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It’s an unsettling time for franchisors. The NLRB’s new “indirect control” standard for finding a joint employer relationship (discussed here) is ambiguous and leaves many franchisors confused about how to protect their brand without becoming a joint employer with their … Continue reading
Business owners and franchisees, you might need to start paying your managers overtime. The Department of Labor (DOL) is updating the overtime rules for the so-called “white collar” exemption that excludes certain executive, administrative, and professional employees from the FLSA … Continue reading
Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), employers with 50 full-time equivalent employees (those working 30+ hours per week) must offer at least minimal healthcare to employees and their dependents. Employers, including many franchised businesses, may attempt to avoid this requirement … Continue reading
It’s a new year, and there’s no better time to create an employee handbook or update your existing one. A well-drafted employee handbook effectively communicates workplace expectations, policies and procedures to employees. When management follows its written policies and procedures, they … Continue reading
Terminating an employee is never pleasant, especially if you’re worried about a potential lawsuit. Be sure to review this checklist to best avoid unnecessary litigation and to help ensure you are prepared to defend against a claim for unlawful termination … Continue reading
Earlier this month, Marcus & Boxerman published the first in a three-part series highlighting employer best practices. In case you missed it, click here to learn about best practices for employee handbooks and uniform enforcement of employment policies. This installment … Continue reading
Over the next few weeks, Marcus & Boxerman will publish a three-part series discussing employer best practices. Part One focuses on the practices all employers should adhere to in creating, developing, and enforcing employment policies and workplace conditions. Part Two … Continue reading