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February 2013 Archives

Interviewing for a Job? Know Your Legal Rights

The economy is getting better and for many, that means they'll be hitting the job market for the first time in a long time.

The first step to landing a new job is to apply and interview for the position. But did you know that employment discrimination can arise even before you set foot in an interview room?

5 Ways to Prevent Valentine's Day Sexual Harassment Lawsuits

Valentine’s Day can become an issue for employers and employees alike.

As an employer, the last thing you want is an employment lawsuit stemming from an unfortunate incident on Valentine’s Day.

It’s wise to have a look at your workplace policies and send out an advisory to the employees a few days before Valentine’s Day. If you’re realizing now that you should have handled Valentine’s Day differently this year, here are a few things you should consider to prevent sexual harassment lawsuits next year:

What Is the FMLA? A Quick Fact Sheet

February marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Family Medical Leave Act. President Bill Clinton signed the FMLA into law in 1993. It took effect later that year.

What is the FMLA?

In a nutshell, the FMLA is a law that helps employees take sick or family leave. It gives eligible employees the right to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to care for a loved one. It also allows the employee to take that time for sick leave.