Why Remote Employees are More Productive and How to Help Them Maximize Their Potential

Female freelancer in her casual home clothing working remotly from her dining table in the morning. Home kitchen in the background.

One of the most exciting ways the internet has changed the workplace is that it has decentralized it, making it easier than ever for people to work remotely. This is good news for everyone. For workers, it means getting to finally take advantage of all the benefits remote work has to offer, and for employers, … Read more

Understanding E-mail Laws and Regulations

E-mail is one of the most effective communication tools utilized by businesses today. Marketing tools make it simple for companies of all levels to create a campaign, upload a list, and send out promotional e-mails to everyone, everywhere, whether they want it or not. Unfortunately, we have all experienced the annoyance of our inbox inundated … Read more

Should You Conduct an FLSA Audit?

A recent Fifth Circuit case highlights the complexity of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and should alert employers to the dangers of running afoul of FLSA rules. Although the plaintiffs lost the case, Escribano v. Travis County, Texas, No. 19-50236 (5th Cir. Jan. 10, 2020) shows how complicated the application of the FLSA can … Read more

Court Upholds Confidentiality Clauses for Workplace Investigations

A recent National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision overturns precedent to allow employers to place confidentiality clauses regarding workplace investigations in their employee handbooks. In Apogee Retail LLC d/b/a Unique Thrift Store and Kathy Johnson, 368 NLRB No. 144 (2019), the board ruled in favor of an employer that has two clauses in its employee … Read more

How to Create a Solid Work-From-Home Policy

The U.S. Department of Labor reported that 24 percent of employed people did some or all of their work from home — and that was back in 2015. The numbers have grown since then, thanks to improved technology to support remote work execution, the increasingly difficult and costly challenges of commuting, a growing comfort level … Read more

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