Author Archives: Jay Musselwhite

About Jay Musselwhite

Jay has 12 years of experience in print, web and branding, and holds a degree in Graphic Design and Journalism from Auburn University. He brings a diverse set of skills to the table, drawing on experience from interactive and branding agencies, as well as internal marketing teams such as SunTrust Banks, Turner Interactive and Kimberly-Clark. Well versed in copywriting, print design and online media, Jay plays a key role in solidifying company strategy and translating it into an effective, high-end finished product.

When an Employee Suffers a Loss: Is Bereavement Leave Required?

In March 2017, bills were introduced to the House and Senate that would include the death of a child as a qualifying event under the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). Parents who are eligible employees who work for qualified employers could take up to twelve (12) weeks of unpaid leave to mourn the loss of a child. In the meantime, there are few if any     Continue reading

The New Form I-9: What Employers Need to Know

Employers were required to begin using the revised Form I-9 (now dated 11/14/2016) on January 22, 2017. With a new administration in the White House promising to crack down on illegal immigration controls and focus on employer accountability, as well as the increase in potential penalties for hiring people not authorized to work in the U.S., it is important that you use the new form     Continue reading

Transgender Employees in the Workplace: Beyond the Public Restroom Debate

Transgender issues are in the news as of late, most notably surrounding transgender individuals and the use of public restrooms. What would you, as an employer, do if an issue involving a transgender employee were to arise in your workplace? What happens if a transgender employee wants to use the restroom of her choice and another employee objects? Or how will you apply a dress     Continue reading