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Employment Law Newsletter

An Employee Handbook Is a Valuable Business Resource

Date Published: 2009-01-01 Author: Christina Harris Schwinn Click here to view article: An Employee Handbook is a Valuable Business Resource (1-09)   When used properly, employee handbooks can be a very useful management and employee relations tool.  An employee handbook should provide the basic underpinnings of a business’s policies and

News from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safey and Health Administration

Date Published: 2010-09-01 Author: Christina Harris Schwinn The Occupational Safety and Health Act (“Act”) requires employers to provide employees with a workplace that is safe from recognized hazards.  The type of industry determines what an employer must do to comply with the Act.  Construction industry employers should

The National Labor Relations Board What You Should Know

Written by: Christina Harris Schwinn Private sector employers often believe that because their workforces are not unionized that they do not have to be concerned about the National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB”) activities or compliance with the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”).  Wrong.  Generally speaking, a