Happy New Year!

We would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! To kick off the new year right, we would like to remind our readers that January is a great time for employers to review whether they are complying with all employment law posting requirements. The Department of Labor offers this tool to identify and locate posters that are required under federal and state law. This is a great resource for both new and established employers. Once you answer a few questions about your workplace, you will be directed to the appropriate posters to download, print, and display.

We wish you a successful and compliant 2019!

"Me Too" Prevention - A Checklist for Small Businesses

In light of recent events in the news, now would be a great time for small businesses to run through a quick checklist.

1. Do you have a sexual harassment policy?

2. When was the last time your company reviewed and updated your sexual harassment policy and enforcement procedures?

3. Do you offer sexual harassment training to educate employees on what behavior is and is not tolerated in the workplace?

4. Do you provide an effective way for employees to make complaints when potential violations occur?

5. Do you take appropriate action to enforce your sexual harassment policy by investigating all complaints and addressing violations soon after they occur?

No small business wants to appear in the news after an outpouring of "Me Too" reports from employees.  There are simple steps companies can take to ensure they provide a healthy and respectful work environment for all.  Now get to it.