Q & A Tag

Q: May an employer be sued for refusing to provide a post-termination reference? A: Probably not, depending on the way the refusal is worded and to whom the refusal is communicated....

Q: Does a nonexempt employee need to be paid for time spent traveling from one work site to another during a workday? A: Yes. Any time spent by an employee in travel as part of his or her principal activity, such as travel from job site...

We have a problem with employees discussing their wages with each other. We would prefer they keep this confidential, and we’ve even informed them that disclosure of this information can result in termination. What else can we do to prevent these discussions from happening?...

We have a problem with employees discussing their wages with each other. We would prefer they keep this confidential, and we’ve even informed them that disclosure of this information can result in termination. What else can we do to prevent these discussions from happening?...

We need a Receptionist for just one day a week at our new, second location. My friend has one I can “borrow.” Can I do that and just pay my friend?...

We had a potential employee reach out for a position at our office. The candidate is from Ecuador. If we interview them, what can we ask this individual about being from Ecuador?...

Q: Can you tell me what the new IRS mileage rate is for 2023? A: Beginning on January 1, 2023, the standard mileage rate for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be 65.5 cents per mile driven for business use....

Q: I need your help with a question. When we give an employee a write-up and they refuse to sign it, what do I need to do/say? A: There are a number of options that can be deployed if an employee refuses to sign a disciplinary...

Q: I have an employee who wants to get the Hepatitis B Vaccine, which I’m required to offer and pay for due to her work duties possibly exposing her to Bloodborne Pathogens. How does that work? Does she choose where to go, or do I...

Q: I interviewed and offered someone a position at my business. Turns out, she is currently employed by a nearby business associate who is also my friend. The information she provided states she will not be leaving his office for another couple of months, and...