The Department of Labor is constantly updating its rules and regulations, which creates an environment for businesses to regularly break the law without intent. Unfortunately, ignorance is not a defense that will hold up in court. In order to protect your business, it is important...

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination against employees and job applicants in employment-related decisions, such and hiring, promotion, or termination. The ADA also prohibits disability harassment and requires reasonable accommodation. In order for the ADA to be applicable, an employer must have 15...

When it comes to hiring, two types of workers primarily exist - full-time employees and independent contractors. Each position has its own benefits and drawbacks from both a worker and employer perspective. While contractors may make a higher salary, they may have to pay higher...

You just finished creating a new, life-changing product! Now what? It’s time to think about protecting your hard work with a patent. A patent prevents others from using, copying, or selling your invention without your consent. These can be obtained from the U.S. government through an...

When it comes to hiring, two types of workers primarily exist - full time employees and independent contracts. Each position has their own benefits and drawbacks from both a worker and employer perspective. For instance, while contractors may make a higher salary, they have to...

Making sure your employees are following the Company policy is a job of itself, but it is equally important to know that you are complying with workplace rights as well. Employers can avoid making potentially costly mistakes by reviewing the basics and constantly staying aware...

Freelancing, or contractors working freely for multiple employers, has become an increasingly viable options for skilled employees in today’s economy. Small business owners, and the freelancer employees that are hired, have been reaping the benefits of hiring independent contractors for their projects. However, before an...

Google, Apple and Zappos are some of today’s most successful companies and they all share one common characteristic - they encourage and foster a great culture within their company. They embody the entrepreneurial spirit within their employees giving them a chance to freely express and...