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Tips to make sure your internships comply with the FLSA

When you hire college students or other workers for unpaid internships, it is important to make sure that you comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA regulates internships in the United States to ensure that employers are not misclassifying workers as interns instead of employees to avoid paying them. Your interns’ tasks, hours and level of supervision determine whether they are entitled to pay as employees. The FLSA also states that interns must receive “beneficial learning” from their internship.

Update your employee handbook

As the new year developed, you probably had a busy January. It's a time of year to review strategies, make new projections, and evaluate performance. If your business has taken on employees, it's also a good time of the year to update your employee handbook to reflect the changes in both your business and law.

The hazards of playing hooky

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protects a worker's livelihood when they need to go on leave for family or medical reasons. It is a fairly self-descriptive law. The law however does not protect you from being terminated for using your leave for something other than recovery.

Women’s viewpoints on workplace discrimination in 2017

Gender discrimination is a widely debated subject. Many women sense that they are treated differently in their workplace than men. However, other women believe that discrimination is either fictional or necessary. Regardless of where you personally stand on the issue, researchers dedicated their efforts last year to take a snapshot of American opinions.

What Are Your Employees’ Rights? FMLA Facts To Know

As an employer, do you know what are your responsibilities under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? You may think you know everything there is to know about the law, but recent modifications could leave you doing the wrong thing and not even being aware of it. Here’s the complete picture of what the FMLA stipulates for employers. First, let’s go over the basics:

Should an employer investigate an FMLA leave?

FMLA is a great resource for employees who need it. If they’re experiencing family changes, health problems or other concerns the Family and Medical Leave Act provides a break from work to get things back on track. By providing a needed break, the idea is that an employee can take care of matters at home, then return to work without interruption.