Celebrate Women’s Equality Day by Knowing Your Workplace Rights

Women’s Equality Day, Friday, August 26, commemorates the day in 1920 when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified as law, giving women the right to vote. Although great strides have been made in equality, women in the workplace still struggle.

The first step in closing the gender gap is to know your […]

By |August 26th, 2016|Employment Law|0 Comments

NEW LABOR REGULATIONS INCREASE EMPLOYERS’ BURDENS

On May 18, 2016 the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule regarding overtime payment qualifications under the Fair Labor and Standards Act (the “FLSA”). The rule is to be effective as of December 1, 2016 and it raises the required salary amount that an employee must be paid if that employee is […]

By |June 14th, 2016|Employment Law, Selling Advice|0 Comments

TIPS FOR DEFENDING AGAINST CHICAGO COMMISSION ON HUMAN RELATIONS DISCRIMINATION CASES

Are you an employer who has just received an employment discrimination complaint from the Chicago Commission on Human Relations? Are you wondering what to expect from the process? It is important to first acknowledge the gravity of your situation. Even if these claims are completely unfounded, you need to properly respond to them to avoid […]

By |May 13th, 2015|Employment Law, Jackson Counsel|0 Comments

Workers’ Compensation: What Is It and What Benefits Does It Provide?

You’ve been a faithful employee at a local restaurant and have dedicated 20 years to great customer service and providing fine dining. One day you go to the doctor for a routine check-up and discover that you have lung cancer; you’ve never smoked a day in your life, but the restaurant permits smoking and 20 […]

By |May 5th, 2015|Employment Law, Jackson Counsel|0 Comments

Top 3 Legal Danger Zones for Businesses Using Social Media

Over the years, social media has quickly taken the reign as one of the most utilized marketing tools of businesses, both large and small. Its efficiency and effectiveness, mixed with its low-cost, has caused many businesses to directly implement social media as not only a marketing tool, but as a tool to drive customer engagement.

Indeed, […]

Employee vs. Independent Contractor: Are You In Compliance?

Since the economic downturn began in 2008, companies have been creatively looking to “trim the fat” when it comes to expenses. The recession, coupled with increased business regulations and health care reform has led businesses to continue expense-minimization efforts.

One way this has been achieved is by classifying workers as independent contractors rather than employees. The […]

By |September 20th, 2014|Employment Law, Selling Advice|0 Comments