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Social Networking or Solicitation? Courts Weigh in on LinkedIn Use

September 5th, 2017

LinkedIn no borderSocial media is certainly not a new topic in employment law. But, as David Smith, Ph.D.,  the president and CEO of EASI•Consult® highlights, the prevalence of online networking continues to raise legal questions, most recently about the use of LinkedIn by former employees.

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Navigating the Age Discrimination in Employment Act

July 31st, 2017

Over 60 no borderFifty-year-old legislation remains in place for the over-40 employee population, which is increasingly moving into the spots once occupied by baby boomers. David Smith, president and CEO of EASI•Consult®, reviews what the law means for older workers, the younger generations and the employers trying to balance them.

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Does Title VII Really Cover LGBT Discrimination?

June 6th, 2017

BooksThe question over what constitutes sexual discrimination may have employers and department heads scratching their heads. As David Smith, president and CEO of EASI•Consult®, points out, that confusion may come from the fact that the courts can’t come to an agreement over whether LGBT employees are protected under Title VII.

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2016: A Year of Employment Law Changes

May 2nd, 2017

52232e7c-3947-4f7b-9985-5cb42f9b8eb5Last year brought a wave of changes related to employment law. As David Smith, Ph.D., president and CEO of EASIConsult® notes, those changes presented some unique challenges to HR professionals, many of which will continue to be issues in 2017.  

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2016: A Year of Employment Law Changes

April 28th, 2017

521db64a-3ba2-4911-882d-eac7042380cbLast year brought a wave of changes related to employment law. As David Smith, Ph.D., president and CEO of EASI–Consult® notes, those changes presented some unique challenges to HR professionals, many of which will continue to be issues in 2017.

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Drug Testing in the Age of Medical Marijuana

April 3rd, 2017

Drug Test for PostDrug screenings have long been part of workplace policies, but the advent of legalized medical marijuana has gone head-to-head with the common practice of screening job candidates and employees, as David Smith, Ph.D., president and CEO of EASI•Consult® explains.

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Recent Class Action Lawsuits Point to Importance of Anti-Discrimination Policies

February 7th, 2017

9c595213-d07d-4c3c-a1a6-7c914e6a372aWells Fargo’s recent decision to settle a class action racial discrimination lawsuit illustrates how important it is for companies to be proactive in reviewing and updating their policies, and in fostering a work environment in which employees can express concerns without fear of retribution, says David Smith, president and CEO of EASI•Consult®.

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The Book, EEO Law, is Expansive but an Effective Tool

January 10th, 2017

eeo-book-bigWhile not for the casual reader, the third edition of EEO Law and Personnel Practices does provide a detailed account of the law’s history, says reviewer David Smith, president and CEO of EASI•Consult®.

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Finding the Best Applicant Fairly and Legally

December 5th, 2016

hiring-fairly-and-legallySorting through resumes and screening applicants to find the best person for the job while adhering to strict guidelines can be a daunting task. Dave Smith, President and CEO of EASI•Consult®, recounts a particularly challenging – but professionally rewarding – experience he had when a company’s advertisement for positions received far more responses than expected.

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Overtime Rules Change…Again

December 5th, 2016

timesheetEmployers across the country were busy restructuring in preparation for the new overtime rule that will no longer take effect on Dec. 1 as planned. Whether it is eventually put into place or thrown out altogether, David Smith, President and CEO of EASI•Consult®, says employers and business owners are now left with lots of questions about how to move forward with their workforce,

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