Question We’ve hired someone to help out with some end-of-year tasks, and they’ll be leaving shortly after the new year. Can we pay them as an independent contractor since the...Read More
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How should we handle returning personal belongings to a terminated employee? Can we pack them up for the employee?
Question How should we handle returning personal belongings to a terminated employee? Can we pack them up for the employee? Answer You may pack personal belonging for the employee or...Read More
What is the minimum amount of time that a salaried exempt employee must work to be paid for the entire day?
Question What is the minimum amount of time that a salaried exempt employee must work to be paid for the entire day? Answer If an exempt employee does any work,...Read More
Question Given the COVID-19 pandemic, should we cancel our annual holiday party? Answer We would certainly recommend not having an in-person event this year, which could put your company, employees,...Read More
As COVID-19 infection rates continue to climb, it’s imperative that organizations respond quickly when an employee is diagnosed. Here are the steps employers should take: Notify Employees Employees should be...Read More
An employee says he cannot shave his beard for religious reasons. What is the best way to handle this?
Question Our appearance policy has not been well-enforced in the past but requires all employees to be clean-shaven. One of our employees says he cannot shave his beard due to...Read More
Question Can we require that employees give notice before quitting? Answer Requiring departing employees to give notice could jeopardize their at-will status (if applicable). To avoid this, we recommend requesting...Read More
Due to COVID-19, this year’s election may be especially challenging. Long lines, distant ballot drop boxes, and childcare arrangements may add to the time people need away from work to...Read More