Seven Steps to Take When Employees Don’t Get Along

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Conflict is a part of life, and in the workplace it creates healthy competition, innovation, and enhanced creativity, but conflict that brings disrespect negatively affects everybody. Whether it’s differences in personalities, opinions, or another factor, there will be times when employees don’t mesh, and if it goes unaddressed, it can cause tension that not only … Read more

DHS has Increased Immigration-Related Fines in 2021

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has increased several immigration-related fines/penalties, effective October 19, 2021. These increases were pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 2015. Since that time, penalties have been adjusted yearly based on the rate of inflation. Below is a chart listing the increases: Offense                                                                       Old Penalty                New … Read more

DOJ and DOL Reach Settlements with Facebook Resolving Claims of Discrimination Against U.S. Workers and PERM Violations

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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), through the Civil Rights Division’s Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER),  and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) have reached separate settlement agreements with Facebook regarding its use of the PERM labor certification program. The DOJ’s settlement resolves claims that Facebook routinely refused to recruit, consider, or hire U.S. … Read more

Here are 5 reasons why you need an Employment Lawyer

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Employees have legal rights. People in general and employees in particular, are most often unaware of their rights and options or are hesitant to seek advice from an employment lawyer when an issue or workplace dispute emerges. If you have confronted an employment-related problem, the best approach is to get confidential advice from an employment … Read more

5 WAYS TO SOLVE THE UNDERPERFORMANCE OF REMOTE WORKERS

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Despite the pandemic forcing many individuals to work for home, remote work won’t fade away once everything is resolved. The issue with online work is that it is harder to keep tabs on your employees. This leads to underperformance because a remote workspace comes with more distractions and is typically less organized. If your employees … Read more

Do’s and Don’ts of Writing a Warning Letter to an Employee

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Issuing an employee warning letter is a common HR practice. This method allows HR managers to discipline the staff and to make sure that all employees observe the rules written in the company policy. In addition, a warning letter is also a way for employers to reduce legal risks when firing an employee. In this … Read more

Employment contracts – what they are and what they should contain?

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The term “employment contract” has different interpretations depending on the situation like job contracts, employment agreements, and others. The title does not really matter as much as what conditions and information the agreement contains. Moreover, although it usually does not mean that an employment agreement doesn’t exist, it is recommended that agreements be written instead … Read more

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