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Why employers should be wary of wage and hour rules

Indeed, the holiday shopping season is a few months away, but as the old adage goes “if you plan for the worst, you can expect the best.” In the case of retailers and other service businesses, the “worst” during the holidays should be a large influx of customers. With that, employer may be making plans to hire temporary and contract employees. In doing so, there may be situations where workers must put in extra hours to make sure the work is properly done.

Can medicinal marijuana protect an employee from being fired?

In a prior post, we explored the question of whether an employer has an obligation to allow a troubled employee to participate in an alcohol diversion program in lieu of terminating him or her violations of company policies. We explained that employers are not required to rehabilitate troubled employees or provide such opportunities.

Important points for pregnant job seekers and employees

If you are in the market for entry level jobs and retail work, the season is favorable for job seekers. The monthly jobs report is coming and it is likely show that the economy is adding jobs at a steady, yet slow rate. This means that jobs are out there, but it is not a guarantee that every candidate will get hired for every job.

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