Christine Cave to Present at 2017 HR Southwest Conference & Expo in Fort Worth

By | October 2nd, 2017 | News » Leave a comment

Today, October 2, 2017, attorney Christine Cave & Max Dubroff discussed workplace internal investigations at the 2017 HR State Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. The presentation provides HR professionals useful and practical information for completing internal investigations in the workplace as illustrated through their book, “Workplace Internal Investigations: A Novel Approach.” Employers needing assistance on internal investigation should contact the attorneys at Employers Legal Resource Center at 405.702.9797. To purchase a copy of the book today, please follow the link below!

https://www.amazon.com/Workplace-Internal-Investigations-Novel-Approach/dp/1535319208/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1472139206&sr=8-17&keywords=workplace+investigations

 

Attorney Tina Izadi Celebrates 4 year anniversary at ELRC

By | September 11th, 2017 | News » Leave a comment

Employers Legal Resource Center (ELRC) would like to congratulate Ms. Izadi on her 4 year anniversary with the firm. During her time with ELRC, Tina has advocated for clients in litigation and other disputes, and advised clients in employment, HIPAA-privacy matters and other matters.  Thank you Tina for all your hard work and excellent client service!

Employers Legal Resource Center Closed for Labor Day

By | September 1st, 2017 | News » Leave a comment

Although frequently considered the unofficial last day of summer, Labor Day originated as a celebration of the contributions and achievements of American workers.  Indeed, our businesses most valuable resources.  If you want to sound smart at your Labor Day barbeque, you might toss around some of these interesting Labor Day facts:

  • Labor Day isn’t a holiday that is original to the United States. It actually originated in Toronto, Canada in 1872
  • Oregon was the first state to make Labor Day an official government holiday, which it did in 1872
  • Labor Day became a national holiday in 1894, when Congress passed a bill establishing the first Monday in September each year as “Labor Day”

Enjoy your Labor Day! (Oh, and our offices will be closed so that we can enjoy the holiday ourselves!)

Employers’ Corner: Have You Heard about ELRC’s Prevention Basics Program?

By | August 28th, 2017 | News » Leave a comment

ELRC offers a unique and affordable program designed to address three primary strategies a business can implement to reduce its legal employment-related risk. ELRC’s Prevention Basics program provides predictable monthly billing based on a forecast of the services anticipated during the upcoming year; but always includes these core areas:

  1. Drafting and/or reviewing legally-compliant and up-to-date employee handbooks and personnel policies;
  2. Educating supervisors and managers regarding obligations under the law, including the obligation to refrain from and remedy harassment in the workplace; and
  3. Providing high-quality legal advice and counseling from an experienced employment lawyer.

Businesses participating in the Prevention Basics Program also receive a discount on any other services that may be desired or required during the term of participation.

Contact us to find out more about ELRC’s Prevention Basics Program at 405.702.9797

Christine Cave to Present at 2017 HR Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida

By | August 21st, 2017 | News » Leave a comment

On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, attorney Christine Cave & Max Dubroff will discuss workplace internal investigations at the 2017 HR State Conference in Orlando, Florida. The presentation provides HR professionals useful and practical information for completing internal investigations in the workplace as illustrated through their book, “Workplace Internal Investigations: A Novel Approach.” Employers needing assistance on internal investigation should contact the attorneys at Employers Legal Resource Center at 405.702.9797. To purchase a copy of the book today, please follow the link below!

https://www.amazon.com/Workplace-Internal-Investigations-Novel-Approach/dp/1535319208/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1472139206&sr=8-17&keywords=workplace+investigations

 

Interesting History: National Labor Union Demands Eight-Hour Workday

By | August 14th, 2017 | News » Leave a comment

Over 150 years ago, a newly organized National Labor Union (NLU) was launched to persuade Congress to mandate an eight-hour workday. The organization was a pioneer coalition of skilled and unskilled workers, farmers, and reformers geared toward creating pressure on Congress to enact labor reforms that would ultimately change the American political and economic system. NLU failed to pressure Congress to shorten the workday; however its efforts heightened public awareness of labor issues and increased public support for labor reform in the 1870s and 1880s.

Although some jurisdictions limit the workday to eight hours before an employer must pay a penalty (overtime), federal law is still more flexible. In 1938, Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), limiting the total number of hours an employee could work in a week to 44.  The FLSA was subsequently amended to limit the workweek to 40 hours

Employers’ Corner: ELRC Provides Advice & Consulting

By | July 24th, 2017 | News » Leave a comment

The Employers Legal Resource Center provides consulting and advice on a wide variety of employment and business-related legal matters including employee/independent contractor classification, overtime and other wage & hour issues, employee hiring (including background checks), requests for accommodation, drug testing, leave of absence, complaints of harassment or discrimination, employee discipline and termination.

Attorneys at the Employers Legal Resource Center stay abreast of changes in the law as well as best business practices.  Our attorneys  stay in contact with the businesses with whom they regularly work regarding changes that may affect them, contact the attorneys at ELRC today at 405.702.9797

ELRC Offers Employers Customized Supervisor Trainings

By | July 17th, 2017 | News » Leave a comment

Your supervisor is essential to minimizing your risks of workplace discrimination/harassment, and occupational hazards, as well as enhancing the overall efficiency and productivity in your organization. Therefore, ELRC recommends employers train their Supervisors on these types, as well as the FMLA, and how to address medical issues in the workplace. ELRC will customize training for your organization’s specific needs.

If you would like information about ELRC’s supervisor trainings, contact the attorneys at Employers Legal Resource Center at 405.702.9797.

Have a Safe and Enjoyable Independence Day!

By | July 3rd, 2017 | News » Leave a comment

“For you have been called to live in freedom. Use your freedom to serve one another humbly in love.” – Galatians 5:13

Employers Legal Resource Center will be closed to observe the Fourth of July holiday on Tuesday. Will re-open and resume normal operating hours on Wednesday, July 5.

Employers’ Corner: Reasonable Accommodations under the ADA

By | June 29th, 2017 | News » Leave a comment

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against an employee or applicants with a disability. The law also requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for the physical or mental limitations of a qualified employee or applicant. So what types of accommodation might an employer have to provide under ADA? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) offers the following examples

  • Job restructuring
  • Part-time or modified work schedule
  • Leave of absence
  • Acquiring equipment
  • Changing policies
  • Modification to training programs
  • Reassignment to a vacant position

Identifying what accommodation is reasonable given your unique circumstances can prove to be challenging. Add to that legal requirements and restrictions that apply to the accommodation process.

If you would like guidance on how to navigate a request for accommodations, develop policies & procedures, or need information about the interplay between the ADA, FMLA, and Workers’ Compensation Leave laws, contact the attorneys at Employers Legal Resource Center at (405) 702-9797.

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