Putting Risk in Check – The Case for Ongoing Monitoring

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Risk. A four-letter word, to be sure. Organizations are subject to all sorts of risks and apply carefully-developed, painstaking steps to eradicate it. Actually, that’s the wrong word. Risk can’t be totally eliminated. Controlled and managed — yes. Hence “Risk Management.” Organizations will always face risks. Many come from external sources, such as threats emanating […]

Who’s The Boss?  How the New Federal Joint Employment Rule Impacts Employers

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Traditional employer/employee relationships aren’t as prevalent today as a decade ago. Laws haven’t caught up with these new workplace arrangements forcing lawmakers to consider new ways to ensure that the rights of workers are protected. Are you liable under the new Joint Employment Rule? More than 80 years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the […]

Independent Contractors Gain New Rights in NYC Anti-Discrimination Law Update

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With little fanfare, the New York City Council approved a sweeping change to its employment laws in September when it updated its anti-discrimination rules to include independent contractors. In Int. 0136-A, a single-line amendment, the City Council expanded the New York City Human Rights Law so that it applies to not just traditional employees, but […]

Handling Gaps on Your Resume

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A frequently-asked question by job candidates is how to handle periods of unemployment that show as gaps on their resumes. While a few months may not be a cause for concern for some employers, gaps of six months or more may disqualify the job seeker from being considered. Not necessarily. Hiring professionals are human beings, […]