Monthly Archives: October 2014

Do You Need an Employee Background Check?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Hiring decisions are critical determinants of your company’s future success. And while interviews and resumes provide a good foundation, it can be advisable to procure additional information for a truly informed decision regarding a candidate. That said, it is important to understand what information you can legally access and use to make hiring decisions…. Read More »

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Fair Credit Reporting Act and Your Job Application

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

While the guidelines of The Fair Credit Reporting Act (or FCRA) are fairly straightforward (see below), there are still grey areas where applicants may be at risk of having their FCRA rights breached. A wealth of recent lawsuits have been filed against national employers such as Disney, Domino’s Pizza, K-mart, Whole Foods Market, Home… Read More »

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Child Labor Laws for Hiring Your Children

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

As a business owner, hiring your children to work for you can offer some distinct advantages. In addition to helping instill a work ethic and teaching money management, it can also be an excellent strategy to minimize tax liability. That said, it is important to consider the child labor laws related to the decision… Read More »

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Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

The legal protection for gay and lesbian workers against sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace varies depending on where you work. Federal Laws: It is important to note that there is no Federal Law that specifically outlaws workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in the private sector. While there is growing Congressional… Read More »

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6 Things You Need to Know about the Family and Medical Leave Act

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

While people have likely heard of the Family and Medical Leave Act, many remain unfamiliar with its various provisions until faced with a need to use it. FMLA assists employees who need to take care of themselves or their family members because of a serious health condition or the addition of a child to… Read More »

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