Employees are key to many businesses. If employers are not careful, they may find themselves facing litigation for handling certain employee situations in the wrong manner.
A contract serves as a legally enforceable agreement between two or more parties wherein one or all of the parties agree to a set of terms. Contracts must have a legal purpose and be based on mutual agreement and genuine assent; all parties must willingly participate in the agreement. Additionally, contracts must give all parties something in return in exchange for something of value being surrendered. In order to be legally binding, all parties must be competent and of legal age when signing the contract.
There are plenty of people who don’t like their jobs. We’ve all complained to friends, family and co-workers about work. In most instances, you likely vent a little bit and move on because you just needed to get something off your chest.
When it comes to sexual harassment in the workplace, it can be hard to know what crosses the line. Often, it's tempting to ignore harassment or justify an incident by convincing yourself or others it was just a joke.
When you’re running a small business, you likely know the importance of keeping sexual harassment out of the workplace. However, creating a sexual harassment policy and making sure guidelines are specifically outlined may not be at the top of your to-do list.