The 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.
Last 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.
Drug 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.
While 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®.
Sorting 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.
Employers 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,
The debate over immigration has been reignited in recent months by presidential candidates, each declaring what he or she would do if elected. But David Smith, President and CEO of EASI•Consult®, explains why employers shouldn’t wait until November to start thinking about their process for verifying employment eligibility.
In what appears to be a growing trend, companies are being hit with lawsuits from unpaid interns claiming they are owed wages, and the litigation has many organizations on guard. But Dave Smith, Ph.D., president and CEO of EASI•Consult®, highlights how companies can offer unpaid internship programs without fear of being sued.
As a result of recent EEOC action, employers should take a close look at tolerance for LGBT employees at their workplaces, says David E. Smith, founder and CEO of EASI•Consult®.