Category Archives: General Business

May 22, 2017  |   By Jay Musselwhite →

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

Posted in Best HR Practices, Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Featured, General Business, Pregnancy, Respectful Workplace   |  

Mar 28, 2017  |   By Jay Musselwhite →

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

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Nov 29, 2016  |   By Amy Thomson →

The New FLSA Salary Threshold for Exempt Employees On Hold for Now: What Should Employers Do?

In case you hadn’t heard, on November 22, 2016, a federal judge prohibited the U.S. Department of Labor’s new regulation from taking effect on December 1, 2016.  The regulations would have, but for the Court’s injunction, increased the salary threshold for exempt employees from $455 per week to $913 per week. The injunction applies in all fifty states and is in place until further notice.      Continue reading

Posted in Featured, General Business, Minimum Wage, Overtime, Wage Payment, Worker Classification   |  

Nov 15, 2016  |   By Amy Thomson →

The New FLSA Salary Threshold for Exempt Employees: Are You Prepared for the Impending Changes?

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor published a new rule that will increase the salary requirements for “exempt” employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The time for complying with the new rule is just around the corner – the regulation goes into effect on December 1, 2016 regardless of the pending new presidential administration. What must you know as an employer and     Continue reading

Posted in Benefits and Benefits Administration, Fair Labor Standards Act, Featured, General Business, Hiring and On-boarding, Overtime, Uncategorized, Wage Payment, Worker Classification   |  

Nov 9, 2016  |   By Amy Thomson →

Capturing Pay Data: Are You Ready for the New EEO-1 Reporting Requirements?

For employers who are required to file an annual EEO-1 report, beginning in March 2018, the EEOC will also require those employers to report various types of pay data on their employees. The new rule changes the scope of the data that must be reported, the timing of the data collection, and the reporting deadline. Who is Affected? Private employers with 100 or more employees     Continue reading

Posted in Best HR Practices, Document Retention, Fair Labor Standards Act, Featured, General Business, Hiring and On-boarding, Labor Relations, Wage Payment, Worker Classification   |  

Oct 11, 2016  |   By Amy Thomson →

Avoiding an Election Day Headache: Balancing Your Employees’ Right to Vote with Your Company’s Needs

Mercifully, the elections are just around the corner. Your employees may request time off to vote. How do you balance the need to have your business staffed and operating smoothly against your employees’ right to vote? Do you have to allow employees to take time to vote during the work day? If you do, how much time do they need and does it have to     Continue reading

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Sep 22, 2016  |   By Todd Stanton →

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016: Is Your Organization Complying with the Notice Requirement?

The Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) of 2016 that became effective May 11, 2016 creates a federal private cause of action for trade secret misappropriation and provides remedies including injunction, damages, exemplary damages up to two times the amount of damages for willful and malicious appropriation, and reasonable attorney’s fees for the prevailing party under certain circumstances. But it also provides immunity to employees who     Continue reading

Posted in Document Retention, Employee Performance Management, Featured, General Business, Supervisor Training, Uncategorized   |  

Sep 12, 2016  |   By Manori de Silva →


If you are an American seeking to do business in Europe, or vice versa, it is useful to have an overview of the cultural and legal differences between the two continents to understand how these impact the respective work cultures.  As each state in the U.S. and each country in Europe has its own quirks, it would be impossible to cover all variables.  This series     Continue reading

Posted in Featured, General Business, Immigration, International, Wage Payment   |  

Aug 29, 2016  |   By Todd Stanton →

“I Need to Keep Track of What?”

In 2010, the EEOC received a complaint that Crothall Services Group was using criminal background checks and criminal history to make hiring decisions that had a “disparate impact” on African-Americans, Hispanics, and male applicants – that is, even though the criteria was facially non-discriminatory, the criteria disproportionally affected certain protected groups.  Before reaching whether Crothall’s selection criteria had such an impact, though, the EEOC came     Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Featured, General Business, Hiring and On-boarding, Respectful Workplace   |  

Aug 5, 2016  |   By Todd Stanton →

Stanton Law Radio Time!

Manori de Silva is taking on the International Sector at Stanton Law. Qualified as an attorney in England (solicitor) and the United States, she uses her understanding of cultural differences to help European companies to do business in the United States. She also helps American companies navigate the complex web of worker protections in Europe. Click here to check out Todd and Manori on air with Atlanta’s Business Radio!         Continue reading

Posted in Fair Labor Standards Act, Featured, General Business, Hiring and On-boarding, Immigration, Labor Relations, Respectful Workplace, Uncategorized, Wage Payment   |