Social 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.
Fifty-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.
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 EASI•Consult® notes, those changes presented some unique challenges to HR professionals, many of which will continue to be issues in 2017.
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.
Wells 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®.
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,