In the age of legalized marijuana, workplace drug testing has become more complicated. Here, David Smith, PhD, president and CEO of EASI•Consult®, takes another look at this issue in the wake of more than half of all U.S. states adopting some form of medical or recreational marijuana use.
A workplace shooting in California this summer is raising questions about a company’s responsibility for such on-the-job violence. Regardless of the outcome of this legal battle, David Smith, Founder and CEO of EASI•Consult®, says such instances can be avoided with some careful planning and attention to detail.
A White House proposal to merge the OFCCP with the EEOC has sparked a months-long fight over the fate of the agency. David Smith, Ph.D., President and CEO of EASI•Consult®, sifts through the debate to sort out where the federal agency now stands and what it could mean for government contractors.
Pay equity seems to be the latest buzz when it comes to workplace issues in companies large and small. But as Caroline Gibson, senior consultant for EASI•Consult®, points out, managing compensation doesn’t have to be so difficult.
The recent sex bias lawsuit against Google brings to light just how many tech giants seem to be struggling with gender discrimination. David Smith, Ph.D., president and CEO of EASI•Consult®, shares what companies across all industries can do to prevent similar legal challenges.
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.
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.