An offer letter (written correctly) is your next step! An offer letter helps identify pay, position, exemption status, start date, benefits and other special circumstances or compensation arrangements. An offer letter confirms interest and acceptance of the position and can be very helpful when trying to recall special work arrangements. (more…)
When was the last time you up-dated your Employee Handbook? Not only are state, federal and local laws changing rapidly, so too is the technology shaping how people work today. It’s essential for employers to be pro-active and stay ahead of changes while allowing employees controlled freedom to do their job. Finding this balance can be difficult. If you regularly review and revise existing policies/procedures and freshen up your Employee Handbook it will define employee expectations and desired behavior.
The idea behind a severance agreement is that an employee agrees to take something of value to which he/she is not otherwise entitled. Paying severance is above and beyond what an employer is required to do. However, it is thought by most that a severance agreement that includes a full release of claims is the only way an employer can be reasonably sure it won’t be dealing with the terminated employee again. Of course…. this peace of mind comes with a price! (more…)
It’s summer…a time when many organizations traditionally bring in student interns. Many of these interns are unpaid with the idea that they are gaining valuable experience that will lead them to land future jobs. While the practice may be common in some industries, it has come under fire recently for federal and state laws. (more…)
Stop and think about all the things we can do with our smartphones. How did we ever live without them? Isn’t it crazy to think how much our phones have become a part of our lives? In many ways cell phones are great, but for employers, they can cause more grief than what they are worth. (more…)