Employers often have dress codes for their employees, especially if those employees are public-facing and interact with customers. However, like any employment policy, a dress code can cause an employer headaches if the employer does not enforce the policy...
A social enterprise is an organization – either for-profit or nonprofit – that is committed to a social mission, while also following the market-driven approach and financial principles needed to run a sustainable business. In other words, if you’re...
The increasing movement to cell phones and away from landline phones presents significant marketing opportunities. It also presents a host of legal challenges.  Per the National Center for Health Statistics, as of June 2020, less than 1% of U.S. households with...
As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provided loans to businesses to keep their workforce employed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Backed and run by the Small Business Administration (SBA), the...
You have let an underperforming or even bad acting employee go. Should you oppose their application for unemployment benefits? Of course, it depends on the individual situation, but there are some common considerations, some of them not always obvious to...
“All politics is local,” former U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill is said to have made famous (even though he did not originate it). We are not quite there yet with employment laws, but increasingly state and even local...
“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat.” -Sheryl Sandberg Picking a rocket ship isn’t as easy as the quote would make it seem. Sure, if a company raises a boatload of capital, it is at...
According to a recent poll by the Society for Human Resource Management, about a third of workers reported that they are or have been in a relationship with a coworker. The number is not surprising when you think about...