Monthly Archives: January 2012

Doc of the Day: Just Because Your Employees Telecommute Doesn’t Mean You Get a Free Pass on Wage-Hour Laws

Fisher & Phillips reminds employers that offering workplace flexibility options to their employees — telecommuting, atypical hours, alternative work patterns, for example — does not give them a pass on complying with wage and hour laws: “Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act alone, thorny issues are presented by employees who spend less worktime on-premises… Read more »

Women-Owned Businesses: Federal Contracting Incentives for Women in Small Business

“Madeleine Albright said ‘there is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.’ It follows that there must also be a special place in hell for women who do not accept the help of entities, programs, and benefits specifically purposed to promote women and diversity in the business world.” (Incentives to… Read more »

Guns at Work: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (Just Leave Them in the Car)

“[In Texas] … public and private employers can no longer prohibit employees from storing legally possessed firearms in a locked vehicle parked in a designated public or private driveway, street, sidewalk or walkway, parking lot, parking garage, or other parking area. One notable effect of this new law is that employees can no longer be… Read more »

Your Business Needs a Social Media Policy: Here’s Why (and How)

“Businesses usually have their social media being managed by employees, independent contractors, or outside ‘experts’. The key to success with social media is to have many ‘connections’ with others and develop relationships with them. But, who really owns those connections and relationships? This is a question that has been brought to the forefront because of… Read more »