Read more »

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New York considers a law to ban after hours work email

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Monday, April 9, 2018

Business Insider reports that the city is working on a new law to limit after hours email expectations for employees. The bill would make it illegal to require employees to check email outside of their regular workday, with a fine for offending companies. Requirements vs. expectations While the law is a new angle concerning employee hours… Read more »

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