Archive for 'Tips of the Month'

How to Change Employment Policies Without “Pulling a Yahoo”

Written by Robert G. Brody and Rebecca Goldberg on March 18, 2013

Last month, Yahoo abruptly announced it was banning telecommuting, generating controversy among its employees and the general public.  More than 16,000 articles have been written about the ban, with some endorsing Yahoo’s recognition that onsite collaboration is important for innovation and others decrying Yahoo’s failure to accommodate working parents and reneging on its approval of […]

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Do You Face a Lawsuit from Mr. Mom?

Written by Robert G. Brody and Rebecca Goldberg on February 20, 2013

The number of men filing lawsuits claiming family responsibilities discrimination by employers has tripled.  The recession had a disproportionate impact on men, causing many to become the primary caregiver in the family, rather than the primary breadwinner.   As men take on increasing responsibility at home, employers need to be aware of their obligations with respect […]

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How to Avoid Your Company’s Own Fiscal Cliff

Written by Robert G. Brody and Rebecca Goldberg on January 17, 2013

As part of a package to avoid the dreaded Fiscal Cliff, Congress chose not to extend the “payroll tax holiday,” effectively decreasing employees’ paychecks by 2 percent.  Could this change create your own “fiscal cliff” by causing employees to depart in search of fairer compensation? The payroll tax holiday began in 2011 in an attempt […]

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New Year, New Minimum Wage?

Written by Robert G. Brody and Rebecca Goldberg on December 20, 2012

It’s almost New Year’s, and that means a spate of new laws will go into effect.  Before January 1, make sure you are familiar with any new employment laws in your locality.  Eleven states are ringing in the New Year with minimum wage increases: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, […]

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Check Your State’s Voting Time Law

Written by Robert G. Brody and Rebecca Goldberg on October 16, 2012

Most states have laws requiring employers to provide time off on Election Day for employees to vote.  If you are not familiar with your state law, now is the time to check. State laws vary in the specific requirements.  Many states, like Wisconsin, require time off without pay.  Other states, including New York, require the […]

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