Randy J. Harvey, PhD, JD Attorney at Law June 30, 2015 The Pledge of Allegiance One Patriot’s View Forward: The Pledge of Allegiance was originally written by Francis Bellamy (1855-1931) and Modified by U.S. History following two great wars to end all wars. It is often delivered in the sing-song rhythm used to teach it […]
[youtube id=”0D8UHSKm6dU”] Questions I frequently get asked have to do with harassment. A lot of times employees complain about their bosses harassing them. Well harassment in a legal sense has a very specific meaning. Generally harassing is swearing, intimidating and doing things that are annoying to a person. In the employment context an employer […]
[youtube id=”rZmIwZTJSv0″] What are you looking for in a business or employment attorney? Well I believe that the most important thing is an attorney who will give you the straight unvarnished truth about your legal predicament. Someone who will counsel you and advise you on how to proceed in a way that will maintain […]
Every state in America, except Montana and the territory of Puerto Rico,has a default rule known as “at-will” employment. Which allows employees or the employer to terminate employment at any time for any reason that does not violate the law or certain public policies.
There is currently no national law establishing an employee right to privacy. Public employees have a right to privacy based on the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution; however, private employees’ rights to privacy generally relies on state law. This article provides a general overview.
Progressive discipline should be viewed as teaching as much as it is discipline. Unfortunately, what passes for progressive discipline is really a Regressive Discipline process that frustrates leaders and angers employees because it punishes rather than coaches employees to improve.
[youtube id=”uAV9RsLuELM”] Many small business clients think they are too small to have written policies. They believe that’s for the big boys; the big companies. Companies that have their own human resources department. In reality nothing can be farther from the truth. In fact when you are first starting out, policies are critically important […]
[youtube id=”WOrqEiDu-8c”] We live in a world of social media. Consequently employers often think that when they are looking to hire someone they should check them out on the. Look at their Facebook page, their Twitter posts; look at their Google Plus accounts. The result of that is that the employer opens themselves up […]
Recent surveys demonstrate that nearly 92% of employers use criminal background checks for employment decisions. Public employers often have prescribed statutory background check requirements. Because a criminal background check (CBC) conducted by private companies are most often used by employers, employers need to be aware of their responsibility to obtain prior authorization from the prospective […]
NO SURPRISES It is no surprise that a problem employee’s performance issues are not the sole source of angst for an employer. Sometimes that problem employee seeks to protect their deficient performance by filing claims for a host of other issues that give the errant employee protected status. Perhaps they claim to be harassed by […]