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

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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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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Managing Workplace Immigration

November 1st, 2016

Employment Laws

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.

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Is There a Price to Pay for Offering Unpaid Internships?

October 6th, 2016

In what appears to be a gfe46ee9d-81a3-43ab-a758-7f937efd3481rowing 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 EASIConsult®, highlights how companies can offer unpaid internship programs without fear of being sued. 

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If You Aren’t Offering LGBT Training, You May Want To

August 2nd, 2016

As a result of rece4b2059fb-8b9b-4fb5-801a-d358ccca7436nt EEOC action, employers should take a close look at tolerance for LGBT employees at their workplaces, says David E. Smith, founder and CEO of EASIConsult®

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What Do the New Overtime Rules Mean For You?

June 7th, 2016

New overtime regulationb4da227e-ceb5-4cd6-9e9c-4435ddaacacfs will change how employers hire and pay their employees, and the result may mean smaller paychecks for some full-time workers.

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