Human Resources News & Insights

Why checking that applicant’s Facebook page could come back to bite you

This social network thing is an HR pro’s dream, right? A few mouse clicks, and you can find out anything and everything about that job candidate. One small problem: You could also be setting up your company for some serious legal problems.

Pay and the FLSA: Avoiding 3 legal pitfalls

Tight times have caused many employers to cut overtime, salaries and work hours to stay afloat. That’s understandable — and legal. But those actions can bite you back if you don’t fully understand the trickier points of the law.

What you need to know to navigate new FLSA push

Pay reductions, exempt v. non-exempt employees, independent contractors — all those issues have created a legal minefield for employers. And more people are waiting for you to take one wrong step.