Happy Veterans Day 2015!

By | November 11th, 2015 | General » Leave a comment

“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” – Abraham Lincoln We at Employers Legal Resource Center (ELRC) would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to the […]

Memorial Day 2015

By | May 22nd, 2015 | General » Leave a comment

Employers Legal Resource Center Closed for Memorial Day             Memorial Day is great holiday of remembering and honoring those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for each of us by defending this Nation and its values. We at Employers Legal Resource Center would like to thank you to all the service men and women who […]

Employee’s Perspective: Take Our Children to Work Day!

By | April 24th, 2015 | General » Leave a comment

Yesterday, April 23, 2015, marked the 22nd anniversary for the national “Take Our Children to Work Day”.  Founded in 1993 by Gail Steinem and The Ms. Foundation for Women, this clever non-profit educational program encourages individuals the opportunity to invite their sons/daughters, and relatives to work for one day to shadow their parents. In doing […]

From the Employee’s Perspective: March Madness

By | March 23rd, 2015 | General » Leave a comment

The next several weeks are exciting for basketball fanatics all over the country: the NCAA College Basketball tournament is in full swing. According to the American Gaming Association, an estimated 40-million Americans will fill out brackets this year. As millions of sports fans eagerly complete brackets and stream games (and since this big-time event often […]

THE EMPLOYEE’S PERSPECTIVE: HELP YOUR EMPLOYEES SURVIVE AND THRIVE DURING THE FIRST YEAR

By | January 13th, 2015 | General » Leave a comment

Last week was my one-year work anniversary with Employers Legal Resource Center (ELRC). The past year has been an unbelievable learning experience not only for me professionally, but personally as well. Each day I am determined and expected to fine-tune my strengths and conquer my weaknesses.  Admittedly, this can be both exhausting and frustrating at […]

Employee Fired After Calling Manager a “d*ck” Denied Unemployment Benefits

By | June 24th, 2014 | General » Leave a comment

It has happened to everyone.  You sit down for lunch, maybe pop open a magazine, and in walks a customer needing help.  Of course, good customer service means you readily help the customer.  Apparently Mr. Jeffrey Broyles, a used car manager, didn’t do that.  According to his boss, Mr. Broyles heaved a big sigh, copped […]

NAKED SUNBATHER LOSES EEOC RETALIATION CLAIM

By | May 6th, 2014 | General » Leave a comment

Demoted from head custodian after found sunbathing on the roof of the elementary school in which he worked, custodian Charles Davis wanted to be head custodian again. Over the five year period following his demotion, he applied for the head custodian position at seven different schools within the school district.  He wasn’t selected for any. […]

EEOC HIKES FINE FOR FAILING TO POST

By | March 28th, 2014 | General » Leave a comment

Time to check to make sure you have the required postings displayed!  In addition to updating your workers compensation posting (OK employers), double check to make sure that you have the “EEO is the law” poster displayed properly for employees and applicants.  Effective April 18, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which enforces federal […]

Today is the Day

By | March 24th, 2014 | General » Leave a comment

For the last six months, federal contractors have been preparing for the changes to their Affirmative action and Nondiscrimination Obligations towards Individuals with Disabilities and Certain Veterans. Among the changes that go into effect today are the following: (1)   Contractors and subcontractors must include new language in each of their covered Government contracts or subcontracts […]

Sham Investigation Costs Chemical Company

By | February 3rd, 2014 | General » Leave a comment

Generally, when an employer decides to fire someone based on the facts then known, the employer won’t be liable – even if later turns out that the facts were wrong. That being said, an employer cannot intentionally ignore contradictory information to justify a termination. Well, technically they could, but as Solvay Chemicals, Inc., (Solvay) recently […]

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